*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             TURTLE CHEESECAKE
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       c            Vanilla wafer crumbs
    6       tb           Melted butter
   14       oz           Bag caramel candies
    5 1/3   oz           Can evaporated milk
    1       c            Chopped toasted pecans
   16       oz           Packages cream cheese,
                         -softened
      1/2   c            Sugar
    1       t            Vanilla
    2                    Eggs
      1/2   c            Semisweet chocolate chips,
                         -melted
 
   Combine crumbs and butter and press onto bottom of a
   9-inch springform pan. Bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
   Melt caramels in milk in heavy 1 1/2 quart saucepan
   over low heat, stirring frequently until smooth. Pour
   over crust. Top with pecans.
   
   Combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla.  Mix at
   medium speed with electric mixer until well-blended.
   Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each.
   
   Blend in chocolate.  Pour over pecans.  Bake at 350
   degrees for 40 minutes. Loosen cake from rim of pan.
   Chill.  Garnish with whipped cream, additional chopped
   nuts and maraschino cherries if desired.
  
 
 
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