Best Butter Pecan Cheesecake

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For all you cheesecake lovers, here’s the greatest and the Best Butter Pecan Cheesecake recipe you’ll ever find! It begins with a base of flaky pastry crust that is generously folded with butter and then a layer of decadent and the creamiest cheesecake filling with roasted pecans embedded inside. This step adds a great character to the cheesecake and makes it fun to eat both creamy and nutty texture together. This recipe for cheesecake pie will not disappoint the guests because who doesn’t like roasted pecans doused in butter in a cheesecake filling? It’s is a perfect dessert to serve for special occasions like Thanksgiving or Christmas because it is share-worthy and praise-worthy from the crowd. Since it is a no-bake recipe, it is also easier to whip it up together in no time. There is no fuss of arranging for a water bath and no mess in the oven either. Make sure to let the cheesecake set completely in the fridge preferably overnight, or the cheesecake might lack the firm texture if not chilled for hours. Cheesecake also typically gains flavor as it ages, so the longer it sits in the fridge, the better. Any leftovers are still great after a couple of days if stored well in the refrigerator.

For the crust, you can use other alternatives like Vanilla wafers, chocolate Graham crackers, ginger snaps, ‘Digestive’ or ‘Rich Tea biscuits,' ladyfingers, shortbread, or any cookie with cinnamon in it. You can also try using Oreos, Sandies cookies, Honey Nut Cheerios, or Sara Lee pound cake, yellow cake mix, Milk Arrowroots, plain Graham crackers, soda crackers, etc., which are all excellent options. As a garnish, you can add crumbled Toblerone bar or Hershey's chocolate shavings on top or dust it with cinnamon or cocoa powder. These ideas are useful to change things up for newer flavors if you want. Whatever you decide to do, this is the best cheesecake recipe that will add a sweet charm to any occasion. Remember that shortbread crusts can sometimes be unpredictable with firming up. Ensure that the butter used for binding the crumbs is always cold and measure the proportions correctly. If possible avoid baking in dark pans to prevent the crust from burning. If possible correct your oven temperature with a good-quality oven thermometer.

There are so many recipes with instructions on how to bake a cheesecake, but the most fool-proof way of baking the best cheesecake every time is to follow some basic yet important steps. A mouthful of lumpy cheesecake is never a good impression on the guests. Always keep in mind to bring the ingredients especially cream cheese to room temperature. When striving for a smooth, lump-free cheesecake, nothing is as unpleasant as working with a block of stone cold cream cheese straight from the fridge. Having the cream cheese sit at room temperature will make it easy to mix well with the remaining ingredients, and that’s what makes a big difference in a good cheesecake. Ensure that your springform pan has been tightly sealed to hold the batter together, or you might end up with a mess. It is perhaps a good idea to invest in a good quality springform pan for this purpose.

Thank you to Jennifer at the Bake or Break recipe blog for sharing this yummy and the Best Butter Pecan Cheesecake recipe with us. Do check out Jennifer’s blog for more cheesecake recipes and savory recipes. This decadent recipe for cheesecake pie with pecans is festive and perfect for the holiday season. It is a delightful treat your family will enjoy. Make it today!

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