Monday, May 5, 2014

Caramelo Cheesecake w/ a dulce de leche Cookie Crust

I hope you are celebrating Cinco de Mayo today!  We will be having a fiesta this evening, and this Caramelo Cheesecake with a dulce de leche cookie crust will be served for dessert! This cheesecake is quick to put together and is the perfect ending to a dinner, or just right for a party! Happy Cinco de Mayo!
homemade cheesecake
Caramelo Cheesecake

(This recipe makes 2 mini cheesecakes)
1 package Pepperidge Farm Milano dulce de leche Cookies
2 tablespoons melted Butter (divided)
8 ounces Cream Cheese
1/4 cup Dark Brown Sugar
3 ounces Dark Corn Syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons Cornstarch 
1 Egg
1 teaspoon Egg Yolk
1 teaspoon Vanilla
Whipped Cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
milano cookie crust
Take 4 of the cookies and place them in a plastic zip lock bag.
Roll a rolling pin over them to crush them into crumbs.
crust for cheesecake
Mix together the crumbs and 1 tablespoon of melted butter.
cheesecake crust
Place the crust in one of your mini cheesecake pans.
Spread to cover the bottom and pat down with the back of your spoon.
Do this to each pan, then set aside.
batter for cheesecake
Mix together your cream cheese, brown sugar, 
corn syrup, and cornstarch.
Beat until smooth. Then add egg, yolk, and vanilla.
To add the egg yolk, separate the yolk from the whites,
then whip the yolk like you would if you were scrambling
it. Then measure 1 teaspoon, and add to recipe.
baking cheesecakes
Pour batter into each pan.
cheesecakes in the oven
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Then reduce the 
temperature 225 degrees for 30-40 minutes, or until the
 center no longer looks wet. 
cooling cheesecake
Take a knife or other flat object around the edges of the cake.
Remove the cakes and allow them to cool completely.
cheesecake ready to eat
Make your whipped cream like we did in the link.
Decorate your cheesecake with it.
cheesecake caramelo
Enjoy a taste of creamy goodness!

Have a Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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  1. wow, this looks delicious!! Can't wait to give it a try! Stopping by from Tuesday's Table!

    Christine @ My Epicurean Adventures :)

  2. This looks so amazing! Cheesecake is my favorite:)

  3. Great to have you co-hosting with me on The Yuck Stops Here, this recipe looks YUMMY! HUGS

  4. Oh yummy these look fantastic! Thanks for sharing with #smallvictoriessundaylinky last week. Sorry I’m late commenting/pinning but do hope you link up again this week. I've pinned to my Small Victories Sunday linky board and my Dessert recipes to try board!