Caramel Pecan Cheesecake
December 1, 2019
For the Filling: In a small saucepan over low heat, melt caramels in evaporated milk, stirring frequently, until smooth. Reserve about 3 tablespoons; cover and refrigerate. Pour remaining caramel mixture over frozen crust, spreading evenly and leaving a 1/2-inch border uncovered. Sprinkle chocolate chunks over caramel. Set aside.
In a mixer bowl fitted with paddle attachment, beat cream cheese, sour cream and sugar on medium-high speed until very smooth, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Mix in vanilla. Fold in chopped pecans by hand. Pour filling over frozen crust, smoothing out to sides of pan.
Bake in 350-degree oven until top is light brown and center has a slight jiggle to it, 45 to 55 minutes. Let cool in pan on a wire rack for 2 hours. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours before decorating or serving.