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                     Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cheesecake
 
 Recipe By     : Kraft Confection Cookbook/Bob b1744
 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheesecakes                      Chocolate
                 Desserts                         Nuts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         CRUST:
    2      cups          vanilla wafer cookie crumbs
    6      tablespoons   margarine -- melted
                         FILLING:
    1      14 ounce bag  caramel candy
    1      5 ounce can   evaporated milk
    1      cup           chopped pecans
   16      ounces        cream cheese -- softened
      1/2  cup           sugar
    2                    eggs
    1      cup           semi sweet chocolate chips -- melted
    1      teaspoon      vanilla
 
 Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix together crumbs and margarine. Press onto bottom
 and sides of 9 springform pan and bake for 10 minutes. In a small bowl,
 microwave caramels with milk on High for 4-5 minutes or until melted,
 stirring every minute. Pour over crust. Top with pecans. In large mixing
 bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar at medium speed with electric mixer until
 well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Blend
 in chocolate and vanilla. Pour over pecans.  Place pan on cookie sheet. Bake
 for 45 minutes. Loosen cake from rim of pan. Cool before removing rim of pan.
 Chill several hours or overnight. 
 
                    
 
 
 
 
 
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 NOTES : Center of cheesecake should appear soft when taken from oven. It will
 firm as it cools.