Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake
If you love the flavor combination of chocolate, caramel and pecans—like the candy this cheesecake is named for—then this dessert is sure to please.
1 (7-ounce) package soft caramels
1/4 cup evaporated milk
3/4 cup chopped pecans - divided use
1 (9-inch) chocolate crumb pie crust
2 (3-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/4 cups milk
1 (3.9-ounce) package chocolate instant pudding mix
1/2 cup fudge topping
- Place caramels and evaporated milk in a saucepan. Melt over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth for about five minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Pour into pie crust.
- Combine cream cheese, sour cream, and milk in a blender. Process until smooth. Add pudding mix; process for about 30 seconds more.
- Pour pudding mixture over caramel layer. Chill, loosely covered, until set.
- Drizzle fudge topping over pudding layer and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup pecans. Chill for 1 to 2 hours before serving.
Makes 8 servings.