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                     Chocolate-Caramel-Pecan Cheesecake
 Recipe By     : <arlenes@holly.ColoState.EDU>
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheesecakes
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 1/4  c             Graham cracker crumbs
   14      oz            Package caramels
    1      c             Chopped pecans, toasted
      1/2  c             Sugar
    1      ts            Vanilla extract
                         Pecan halves
      1/4  c             Butter or margarine, melted
    5      oz            Can evaporated milk
   16      oz            cream cheese,
    2                    Eggs
      3/4  c             Semisweet chocolate morsels,
   Combine graham cracker crumbs and butter, stirring well. Press mixture
   evenly onto bottom and 1 inch up sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Unwrap
   caramels; combine with milk and heat over low heat until caramels are
   melted, stirring often. Pour over graham cracker crust; sprinkle chopped
   pecans evenly over caramel layer and set aside. Beat cream cheese at high
   speed until light and fluffy; gradually add sugar, mixing well. Add eggs,
   one at a time, mixing well after each one. Stir in vanilla and chocolate;
   beat until blended. Spoon over pecan layer. Bake at 350 degrees for 30
   minutes. Remove from oven, and run knife around edge of pan to release
   sides. Let cool to room temperature on a wire rack; cover and chill at
   least 8 hours before serving. Top with pecan halves and serve. From
   “Southern Living - 1991 Annual Recipes”
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