Butter Pecan Cheesecake

Rivky Kleiman Recipe By
  • Cooking and Prep: 12 h
  • Serves: 16
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My love for butter pecan ice cream dates back to early in my marriage, and serves as the inspiration to this cheesecake. I intend for it to be a sensory experience and hope you appreciate the layers and textures. It’s the ultimate Shavuos dessert, but don’t be surprised if you find yourself making it all year long.

Ingredients (18)

Cookie Crumb Layer

Butter Pecan Layer

Cheesecake Layer

Butter Pecan Garnish

Start Cooking

Make the Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).

  2. Crush chocolate chip cookies finely. Mix with melted butter.

  3. Press mixture into the bottom of a greased 10-inch (25-cm) springform pan. Bake for eight minutes and allow to cool.

For the Butter Pecan Layer

  1. Combine all the ingredients for this layer, except the ground nuts, in a large saucepan.

  2. Over medium-high heat, stir constantly until mixture reaches a boil and thickens.

  3. Add in the ground pecans and stir well. Remove from heat and cool completely.

  4. Spread butter pecan layer over cooled cookie crust and set aside.

For the Cheesecake Layer

  1. Beat cream cheese until smooth. Mix in the brown sugar until combined.

  2. Add in eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.

  3. Add in sour cream, heavy cream, and vanilla extract and mix until well blended. Do not overbeat.

  4. Pour cheesecake batter over the butter pecan layer. Tap springform pan on the counter to release any air pockets and level your cake.

  5. Wrap three large pieces of aluminum foil around your springform pan. Set the wrapped springform pan into a larger pan (roasting size) and pour 1 inch (2½-cm) of hot water around the springform pan.

  6. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius) for one hour to one hour and 10 minutes.

  7. Turn off oven. Allow cake to remain in the oven with the door opened for 30 minutes.

  8. Remove cake from water bath and remove foil. Refrigerate cake to set overnight.

Garnish

  1. To make the garnish, melt butter in a large frying pan over medium-low heat. Add in pecans and maple syrup and stir until completely coated and fragrant (approximately four minutes). Transfer to a sheet of Gefen Easy Baking Parchment Paper.

  2. Garnish your cheesecake by making two outer circles of pecans laid side by side around the outer edge of your cake.

  3. Next, make two smaller circles out of pecan halves toward the center of your cake.

  4. Place the remaining pecans in a ziplock bag and pound to crush finely. Fill in the inner and outer circle with the crushed butter pecans.

Credits

Photography: Hudi Greenberger

Styling: Janine Kalesis

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  • leah

    Butter Pecan Cheesecake

    Cream cheese

    Does this use whipped cream cheese or the grey boxes?
    Posted by Leah1234 |April 29, 2018
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman  - Kosher.com Admin
    The block kind, I think that's what you mean grey boxes.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|April 30, 2018
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  • leah

    Butter Pecan Cheesecake

    Cream cheese

    Does this use whipped cream cheese or the grey boxes?
    Posted by Leah1234 |April 29, 2018
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman  - Kosher.com Admin
    The block kind, I think that's what you mean grey boxes.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|April 30, 2018
    0

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