Saturday, February 14, 2015

Dulce De Leche Cheesecake

Today being the Valentine's Day and the fifth blog anniversary of Sugar'N Spice, I present to you a special treat - the Dulce De Leche Cheesecake.
Dulce De Leche Cheesecake combines three delicious flavors - the saltiness and sourness of creamcheese and the sweetness of Dulce De Leche. Dulce De Leche is condensed milk made almost to a jam consistency. Dulce De Leche is commercially available under different brand names, but if you prefer to make your own from scratch, here is a recipe for that. In my recipe, I used a store bought can of Dulce De Leche.

2 1/4 cups finely crushed graham crackers
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
10 tablespoons unsalted, melted butter
3 (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1/2 cup dulce de leche
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2/3 cup dulce de leche
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottom of a 9x13 inch metal baking dish. Mix graham crackers crumbs, butter, sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Pour crumb mixture into the baking pan and press evenly onto the bottom of the pan. Bake for about 10 minutes, until crust is golden. Cool completely on a rack.
Blend cream cheese and sugar until smooth and creamy with a mixer or food processor. Add eggs, one at a time, blending well between additions. Add dulce de leche and vanilla and blend well. Spread the batter evenly over the cooled crust. Bake until the center is slightly jiggly and the edges are puffed and slightly cracked. Bake about 30 to 35 minutes. Mine were done in 32 minutes, so start checking your pan at about 30 minutes to be safe. Cool completely on a wire rack.
Heat duce de leche in a microwave safe bowl. Heat at about 10 second intervals until melted. Stir well,  Pour it or drizzle it  over the cooled cheesecake  Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
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