*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          Turtle Swirl Cheesecake
 
 Recipe By     : Bon Appetit (April, 1996)
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         - CRUST ---
    9      ounces        chocolate wafer cookies
    6      tablespoons   unsalted butter -- melted
                         - FILLING ---
    2      pounds        cream cheese -- room temperature
    5      large         eggs
    1 1/2  teaspoons     vanilla extract
    3      tablespoons   whipping cream
    4      ounces        semisweet chocolate -- chopped
                         - TOPPING ---
    1      cup           butterscotch caramel topping -- purchased
      1/2  cup           whole pecans -- toasted
 
 
 
 For Crust:
 Preheat oven to 350°F. Finely grind cookies in processor. Blend in butter. Press
crumb mixture onto bottom and 1 inch up sides of 9-inch-diameter springform pan
with 2 3/4-inch-high sides. Wrap outside of springform pan with foil.
 
 For Filling:
 Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese in large bowl until fluffy. Gradually add
sugar and beat until smooth. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Mix in vanilla extract.
 
 Bring cream to simmer in heavy small saucepan. Reduce heat to low. Add chocolate
and stir until mixture is melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
 
 Pour half of cream cheese mixture into crust. Spoon half of chocolate mixture
over by tablespoons, spacing evenly. Using tip of knife, swirl chocolate mixture
into filling. Spoon remaining cream cheese mixture over. Spoon remaining
chocolate mixture over by tablespoons. Swirl into filling. Bake until sides are
set and center moves slightly when pan is shaken, about 1 hour 5 minutes. (Cake
may crack.) Cool in pan on rack. Chill overnight. 
 
 Using small knife, cut around pan sides to loosen cake. Release pan sides.
Drizzle 1/4 cup caramel sauce over top of cake. Garnish with whole pecans. Pass
remaining sauce separately.
 
 
                    
 
 
 
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