Turtle Cheesecake

 It freezes well, if you like to have something special on hand incase of emergencies. 


2 C. Oreo crumbs   

6 Tbs. butter, melted   

14 oz. bag of caramels   

1/2 C. milk    3 eggs

1/2C. pecan pieces   

3- 8oz. pkg. cream cheese

3/4 C. sugar

1 Tbs. vanilla

2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate

Mix cookie crumbs and butter; press into bottom and 2 inches up sides of 9 inch spring-form pan. 

Microwave caramels and milk 3 min., stirring after each min. Pour ¾ of caramel mixture onto crust. Refrigerate 10 min. Set remaining caramel mixture aside. 

Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until well blended. Ad eggs one at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition, just until blended. Pour over caramel mixture in crust. Bake at 300° for 1 hour and 5min. to 1 hour and 10 min. or until center is almost set. 

Run knife or metal spatula around side of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing side of pan. Chill 4 hours or overnight. Top with remaining caramel mixture and pecans. Melt chocolate as directed on package and drizzle over cake. 

© Being Fruitful, 2012