Sunday, July 05, 2020

Butterscotch Cheesecake

This lovely butterscotch dessert is made with pudding and has a touch of chocolate!

We've arrived at my husband's birthday cake for 2019 which I chose because he loves butterscotch. He also got butterscotch cake this year for his birthday too - I'll post it eventually. We do enjoy a good cheesecake every once in a while. I thought this was such a great recipe and I haven't had many cheesecake recipes that use pudding mix. Definitely worth a try! I added chocolate chips into the mix and it was a good addition.

What you need:
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup cold milk
  • 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) instant butterscotch pudding mix
  • 3 pkg. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • Chocolate chips
  • Whipped cream, if desired
  1. In a small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and brown sugar. Stir in butter.
  2. Press into the bottom of a greased 9-inch springform pan.
  3. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 10 minutes. Then cool on a wire rack.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together sweetened condensed milk, cold milk, and instant butterscotch pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes.
  5. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth.
  6. Then beat in pudding and vanilla.
  7. Add eggs on low until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  8. Pour over cooled crust.
  9. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 65 to 75 minutes or until center is almost set.
  10. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  11. Run a knife along the edge of the pan. Let cool for an hour at room temperature.
  12. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Serve topped with whipped cream.
Recipe from Taste of Home

Check out this stunning Scotcheroo Banana Bread from Something Swanky - it has butterscotch and peanut butter in it! This Creme Caramel Squares recipe uses butterscotch pudding and graham crackers too, but it's a light recipe instead of the heavier, richer cheesecake.

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