Butterscotch Caramel Cheesecake

Level: Challenging
Prep Time: 40 min
Cook Time: 1 hrs 25 min
Cooling Time: 2 hrs
Yields: 12 to 16 servings


Looking for a decadent dessert sure to get a standing ovation, this rich and creamy Butterscotch Caramel cheesecake will be the star! This winning recipe comes to us from Tracey Thomas of Kansas City, Missouri.


  • 1 3/4 cups finely crushed graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels, divided
  • 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 4 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • Whipped topping


PREHEAT oven to 325° F. Wrap outside bottom and side of 9-inch springform pan with double layer of heavy-duty foil.

graham cracker crumbs, butter, granulated sugar and nuts in medium bowl. Press crumb mixture onto bottom and 1-inch up side of prepared pan.

2 tablespoons of morsels and set aside for garnish. Heat milk and remaining morsels in medium saucepan over low heat until morsels are melted and mixture is smooth; remove from heat. Cool to room temperature.

BEAT cream cheese, granulated sugar, flour and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until combined. Add butterscotch mixture; beat until smooth. Add eggs, beat just until combined. Pour into prepared pan. Place pan in large roasting pan; fill roasting pan with warm water half way up side of springform pan.

BAKE for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until 2 1/2-inch area around outside edge appears set when gently shaken. Carefully remove cheesecake from water. Pull foil away from pan and lift springform pan out of foil to wire rack. Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes. Run knife around edge of cheesecake. Cover; refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.

TO SERVE: Remove side of pan. Spread caramel topping over top of cheesecake. Pipe outer edge of cheesecake with whipped topping. Garnish with reserved morsels, if desired.


by T. Tracey , Kansas City, MO on Dec. 2010

I forgot to mention, that when I submitted this recipe it was named Butterscotch Caramel Pecan Cheesecake. I also sprinkled chopped pecans on top of the caramel topping. Go ahead and give it a try, you won't be disappointed.


by T. Tracey , Kansas City, Missouri on Dec. 2010

I love butterscotch and caramel, not to mention pecans. So when I entered the contest, I wanted to combine all of my favorite flavors. This is to dye for. This is so rich, you only need a small slice...eating a chunk of this mouthwatering dessert is not a good idea. As the saying goes, to much of a good thing is not always good for you. Give this cheesecake a try. I guarantee you won't be disappointed. This is one of my most requested desserts, especially during the holidays.

This recipe takes the cake!!

by M. Mary , Canastota, NY on Jan. 2010

This recipe is irresistable and it turned out even better than I'd anticipated! For a Christmas gift, I received a springform pan so I searched for a unique recipe to try. My boyfriend loves butterscotch but is very fussy. Let me just say that he kept asking for more. . . . cheesecake. This recipe is definitely a keeper!

Perfect New Year's Eve Dessert

by K. Kaimy , CLANCY, MT on Jan. 2010

This is the 2nd time I've brought this for a New Year's Eve party and both times the recipe has been requested by many. It's an easy recipe - nearly foolproof, and absolutely delicious. I made it in a 13X9 pan this year so serving was easier, and skipped the whipped cream and extra chips for garnish, and it was still wonderful.

This cheesecake is amazing

by D. Dina , on Jan. 2009

I made this cheesecake for an assignment for my cooking class, It turned out wonderful and was served at thanksgiving for my family and was gone within two days. However, i saved a piece for my teacher and I definately got an A. :)


by m. michele , South Milwaukee, WI on Oct. 2008

I make a chocolate cheesecake for Christmas and i'm always looking for different recipes, i came across this recipe at the grocery store and decided i was going to make this for Thanksgiving. Let me tell you!!! what a hit!!!! everyone loved it. This is my new Thanksgiving dessert

Salty Sweet Twist

by K. Kristina , jacksonville, FL on May. 2008

I stumbled on this recipe at the grocery store and my husband LOVED it. He likes salty to balance his sweet, but hates nuts, so he asked me to add pretzels to the crust, talk about AWESOME! 1/2 cup crushed pretzels should do it.


by L. Lynnette , PHILADELPHIA, PA on Feb. 2008

I made this cheesecake for Christmas last year and it went so fast because everyone in my family loves cheesecake. This was challenging but I do love a good challenge and this was fun.

Top Cheesecake

by L. Lisa , Gilbert, AZ on Dec. 2007

This was absolutely delicious! My husband took most of it to work and the guys loved it, said it tasted better than the Cheesecake Factory. Another wanted to pay my husband to have me make one for him. The texture and taste are perfect, dense, not dry. Tasted like a great butterscotch pudding. It did not crack and looked perfect too. It was my first real cheesecake, not difficult, and a huge hit!

The best of both worlds

by E. Erika , ROCHESTER, NY on Jun. 2007

I made this for my mother in law for her birthday because her favorite things are butterscotch and caramel. I came upon this recipe after searching many sights and wow, what a hit! Everyone loved it and not difficult at all to make. I will definitely be making it again.