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On the 2nd Day of Christmas Desserts…

On the 2nd Day of Christmas Desserts... 3 61386 10151353508511119 775848462 n St. Francis Inn St. Augustine Bed and Breakfast

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me…Two Turtle Doves…and a TURTLE DOVE CHEESECAKE!

Turtle Dove Cheesecake Recipe

24 OREO Cookies, finely crushed (about 2 cups)

6Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
1pkg. (14 oz.) Caramels
1/2cup milk
1cup chopped Pecans
3pkg. (8 oz. each) Cream Cheese, softened
3/4cup sugar
1Tbsp. vanilla
3 eggs
2oz. Dove Chocolate

HEAT oven to 325°F.

MIX crumbs and butter; press onto bottom and 2 inches up side of 9-inch spring form pan.

MICROWAVE caramels and milk in small microwaveable bowl on HIGH 3 min. or until caramels are completely melted, stirring after each minute. Stir in nuts; pour half into crust. Refrigerate 10 min. Refrigerate remaining caramel mixture for later use.

BEAT cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over caramel layer in crust.

BAKE 1 hour 5 min. to 1 hour 10 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate 4 hours.

MICROWAVE reserved caramel mixture 1 min.; stir. Pour over cheesecake. Melt chocolate as directed on package; drizzle over cheesecake.

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