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Recipe by: Lisa Prince

Pecan Toffee Cheesecake

This is a tall, rich and creamy cheesecake that will impress your guests this holiday season.

Servings: 16
Cook Time: Prep Time: 15 minutes; Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Meal Type: Dessert
NC Ingredients: eggs, pecans

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Pkg. (11.3 oz.) pecan shortbread cookies, crushed
½ Tbsp. butter, melted
oz. of cream cheese, softened
½ cup sugar
large eggs
cup flour
tsp. vanilla extract
tsp. lemon juice
cup ricotta cheese
cup sour cream
cup toffee pieces
cup pecan pieces


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

For the crust: Mix the crushed cookies with the melted butter.  Press into the bottom and up sides of a 9-inch spring form pan.  Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.  Let cool completely.

For the filling: Beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy.  Add the sugar a little at a time and continue beating until creamy.  Add one egg at a time and beat after each egg.  When the eggs have been mixed into the cream cheese, add flour, vanilla and lemon juice, mix well.  Add the ricotta cheese and the sour cream last and beat well.  Pour the mixture into the cooled crust.  Bake in a water bath and bake for approximately 1 hour.  Combine the toffee and pecan pieces then place on top of the cheesecake.  Cook for an additional 15 minutes.  Cool Completely before refrigerating.  Chill overnight.


Recipes found on this page are from Got to Be NC members, staff, industry partners and Stove Side Chats. Stove Side Chats is Got to Be NC’s cooking show hosted by restaurant marketing specialist Chad Blackwelder. This series invites chefs and home cooks from around the state to teach you how to cook with in-season North Carolina deliciousness.