Monday, February 22, 2010

Pascagoula Praline Cheesecake

Prep Time and Total Time: 30 min

Ingredient List and Recipe Steps:

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup butter, melted
2/3 cup finely chopped pecans
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
3 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
4 eggs
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup whipping cream
1 cup chopped pecans
1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla

extra creamy cool whip, and chocolate syrup for decoration


For crust, in a large bowl combine flour, melted butter, 2/3 cup finely chopped pecans and the powdered sugar. mix well. Press mixture into the bottom of a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until crust is set and light golden brown around the edges.

Meanwhile, for filling, in a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese with an electric mixer on low to medium speed until smooth. Add eggs; beat well. Beat in sweetened condensed milk, granulated sugar, and the 2 teaspoons vanilla. Pour filling over baked crust. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes until set. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

For topping, in a medium saucepan combine brown sugar and whipping cream. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in the 1 cup chopped pecans and the 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla.

Pour topping over cheesecake. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours before serving. Cut into squares.

serve with a dallop of extra creamy cool whip on top, or on the side of your serving dish. Z ( drizzle in the shape of a Z) with chocolate syrup, lightly.

Servings: 24 squares

Pascagoula is a small town in Southern Mississippi, known for the best pot-luck suppers in the south. You pronunce it as pass-ah-goula.

From My Messy Kitchen to yours!
The Bumpkin


Trish said...

OH. MY. Come on now Bumpkin! Not on the day I decide to go back to Weight Watchers! This looks SINFULLY DELICIOUS. :) OXOXOX

(((Seriously thanks for sharing)))

Trish said...

BTW I don't think I ever told you Matt went to USM and we spend a lot of time in MS. Sometimes we fly in and out of Gulfport too. Oh and my MIL has a condo in Diamondhead. Can we please get together soon??? XO

Melissa said...

YUM! I am going to have to try this!

Carey said...

Absolutely nothing better than cheesecake and pralines in one! Definitely going to check these out!

Mi Vida Bonita said...

That sounds amazing. I love cutting it into squares! I will have to give this a try!

Bama Girl said...

WOW! This sounds AMAZING. Not good for the diet, but amazing! :-) Thanks for sharing! XOXO

Slumber Designs said...

Oh great, now I can't start my diet until tomorrow now!

...All Things Refined said...

OMGOODNESS! I want to stuff these in both cheeks. Will be making these ASAP! xoJoy