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Sour Cream Cheesecake with Praline Sauce

This is a holiday favorite at our house!  I also make it for a lot of church potlucks – that way I get a little bit, and the rest goes home with someone else – otherwise I would eat way more than I need to!  LOL

Crust:

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

4 tbsp sugar

1/2 stick melted butter

Filling:

3 8-oz packages cream cheese, at room temperature

1 cup sugar

5 large eggs

1 tbsp vanilla extract

Topping:

1 1/2 cups sour cream

4 tbsp sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

Praline Sauce:

2 tbsp light brown sugar

2 tbsp corn starch

1 cup dark corn syrup

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350.

For crust, stir together graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter – pat into bottom and sides of a springform pan.

For filling, beat together cream cheese and sugar; beat in eggs, one at a time, then add vanilla; pour filling into crust and bake for 1 hour.

Remove cake from oven and let cool for 10 minutes.

For topping, mix sour cream, sugar, and vanilla until well blended; spread over top of warm cheesecake and return to oven for 5 minutes.

Cool cake to room temperature in pan, then cover with plastic and refrigerate overnight.

To serve, loosen cake from pan with a knife, then remove sides of pan. 

To make sauce, mix brown sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan; add in corn syrup and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thick; remove from heat, stir in nuts and vanilla, and cool slightly.  Pour over cheesecake before serving.

 

Tasty Tuesdays

One of the things I really want to do on my blog is share recipes and talk about cooking.  I’ll be posting recipes on Tuesdays…maybe not every Tuesday, but at least a couple of times a month.  I’m putting together a family cookbook with all of our favorite recipes – for everything from special events to everyday meals – and I look forward to starting to share those with you!