Venango County Recipe of the Day: Caramel Cheesecake

| January 29, 2019

You will receive rave reviews when you serve this sweet and delicious dessert! Sponsored by Franklin-Oil Region Credit Union.

Caramel Cheesecake

Ingredients

2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 60 wafers)
3 tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted

Filling:

3 – 8 oz. packages Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Caramel Sauce:

1 – 5 oz. can evaporated milk
1 – 14 oz. package caramels
1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

~Preheat oven at 375°.

~In a bowl, combine crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and 3/4 in. up the sides of a greased 10-in. springform pan. Set aside.

~In a bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add flour; beat well. Beat in eggs on low speed just until combined. Stir in vanilla. Pour into prepared crust.

~Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake for 30 o 35 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen. Cool one hour longer.

~Refrigerate overnight. Remove sides of pan.

~In a saucepan over low heat, stir milk and caramels until caramels are melted. Stir in nuts. Cool to room temperature. Drizzle over cheesecake slices. Refrigerate leftovers.

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