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Caramel-Swirl Cheesecake Dessert

A rich ricotta-cream cheese filling, and a luscious caramel drizzle make this dessert from Gilda Lester of Millsboro, Delaware irresistible.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 40 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12-15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut, lightly toasted
  • FILLING:
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup caramel ice cream topping

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and coconut; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  • Press into a lightly greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For filling, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and ricotta until blended. Add sugar and flour and mix well. Combine cream and vanilla; gradually beat into cream cheese mixture. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined.
  • Spread filling over crust. Drizzle with caramel topping; gently cut through filling with a knife to swirl.
  • Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 1-1/2 hours. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 419 calories, 31g fat (20g saturated fat), 137mg cholesterol, 248mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 8g protein.

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