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Mini Turtle Cheesecakes

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Mini Turtle Cheesecakes

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2010-05-08 Other
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I bake like my grandma Miller By taste, sight and smell so my recipes are all in my head. By pinch, dab, dram, shot & a bit of this-n-that.

Ingredients:

Basic Cheesecake Batter
Caramel
Pecans
Oreo Cookies or Vanilla Wafers, for crust
Butter
Eggs
Sour Cream
Milk Chocolate
Vanilla Bean Paste
Heavy Cream

Directions:

Okay here is my recipe for the Mini Turtles:

I use a basic cheesecake recipe and bake in mini pans, they are called lift and serve pans.Chicago Metalic makes them. I put in a crust and then pour the batter 3/4 full into the pan and bake. Any basic cheesecake recipe will do. Then it is all about the toppings!!!!

Really you can add almost anything to a basic batter. For my turtle cheesecakes I add caramel to the base. I bake it in a oreo cookie crust then top it with a milk chocolate ganache, pecans and drizzle with more caramel. If I don't use the oreo crust I'll use a vanilla wafer and crushed pecan crust.

I like to think of mini cheesecakes like chocolate truffles I'll put 4 or 6 in a box and tie them up with a bow. :-) Happy Holiday Baking!!!!

Crust: Oreo Cookies Whole & Chilled Butter cut into table spoons pulse together in a food processor till they are crumbly crums that will stick together when pressed on with the back of a spoon.

Crust: Vanilla Wafer Crust & Chilled Butter Same as above for Oreo Crust only I use Vanilla Wafer Cookies. For variety I add Pecans and pluse the cookies, nuts and butter together till it forms the consistancy I am looking for.