Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake
2 c Vanilla Wafer Crumbs
6 tb Margarine, Melted
14 oz Carmels ( 1 bag)
5 oz (1 cn) Evaporated Milk
1 c Chopped Pecans, Toasted
16 oz Cream Cheese, Softened
1/2 c Sugar
1 ts Vanilla
2 ea Large Eggs
1/2 c Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
* Chocolate chips should be melted.
Combine crumbs and margarine, press
onto bottom and sides of 9-inch spring- form
pan. Bake at 350 degrees F., 10 minutes.
In 1 1/2-quart heavy saucepan, melt
carmels with milk over low heat,
stirring frequently, until smooth. Pour over crust.
Top with pecans. Combine cream cheese,
sugar and vanilla, mixing at medium speed
on electric mixer until well blended
Add eggs, one at a time, mixing
well after each
addition. Blend in chocolate,
pour over pecans. Bake at 350 degrees F., 40 minutes.
Loosen cake from rim of pan;
cool before removing rim of pan. Chill. Garnish with
whipped cream, additional chopped
nuts and maraschino cherries, if desired.