Diva Q Turtle Cheesecake

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Diva Q Turtle Cheesecake

Post by Diva Q » Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:18 pm

Diva Q turtle cheesecake

* 1-1/2 cups finely crushed graham crackers
* 2 tablespoon cocoa
* 1 tablespoon sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
* 1/2 cup butter, melted
* 4 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
* 1 cup sugar
* 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 1/4 cup milk
* 5 eggs, slightly beaten
* 1 box turtles ( 9 reserved the rest chopped in pieces)
-- for other other 9 cut in half for decorating
-- caramel sauce homemade or store bought
-- dusting of powdered sugar

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. For crust, in a bowl combine crushed graham crackers, walnuts, the 1 tablespoon sugar, and, if desired, the cinnamon. Stir in melted butter. Press the crumb mixture onto the bottom and about 2 inches up the sides of an 8- or 9-inch springform pan; set aside.

2. For filling, in a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese, the 1 cup sugar, the flour, and vanilla with an electric mixer until combined. Beat in milk until smooth. Stir in eggs. Mixture should be smooth.

3. Pour filling into crust-lined pan. Place the pan in a shallow baking pan. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until a 2-1/2-inch area around the outside edge appears set when gently shaken.

4. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Using a small sharp knife, loosen the crust from sides of pan; cool for 30 minutes. Remove the sides of the pan; cool cheesecake completely on rack. Cover and chill at least 4 hours before serving. Decorate with chopped turtles and the half turtles. Drizzle with caramel sauce. Dust with icing sugar.

5. Makes 18 slices

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Post by Diva Q » Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:20 pm

please note this is a 400 gr. box of turtles/ or store brand equivalent. Our compliments from Sobey's is a good brand. Tastes the exact same.
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Post by Diva Q » Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:22 pm

The edit button is missing >?

Please change walnuts for cocoa.

The walnuts are too bitter with this recipe.
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Post by Peter » Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:21 pm

Looks amazing :lol:
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Post by CdnQer » Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:22 pm

I'll second that comment!! :D

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Post by ROXY » Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:11 am

Diva Q wrote:The edit button is missing >?

Please change walnuts for cocoa.

The walnuts are too bitter with this recipe.
Great looking cheese cake Diva, glad to see you use flour in your batter it sure does help the cake to stay puffed up I find.

Have you thought of trying pecans instead of walnuts if you find them bitter. Just a thought as turtles do have pecans in em.

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Post by ROXY » Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:12 am

Just noticed.."feeds 18" not in my house that for sure.

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Post by Diva Q » Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:06 am

Yup I really do find that with the pecans.

There is another recipe I have that uses walnuts and honey in a cheesecake and it is nice.

LOL no not 18 at my house by itself but for a party with other desserts I can usually get 18 out of it.
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