Premier White Caramel Cheesecake

Level: Challenging
Prep Time: 40 min
Cook Time: 1 hrs
Cooling Time: 15 min
Yields: 12 servings

Description

Celebrate spring with this stunning Premier White Caramel Cheesecake bursting with the flavor of NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Premier White Morsels, cream cheese and a hint of vanilla in an elegant combination sure to please family and friends! Julie Martin of Sherrill, NY created this 1st Prize winner in the NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE and Better Homes & Gardens recipe contest.

Ingredients

  • CRUST
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • FILLING
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels, divided
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups (18-oz. container) caramel apple dip, divided

Directions

FOR CRUST:
PREHEAT
oven to 300° F.

COMBINE butter, sugar and cinnamon in medium bowl. Add crumbs; toss until crumbs are moistened. Press onto bottom of ungreased 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

FOR FILLING:
HEAT
1 2/3 cups morsels and cream in medium, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth. Cool for 15 minutes.

BEAT cream cheese in large mixer bowl until fluffy. Beat in morsel mixture and vanilla extract. Stir in eggs. Heat 1 cup caramel apple dip in small saucepan over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes or just until slightly softened. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup cheesecake mixture. Alternately spoon cheesecake and caramel mixtures into prepared pan, ending with caramel. Swirl gently with knife.

BAKE for 55 to 60 minutes or until edge is set but center still moves slightly. Turn off oven and let cheesecake stand in oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven. Let cool on wire rack for 15 minutes. Run knife around edge of cheesecake. Cool completely. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

FOR DRIZZLE:
MICROWAVE
remaining caramel apple dip and remaining morsels in uncovered, small microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 30 seconds. STIR. Morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted. Drizzle sauce over cheesecake slices.

Love this cheesecake

by S. Shelley , Antigo, WI on Nov. 2009

This is the very first baked cheesecake that I ever made and it turned out just perfect. instead of using the caramel apple dip I used the caramel ice cream topping. My husband isn't a fan of baked cheese cakes but he sure loved this one.

Best Caramel Cheesecake

by R. Rachelle , PARKER, CO on Mar. 2009

This is the best caramel cheesecake I've ever made. I have made many cheesecakes before and this is by far the best tasting. I have made it twice so far and everyone raved about it. Someone described it as "decadent." It is not that hard to make and it always turns out great. The caramel apple dip makes it very sweet so there is no need for sugar. I can see why this won first place. I will definitely make this again and again.

best ever

by J. Jane , Mesa , AZ on Jan. 2009

I made this cheesecake for the family's New Year's Day get together. It got an overwhelming approval for taste and for looks. I will make this one again. Over all it was an easy recipe to follow and easy to make.

No added sugar!

by D. Donna , Birmingham, AL on Sep. 2008

This cheesecake is delicious. The taste of white chocolate with caramel is outstanding!

The BEST!!!

by T. TA , CODEN, AL on Mar. 2008

Everyone in my family loved this one. It has a very unique taste that you don't usually get in a cheesecake. My husband even loved it and he likes to stick to regular, no fuss cheesecake.

OH SO GOOD !!

by M. MARY , GLADEWATER, TX on Feb. 2008

--YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE THE RAVE REVIEW'S I GOT ON THIS RECIPE....SEVERAL HAVE ASKED FOR THE RECIPE...I HAVE MADE IT TWICE ALREADY AND IT GOES QUICK...I LOVE IT....THANK'S FOR YOUR WEBSITE----MARY

Decadently Delicious

by C. CRYSTAL , MISHAWAKA, IN on Feb. 2008

What a wonderful cheesecake with a new way to prepare it with a great taste. My husband loves white chocolate and caramel so this was a real pleaser for our family!

Awesome Cheesecake

by K. Kathy , HOUSTON, TX on Feb. 2008

I decided to try this for my husband and friend for their birthdays. And lets just say this was a hit. The only problem with it, is alittle sweet. But oh so yummy. Will definately make this again. THis is a KEEPER!

A favorite with white chocolate lovers!

by A. Ann , SWANZEY, NH on Feb. 2008

This is really rich and delicious. I made it for company because a friend loves white chocolate. It was a big hit!

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

by K. Kristin , Fredericksburg, VA on Feb. 2008

This is the first cheescake I ever made, and it was awesome! It is very rich and goes great with a cup of coffee or a large glass of milk. It was easy to make too!