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We’re continuing our celebration of #30DaysofDairy during National Dairy Month with a Layered Turtle Cheesecake from the farm kitchen at Kuehnert Dairy Farm.

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Layered Turtle Cheesecake


Developed by: Sarah Kuehnert, Kuehnert Dairy Farm
4 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1 cup of sugar
⅓ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup plus 1 tsp. all-purpose flour, divided
2 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
1 ½ tsp vanilla
4 eggs, lightly beaten
½ cup milk chocolate chips, melted and cooled
25 individually wrapped Kraft caramels (approx. half a bag), unwrapped and melted
⅓ cup chopped pecans

1 cup all purpose flour
⅓ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup finely chopped pecans
6 Tbsp cold butter, chopped

½ cup milk
Chocolate chips
¼ cup heavy whipping cream
2 Tbsp chopped pecans

12 whole pecans and caramel
ice cream topping

Place a greased 9 inch springform pan on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil.

Securely wrap the foil around the pan.

In a small bowl, combine crust ingredients and cut in butter until crumbly.

Press into the bottom of prepared pan.

Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 12 minutes or until set. Cool completely on a wire rack.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugars until smooth.

Beat in 1/4 cup of flour, cream, and vanilla.

Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined.

Remove 1 cup of batter to a small bowl; stir in melted chocolate until blended.

Spread on crust.

Unwrap and melt caramels.

Stir in remaining flour and pecans.

Spread over chocolate batter in pan.

Top with remaining cheesecake batter.

Place springform pan on a large baking pan.

Add 1 inch of water to larger pan forming a water bath.

Bake at 325 degrees for 70-90 minutes or until center is just set and top appears dull.

Remove springform pan from water bath and cool on a wire rack for 1 hour.

Place chips in a small bowl.

In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil.

Pour over chips; whisk until smooth.

Spread over cheesecake.

Sprinkle with chopped pecans.

Refrigerate overnight or until completely cooled and set.

Garnish with whole pecans and additional caramel topping.