Monday, February 22, 2010

Pascagoula Praline Cheesecake


Prep Time and Total Time: 30 min

Ingredient List and Recipe Steps:

Ingredients
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

Directions

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!
Love,
The Bumpkin

8 comments:

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...

WOW!!
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