SALTED CARAMEL CHEESECAKE….this is the BEST & so easy to make!

  • 1/2 C butter
  • 1/3 C brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 C flour
  • 3/4 C finely chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 C butter
  • 1/3 C brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 C flour
  • 3/4 C finely chopped macadamia nuts
  • 2 lbs cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 C caramel sauce
  • 2 whole large eggs (room temp)
  • 1 large egg yolk (room temp)
  • 1 1/4 C caramel sauce
  • fleur de sel
  • Instructions
    1. preheat the oven to 350F,
    2. In your mixer beat the butter until fluffy
    3. Add brown sugar and mix well,
    4. Add flour and mix until a dough forms
    5. Mix in the nuts
    6. Spread into 10 inch cheesecake pan, poke holes
    7. Bake 18 mins
    8. Let cool.
    9. Reduce oven to 300 and place baking dish full of hot water on the bottom rack to create moisture (leave this in while baking).
    1. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on med until light and fluffy, about 30-60 sec.
    2. While beating on low add the caramel sauce
    3. Scrape the bowl, beat 45 sec more – make sure it’s smooth with no chunks.
    4. Lightly whisk the eggs and yolks together and add to cream cheese mixture
    5. Mix on low speed until they are incorporated and the batter is velvety, about 30 sec, scrape the bowl and mix 10 sec more – do NOT overbeat.
    6. Pour the filling over crust, bake on the center rack about 1 hour +.
    7. how to tell cheesecake is done – When you open the rack and shift the pan the center 3-4 inches will jiggle – not like soup, like a loose jello jigglers.
    8. Turn the oven off and crack open the door and let the cake cool then refrigerate overnight.
    9. The next day pour the rest of the caramel over the top of the cake
    10. Sprinkle the fleur de sel over the top of the cheesecake, as much or as little (I’m all for MORE is better)
    Cook the sauce while the crust is baking, then let it cool.
    When it’s slightly cool press some plastic wrap down across the top so the sauce doesn’t get a “skin”. It will be slightly warm when you add it to the filling.
    You’ll probably need to warm it up just a bit before adding it the top of the cheesecake so keep it in a microwave safe container.

Credit: Ashlee Marie