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Turtle Cheesecake


Makes 14 servings


A finalist in the NESTLE TOLL HOUSE “Share the Very Best” recipe contest, this Turtle Cheesecake dessert was submitted by Audra Burtch of Chandler, Arizona. This family favorite is a marbled cheesecake topped with a decadent combination of pecans, chocolate morsels and caramel and chocolate syrups.


1 3/4 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs

1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted

3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 can (14 ounces NESTLE CARNATION Sweetened Condensed Milk

3 large eggs

3 tablespoons lime juice

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups (9 ounces) NESTLE TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

2 tablespoons NESTLE NESQUIK Chocolate Flavor Syrup

2 tablespoons caramel syrup or ice cream topping

1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans

1/2 cup NESTLE TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels



1.Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Grease 9-inch springform pan.

2.Combine crumbs and butter in medium bowl. Press onto bottom and 1-inch up on the side of prepared pan.

3.Beat cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk in large mixer bowl until smooth. Add sugar, eggs, lime juice, and vanilla extract; beat until combined.

4.Microwave 1 1/2 cups morsels in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; stir.

TIP: The morsels may retain some of their shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted.

Stir 2 cups of cheesecake batter into melted morsels; mix well. Alternately spoon batters into crust, beginning and ending with yellow batter.

5.Bake for 70 to 75 minutes, or until edge is set and center moves slightly. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes; run knife around edge of cheesecake. Cool completely. Drizzle Nesquik and caramel syrup over cheesecake. Sprinkle with nuts and Mini Morsels. Refrigerate for several hours, or overnight. Remove side of pan.


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