Indulge in the rich and decadent flavors of this Turtle Cheesecake! This creamy cheesecake is topped with gooey caramel, crunchy pecans, and silky chocolate ganache, making it a truly irresistible dessert for any occasion. Satisfy your sweet tooth with this show-stopping dessert that will wow your friends and family.

Preparation time: 30 minutes | Cooking Time: 1 hour 30 minutes | Total Time: 2 hours | Serves: 10


  • For the Crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • For the Cheesecake Filling:
  • 24 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • For the Topping:
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  2. Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter and press into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, then vanilla extract. Pour over crust.
  4. Bake for 1 hour. Turn off the oven and let the cheesecake cool in the oven for 1 hour.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  6. Before serving, top the cheesecake with chopped pecans, drizzle with caramel sauce, and melted chocolate.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 450 || Fat: 28g || Carbohydrates: 42g || Protein: 8g

What I Love About This Recipe?

  1. The combination of creamy cheesecake, caramel, pecans, and chocolate creates a perfect balance of flavor and texture.
  2. This Turtle Cheesecake is a beautiful and impressive dessert that will impress your guests.
  3. It’s easy to make and can be made ahead of time, making it perfect for special occasions.
  4. The sweet and savory elements in this dessert make it a crowd favorite.
  5. Each bite of this cheesecake is a perfect harmony of flavors that will leave you craving for more.

What To Avoid While Making this Recipe?

  1. Avoid overmixing the cheesecake batter, as this can result in a dense and tough texture.
  2. Make sure to properly grease the springform pan to prevent the cheesecake from sticking to the sides.
  3. Avoid opening the oven door while the cheesecake is baking, as this can cause it to crack or sink in the center.
  4. Do not skip the refrigeration step, as this will help the cheesecake set and develop its rich flavor.
  5. Be careful when drizzling the caramel sauce and melted chocolate on top, as too much can overpower the flavors of the cheesecake.

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