Praline and Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Praline Sauce and Candied Pecans (Emeril Lagasse) Recipe

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Praline and Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Praline Sauce and Candied Pecans (Emeril Lagasse)
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  1. Topping:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the crumbs, pecans, and butter together. Press into a 10-inch springform pan. Allow the crust to come up the sides of the pan.
  4. For the filling: In a food processor, combine the cheese, sugar, and sour cream and blend until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time until incorporated. Dissolve the cornstarch in the cream and add to the cream cheese mixture. Fold in the pralines and vanilla. Pour the filling into the spring form and bake for 1 hour or until the cake has set. After cake removing from the oven, run a knife around the edges of the pan to prevent the cake from cracking.
  5. Combine the topping ingredients and mix until smooth.
  6. After the cake has cooled spread the topping evenly over the top of the cake and sprinkle the top of the cake with the graham cracker crumbs. Place a piece of the cake in the center of the plate.
  7. Drizzle the praline sauce over the cake and sprinkle the pecans around the plate. Garnish with the whipped cream and fresh mint.
  8. Pralines:
  9. Mix the sugar, salt, evaporated milk, and butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until sugar dissolves. Stir in pecans and cook over medium heat until mixture reaches the soft ball stage. (234 to 240 degrees F on a candy thermometer; if you spoon a drop of boiling syrup into a cup of ice water, it will form a soft ball that flattens easily between your fingers.)
  10. Remove pan from heat and stir rapidly until mixture thickens. Drop pralines by teaspoonfuls, 1-inch apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets; let cool completely until firmed up. Store in an airtight container.
  11. Yield: about 1 dozen
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1082.76 Kcal (4533 kJ)
Calories from fat 633.41 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 70.38g 108%
Cholesterol 170.15mg 57%
Sodium 544.58mg 23%
Potassium 349.65mg 7%
Total Carbs 99.35g 33%
Sugars 72.96g 292%
Dietary Fiber 4.36g 17%
Protein 20.23g 40%
Vitamin C 0.7mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 2.7mg 15%
Calcium 371.9mg 37%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 355.61 Kcal (1489 kJ)
Calories from fat 208.03 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.11g 108%
Cholesterol 55.88mg 57%
Sodium 178.85mg 23%
Potassium 114.84mg 7%
Total Carbs 32.63g 33%
Sugars 23.96g 292%
Dietary Fiber 1.43g 17%
Protein 6.64g 40%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 1%
Iron 0.9mg 15%
Calcium 122.1mg 37%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 26.7
  • 30

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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