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Caramel Pear Cheesecake Recipe with Pecan Crust

An extraordinary and scrumptious caramel pear cheesecake recipe with a pecan graham cracker crust and pear cheesecake topping recipe.  This pecan crust cheesecake is topped with a pear and pecan glaze recipe. 
 
slice of caramel pear cheesecake recipe
 

Sometimes a girl just wants to bake something way over the top. You know something sweet that makes mouths drop and drool.  You even get that urge?   But we love simple here on the Ranch as much as you do but sometimes you just gotta reach for the sky.  And this Caramel pear cheesecake recipe is just over the moon rich and it is so worth the extra time.  

 

baked cheesecake before adding pear and pecan glaze

 
 This Pear Glazed Cheesecake is an adaptation from several apple pecan glazed cheesecake recipes.  And most of the preparation can be done a day ahead and the pecan glaze made just before serving.  It is a sure winner for your family or guests. Its not just for a special occasion but will make any day of the week special. 
 
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Ingredients for this Caramel Pear Cheesecake Recipe:

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Pecan Graham Cracker Crust

  • 3 cups of Graham Crackers (2 1/2 little packages)
  • 3/4 cups  butter, melted (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 1/2 cup of pecans
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar

Cheesecake Filling

  • 4- 8oz packages of cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups of white sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 1 -16oz  container of sour cream
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 eggs

Pear cheesecake topping recipe

  • 1/2 cup of butter (1 stick)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of chopped pecans
  • 2 pounds of pears (about 4)
  • 1/2 cup of whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup of creme de Cassis (black currant liqueur) 

 

Equipment Needed:

 

Instructions for  this Pecan Crust Cheesecake

Pecan Crust Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Wrap the bottom and sides of a 12 inch springform pan with Aluminum foil to prevent water seepage when baking in the water bath
  • Break up graham crackers and place in a food processor (may be done in two batches, depending on the size of your food processor), add pecans and finely grate them along with the graham crackers.
  • Place the crumb mixture in a bowl and add sugars, mix thoroughly and began adding the melted butter and stir to combine
  • Press the crumb mixture firmly into the bottom of the pan and up the sides of the springform pan
  • Place in oven and bake for 10 minutes, remove to a cooling rack.
 

Cheesecake Filling Instructions:

 
  • In a mixing bowl using an electric mixer add cream cheese, sugar and cornstarch and mix until smooth.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix very well until no lumps remain.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared crust in the springform pan
  • Place in a roasting pan and fill the roasting pan about halfway up the side of the cake pan with water.
  • Carefully place in center of oven and bake for 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  • Remove cake from water bath and place on wire rack. Let cool and refrigerate overnight.
 

Cheesecake Topping Instructions

 
  • Peel and pit pears then chop into 1/2 inch pieces.
  • Melt butter in a medium sauce pan over medium high heat.
  • Add pear pieces and pecans, stirring constantly, cook for about 2 minutes. 4. Add sugar and continue to stir until sugar is melted and mixture comes to a boil.
  • Remove pears and pecans with a slotted spoon and save in a small bowl
  • Keep the butter and sugar boiling at a slow boil, stirring constantly until it turns a pretty amber.
  • Remove from heat and add cream and liqueur, place back on heat and bring to a boil, whisking constantly.
  • Remove from heat, return the pears and pecans to the mixture and allow to cool.
 

To Assemble this caramel pear cheesecake:

 
  • Meanwhile remove cheesecake from refrigerator and carefully remove the sides of the springform pan. Place on cake plate
  • When the topping is cool, carefully spread it over the cheesecake. Place in refrigerator until ready to serve.
 
 

pecan crust cheesecake with caramel pear cheesecake topping recipe

 
 
It’s not that hard to serve one of the best Cheesecakes with a homemade Caramel Pear and Pecan Glaze at your next dinner party or family gathering.  This Caramel Pear and Pecan Glaze over a rich cheesecake is sure to rock your taste buds.
 

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5 from 2 votes

Caramel Pear and Pecan Glaze over Cheesecake Crust

An extraordinary and scrumptious caramel pear cheesecake recipe with a pecan graham cracker crust and pear cheesecake topping recipe.  This pecan crust cheesecake is topped with a pear and pecan glaze recipe. 
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time1 hr 55 mins
chilling time1 hr
Total Time3 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Caramel Pear Cheesecake, pecan glaze
Servings: 12
Calories: 683kcal
Author: Evelyn

Ingredients

Crust

Filling

Topping

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 lbs Pears about 4
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup Creme de Cassis black currant liqueur

Instructions

Crust Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Wrap the bottom and sides of a 12 inch springform pan with foil to prevent water seepage when baking in the water bath
  • Break up graham crackers and place in a food processor (may be done in two batches, depending on the size of your food processor), add pecans and finely grate them along with the graham crackers.
  • Place the crumb mixture in a bowl and add sugars, mix thoroughly and began adding the melted butter and stir to combine
  • Press the crumb mixture firmly into the bottom of the pan and up the sides of the springform pan
  • Place in oven and bake for 10 minutes, remove to a cooling rack.

Filling Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl using an electric mixer add cream cheese, sugar and cornstarch and mix until smooth.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix very well until no lumps remain.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared crust in the springform pan
  • Place in a roasting pan and fill the roasting pan about halfway up the side of the cake pan with water.
  • Carefully place in center of oven and bake for 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  • Remove cake from water bath and place on wire rack. Let cool and refrigerate overnight.

Topping Instructions

  • Peel and pit pears then chop into 1/2 inch pieces.
  • Melt butter in a medium sauce pan over medium high heat.
  • Add pear pieces and pecans, stirring constantly, cook for about 2 minutes. 4. Add sugar and continue to stir until sugar is melted and mixture comes to a boil.
  • Remove pears and pecans with a slotted spoon and save in a small bowl
  • Keep the butter and sugar boiling at a slow boil, stirring constantly until it turns a pretty amber.
  • Remove from heat and add cream and liqueur, place back on heat and bring to a boil, whisking constantly.
  • Remove from heat, return the pears and pecans to the mixture and allow to cool.

To Assemble

  • Meanwhile remove cheesecake from refrigerator and carefully remove the sides of the springform pan. Place on cake plate
  • When the topping is cool, carefully spread it over the cheesecake. Place in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 683kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 350mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 66g | Vitamin A: 882IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2mg


 
 

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Jamie

Friday 28th of February 2014

Oh my goodness, this cake looks so fabulous! If pears and caramel aren't a great enough combination, throw in the cheesecake and I'm definitely excited for this one! Pinning.

Savannah McQueen

Tuesday 7th of May 2013

I cannot think of an adjective to describe how wonderful this cake looks. Your husband is one lucky man. Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes! -Savannah

Annie

Monday 4th of February 2013

Your cake looks so good! I have never seen the cake topping like this!

Claire Justine

Sunday 3rd of February 2013

Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays, featuring this week :)

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin

Sunday 3rd of February 2013

Oh, sweet Lord, this looks good!!! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse