We all love the holidays and it is always nice to have a special dessert! I am pretty sure that you will be so glad that you made this wonderful Eloquent Turtle Cheesecake. So after your Thanksgiving meal has settled, you are going to want to bring out this dessert!
You can make the plates as fancy as you want or if you want, you can just keep it simple. Whatever you chose, you will love it.
You can make it with other kinds of caramel, but Mrs Richardson’s is my favorite. Also, you can use any kind of chocolate sandwich cookie that you want.
Do not let the cheese cake cool too fast or you will get cracks in it. If you want, sometimes I prop my oven door open with a wooden spoon or just open it to the first notch.
Have fun with this beautiful cheesecake and know that it is worth the work to make your guests so happy.
What Ingredients Do I Need For Eloquent Turtle Cheesecake?
- Oreo’s (or similar chocolate sandwich cookie)
- Pecan pieces
- Mrs. Richardson’s Butterscotch Caramel Fudge ice cream topping
- Cream cheese
- Semisweet chocolate chips
- Chocolate syrup
- Turtle candies
How Do I Make Eloquent Turtle Cheesecake?
- In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs and melted butter.
- Press into the bottom and 1 1/2″ up the side of a 9″ spring form pan.
- Place pan on a cookie sheet for baking. Sprinkle pecans over bottom and cover with 2/3 of the caramel sauce; set aside.
- Place oven rack in center position and preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with mixing paddles until nice and smooth.
- Add in the sugar and then slightly cooled chocolate.
- Mix in the eggs all at once.
- Pour the mixture over caramel sauce in a pan.
- Bake for 1 hour.
- Cool by turning oven off, opening door a crack and keeping just a little ajar.
- (Cooling the cheese cake too quickly will cause deep cracks in surface.)
- When completely cool, refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Serve by striping the plate with chocolate syrup and placing a piece of cheesecake on it with stripes perpendicular to stripes.
- Place several pieces of cut up turtle candy on cheesecake.
- Stripe with caramel and chocolate syrup.
*This is a very eloquent and rich dessert!
What is Turtle Cheesecake?
- This turtle cheesecake is a cheesecake with a spin on the classic turtle candy.
- Turtle candy is a confection made with chocolate, caramel, and pecans.
- Chocolate-dipped pecans, as a brand, were developed by Johnson’s Candy Company in 1918, when a vigilant candy-dipper in Chicago noted that the candy was shaped like a turtle.
- You can find all kinds of spins on turtle candies today, including cake versions, brownies versions, and candies made with nuts other than pecans. But this eloquent turtle cheesecake uses the classic chocolate-caramel-pecan combo.
- However, if you wanted to use a different nut, go ahead and experiment! Keep the proportion the same (2 ounces of nuts) and you’ll be OK.
Can I Store Eloquent Turtle Cheesecake?
- Uneaten cheesecake can be stored, covered, in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- You can also wrap individual slices tightly with plastic wrap and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. You can defrost slices in the fridge overnight or at room temp for about half an hour.
- If you want to freeze the whole cheesecake to serve later you can pop the cheesecake, pan and all, into the freezer for about an hour, until it’s frozen solid. (Be sure it’s fully chilled before you freeze it.)
- Once the cheesecake is frozen, wrap it well and freeze it for up to 3 months. Defrost the cheesecake in the fridge overnight when you’re ready to serve it.
Other Delicious Desserts for you to Try:
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 436Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 97mgSodium 253mgCarbohydrates 58gFiber 2gSugar 44gProtein 6g