Ultimate Turtle Cheesecake
Recipe from KRAFT Foods



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Servings: 16
Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 6 hrs 10 mins
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Ingredients
    What You Need
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      24   
      OREO Cookies, finely crushed (about 2 cups)
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      6   tablespoons 
      butter or margarine, melted
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      1  14  ounce package 
      KRAFT Caramels
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      1/2  cup 
      milk
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      1   cup 
      chopped PLANTERS Pecans
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      3  8  ounce packages 
      PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
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      3/4  cup 
      sugar
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      1   tablespoon 
      vanilla
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      eggs
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      2   squares 
      BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate

    Directions
    Make It

    1.
    Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
    2.
    Mix crumbs and butter; press onto bottom and 2 inches up side of 9-inch springform pan.
    3.
    Microwave caramels and milk in small microwaveable bowl on HIGH 3 minutes or until caramels are completely melted, stirring after each minute. Stir in nuts; pour half into crust. Refrigerate 10 minutes. Refrigerate remaining caramel mixture for later use.
    4.
    Beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla with mixer until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over caramel layer in crust.
    5.
    Bake 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 10 minutes or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate 4 hours.
    6.
    Microwave reserved caramel mixture 1 minute; stir. Pour over cheesecake. Melt chocolate as directed on package; drizzle over cheesecake.
    Kraft Kitchen Tips

    1.
    Size-Wise: Enjoy a serving of this decadent treat on special occasions.
    Kraft Kitchen Tips

    1.
    How to Pipe Chocolate: Place a square of BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate in freezer-weight resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Microwave on HIGH 30 seconds. Squeeze bag to melt chocolate. Fold down top tightly and cut small piece (about 1/8 inch) off one of the bottom corners of bag. Holding top of bag firmly, drizzle chocolate through opening in desired patterns on cheesecake.
    Kraft Kitchen Tips

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    Note: Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees F if using a dark nonstick springform pan.
    Nutrition information
    Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 480, Fat, total (g) 31, chol. (mg) 110, sat. fat (g) 15, carb. (g) 45, fiber (g) 2, sugar (g) 37, pro. (g) 7, vit. A (IU) 729, sodium (mg) 370, calcium (mg) 101, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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