Praline Cheesecake with a Brownie Brittle™ Crust

For Pie Crust:
  • 1 C Brownie Brittle crumbs
  • 3 T melted butter

  • For Cheesecake:
  • 1 ½ cups cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1 ¼ cups packed dark brown sugar
  • ‪‎2 T flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ C finely chopped pecans
  • To Prepare:

    For Pie Crust:
    Combine above ingredients and press into bottom of 9" spring form pan.

    Bake at 350 degrees for 10 min

    For Pie Filling:
    Beat cream cheese very well - use food processor if available.

    Add sugar and flour and mix until well blended.

    Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in nuts.

    Batter should be smooth and creamy.

    Pour over crust.

    Bake at 450 degrees for 10 min. Reduce temp to 250 degrees and continue baking for 25 to 30 minutes or until middle of cake looks almost set.

    Turn off oven, but leave cake in oven for 5 more minutes.

    Remove cake from oven and loosen from sides of pan. Cool on rack. Remove rim. Chill.

    Then brush with maple syrup and garnish with pecan halves.