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Cheesecake ( Praline ) Recipe


1 c Graham Cracker Crumbs
3 tb Margarine, Melted
3/4 c Dark Brown Sugar, Packed
3 Large Eggs
1/2 c Pecans, Finely Chopped
3 tb Sugar
24 oz Cream Cheese, Softened
2 tb Unbleached All-purpose Flour
2 ts Vanilla
Garnishes *

* Garnish include Maple Syrup and Pecan halves. Combine crumbs,
granulated sugar and margarine; press onto bottom of 9-inch
springform pan. Bake at 350 degrees F., 10 minutes.

Combine cream cheese, brown sugar and flour, mixing at medium speed on
electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing
well after each addition. Blend in vanilla; stir in chopped pecans.
Pour over crust. Bake at 450 degrees F., 10 minutes. Reduce oven
temperature to 250 degrees F., and continue baking an additional 30
minutes. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of
pan. Chill. Brush with maple syrup; top with pecan halves.