CHEESECAKE WITH BOURBON PECAN TOPPING

Get ready to kick your taste bud to a new dimension with this cheesecake with Bourbon Pecan Topping! The rich flavor of the crunchy graham cracker crust, warm brown sugar cheesecake filling, the caramelized flavor of bourbon, and a gooey pecan pie topping will immediately fill your entire mouth with one bite.

 

INGREDIENTS

Crust

  • 12 ounce Oreos
  • 6 ounce melted butter

Filling

  • 24 ouncescream cheese - room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tbs cornstarch
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tbs bourbon

Topping

  • 3 large eggs beaten
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 8 tbsp corn syrup dark corn syrup recommended
  • 2 tbsp bourbon
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tbsp salt
  • 3/4 cup rough chopped pecans (smoked pecans recommended)

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Before You Start

  1. Preheat your Z Grills pellet grill to 350 °F.
  2. Wrap foil on the bottom and up the sides of a 9” spring-form pan (outside of pan). 
  3. Butter the bottom & insides of the pan.

Crust

  1. Throw ingredients in a food processor until they are finely ground.
  2. Spread in 9” cheesecake pan on bottom & about ½ way upsides.

Filling

  1. Place 8 oz of cream cheese in mixer bowl with 1/3 of sugar & cornstarch.Mix until smooth andcreamy. 
  2. Add another 8 oz cream cheese andbeat until smooth, then add remaining cream cheese,beating until smooth.
  3. Then mix in the rest of the sugar, bourbon & vanilla.
  4. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each one. 
  5. Add the heavy cream and mix just until smooth. Reminder: Do not over mix.
  6. Pour batter into the prepared crust.

Topping

  1. Mix all together except pecans. 
  2. Sprinkle pecans on top of cheesecake batter. 
  3. Pour topping over cheesecake batter.  
  4. Place in a pan big enough to hold a spring-form pan. Pour boiling water in the roasting pan to come up about ½ way up the spring-form pan.  
  5. Bake at 350 °Ffor 75 minutes until the top just barely jiggles. Carefully take the pan out of water-bath and put on cooling rack. 
  6. Let cool for 2 hours in pan. After 2 hours put in fridge until totally chilled then serve.

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