Drizzle each slice with warm caramel sauceand garnish with toasted pecan halves.
Recipe: Savannah’s PralineCheesecake
Crust: 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans 2 tablespoons SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend 1/3 cup butter, melted Filling: ¼ cup chopped pecans 3 (8 ounce) packages reduced fat cream cheese, softened 2/3 cup SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend 2/3 cup evaporated milk 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 large eggs Sauce: 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend 1/2 cup whipping cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Optional Garnish: toasted pecan halves
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).Lightly spray an 8-inch springform pan with vegetable cookingspray.
Combine graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cupchopped pecans, 2 tablespoons SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend,and butter, mixing well. Firmly press crumb mixture evenly inbottom and 1-inch up sides of prepared pan.
Bake for 10 minutes or until crust beginsto brown. Cool on a wire rack.
Bake 1/4 cup pecans in a shallow pan,stirring occasionally, 5 to 8 minutes or until toasted. Set aside.
Reduce oven to 325°F (160°C).
Beat cream cheese at medium speed withan electric mixer about 2 minutes or until creamy. Graduallyadd 2/3 cup SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend beating 4 to 5 minutes.Gradually add evaporated milk, beating until blended. Add flour,and vanilla, beating until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beatingjust until blended. Stir in pecans. Pour into prepared crust.
Bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes or untilcenter is almost set. Remove cheesecake from oven and cool ona wire rack. Cover and chill 8 hours. Gently run a knife aroundedge of cheesecake and release sides. Top each serving with 2toasted pecan halves, if desired; drizzle with Caramel Sauce.
Combine butter and 1/2 cup SPLENDA®Brown Blend in a heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirringconstantly until mixture comes to a boil. Stir in whipping cream;bring mixture to a full boil, stirring constantly. Boil I minute,stirring constantly. Stir in vanilla.
Makes 16 servings. Preparation Time: 30 Minutes Total Time: 9 Hours 45 Minutes
Nutrition Info Per Serving (1/16 sliceof cheesecake): Calories 340 | Calories from Fat 190 | Fat 21g(sat 11g) | Cholesterol 90mg | Sodium 230mg | Carbohydrates 26g| Fiber 1g | Sugars 18g | Protein 7g
Recipe and photograph courtesy of Splenda,Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar thatis suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding thisproduct, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website atwww.splenda.com.
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