This caramel pecan cheesecake is so rich and creamy, with a wonderfully nutty, toasty flavor from the pecans, brown sugar, and caramel.

Slice of caramel pecan cheesecake on a plate, drizzled with caramel sauce and sprinkled with chopped pecans.

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What can I say, I am just all about the caramel these days. And the cheesecake for that matter!

Last week I shared Caramel Apple Cupcakes, and Chocolate Caramel Chip Cheesecake.

I can’t help myself! Caramel just feels so right at this time of year. And cheesecake is about as awesome as it gets for a killer make-ahead dessert. And I think this caramel pecan cheesecake takes all of that, wraps it up, and ties it with a pretty bow.

Caramel Pecan Cheesecake: so creamy and rich, with the most incredible nutty, caramel flavor!  food desserts cheesecake

Just look at how creamy that filling is! Ugh it’s seriously to die for. And it’s sweetened with brown sugar and real caramel sauce, so that toasty, warm flavor really comes through.

You can use any kind of caramel sauce you like, but I’m especially partial to this salted caramel sauce recipe. It’s made in around 15 minutes and the flavor cannot be beat. So buttery and rich!

Caramel Pecan Cheesecake: so creamy and rich, with the most incredible nutty, caramel flavor!  food desserts cheesecake

All of this dreamy-ness sits on top of the crunchiest graham cracker pecan crust. If you have any of those homemade graham crackers laying around, this is the best possible way to use them up! And the added crunch from the toasted pecans is so spot on.

Just imagine a thick slice of this caramel pecan cheesecake, served alongside a hot cup of coffee, with the colorful leaves swirling all around in the brisk fall air outside your window.
Bliss!

Caramel pecan cheesecake slice on a plate, garnished with caramel sauce and chopped pecans, with a stack of plates and a jar of caramel sauce in the background

More great fall recipes on my “Seasonal Recipes: Fall & Winter” Pinterest board!


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Caramel Pecan Cheesecake
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 15 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Total Time
1 hr 45 mins
 

This caramel pecan cheesecake is so rich and creamy, with a wonderfully nutty, toasty flavor from the pecans, brown sugar, and caramel.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caramel pecan cheesecake
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 664 kcal
Ingredients
For the crust
  • 5 graham crackers
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
For the filling
  • 24 ounces cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup prepared caramel sauce
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
For the garnishes
Recipe Notes

This cheesecake can be baked in any kind of oven.  If your oven does not have a steam feature, just place the cheesecake pan in a larger baking dish, and pour hot water into the larger dish until it comes about an inch up the sides of the cheesecake pan.

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Nutrition Facts
Caramel Pecan Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 664 Calories from Fat 513
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 57g 88%
Saturated Fat 28g 140%
Cholesterol 416mg 139%
Sodium 1947mg 81%
Potassium 261mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 54g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 46g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 32.4%
Calcium 14.8%
Iron 9.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Caramel Pecan Cheesecake: so creamy and rich, with the most incredible nutty, caramel flavor! food desserts cheesecake