Salted Caramel Cheesecake

Traditional New York Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Topping
Salted Caramel Cheesecake

This cheesecake is for lovers of sweet and decadent desserts. The cheesecake is just a traditional New York Cheesecake which has been covered in a separate post.

The salted caramel sauce is a variation of prior post as well. This version is clearer, more amber than cream, though no less tastier.

Both the cheesecake and caramel sauce need to be refrigerated for a few hours to overnight so that they are chilled properly. Keep this in mind if you have a particular deadline.

Here goes...

Ingredients for the cheesecake crust
  • 15 graham crackers (crushed)
  • 3 tbsp butter (melted)
Ingredients for the cheesecake filling
  • 5 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
  • 4 eggs
Ingredients for the salted caramel sauce
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup cream
  • 2 tbl unsalted butter
  • 1 tbl sea salt
  • Hershey Chocolate Syrup

Make the salted caramel sauce

In a sauce pan, over low heat, mix water and sugar. Stir until sugar crystals dissolve.

Once crystals disappear, stop stirring and turn up heat to medium until mixture turns dark amber. It should take around 7 minutes or so. And this should be made easier if you're using stainless steel sauce pan so you can see the color change.

Then remove from heat and whisk cream. Add butter and salt.

Continue to mix until well blended. Let it cool down before transferring to a container (something that can handle the heat). Then refrigerate a few hours to overnight to let it chill properly.

I have another, creamier, salted caramel sauce recipe if you prefer that instead of this one.

Make the cheesecake

Again, the cheesecake is just a traditional New York cheesecake. Recipe is here...

When the cheesecake is finished, i.e. properly chilled for a few hours or overnight, slather the caramel sauce on top. Optionally, add Hershey Chocolate Syrup for decoration.

You can make both the sauce and cheesecake in the same day and wait a few hours or overnight before putting them together.
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