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Turtle Cheesecake

Turtle Cheesecake
Makes:
14 servings
Prep Time:
40
minutes
Total Time:
290
minutes
Low SodiumVegetarian
based on
517 reviews
A finalist in the Nestlé Toll House "Share the Very Best" recipe contest, this Turtle Cheesecake dessert was submitted by Audra Burtch of Chandler, Arizona. This family favorite is a marbled cheesecake topped with a decadent combination of pecans, chocolate morsels and caramel and chocolate syrups.

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Ingredients:

  • CRUST
  • 1 3/4 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • FILLING
  • 3 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups (9 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 2 tablespoons NESTLÉ NESQUIK Chocolate Flavor Syrup
  • 2 tablespoons caramel syrup or ice cream topping
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 300° F. Grease 9-inch springform pan.

FOR CRUST:
COMBINE
crumbs and butter in medium bowl. Press onto bottom and 1 inch up side of prepared pan.

FOR FILLING:
BEAT
cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk in large mixer bowl until smooth. Add sugar, eggs, lime juice and vanilla extract; beat until combined.

MICROWAVE 1 1/2 cups morsels in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted. Stir 2 cups of cheesecake batter into melted morsels; mix well. Alternately spoon batters into crust, beginning and ending with yellow batter.

BAKE for 70 to 75 minutes or until edge is set and center moves slightly. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes; run knife around edge of cheesecake. Cool completely. Drizzle Nesquik and caramel syrup over cheesecake. Sprinkle with nuts and mini morsels. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Remove side of pan.


Reviews:

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  •  Star(s)

    Incredible!

    Kelly B from Wisconsin

    Made this tonight- it was incredible!! Everyone loved it. Very rich. Will definitely make again.

  •  Star(s)

    A.Powers

    Amber Powers from Iowa

    I work at a hospital and in my spare time I do alot of baking. This recipe is one of my Dr's favorites! I use this one as my bribe to get my kids in for appointments sooner! Works every time! It's delicious ..Thank you!

  •  Star(s)

    sooooo good

    Jessica Terbeek from Charlottetown PE

    I made this a few times last year and we LOVED IT. I saw some cheesecake at the store the other day and it reminded me of this recipe. I came in to specifically look for it again. I haven't found anyone who doesn't like this delicious treat!

  •  Star(s)

    Awesome Cheesecake!

    Michelle Simonton from Dawsonville, Ga

    This was my first ever homemade cheesecake and it turned out great! I have been asked to make it again and I may have to make several this time! Amazing Cheesecake!! :)

  •  Star(s)

    THIS IS THE BEST CHEESE CAKES EVER!!!

    CANDACE RIVAS from SAN BERNARDINO, CA

    MY FAMILY AND I LOVE THIS CHEESE CAKE!!!! I make it every year for Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Whenever the holidays are coming my family ALWAYS starts asking me "your gonna make the cheese cake right?" I change it up too, instead of the caramel, I use rasberry syrup. IT'S SO DELICIOUS!!!

  •  Star(s)

    THE VERY BEST...

    Monica G. from Arizona

    I first made this cheesecake a couple of years ago and was SHOCKED that it turned out so well since it was my first time. I have made it twice since and it turned out so WELL my brother thought it was store bought! I am making it tomorrow for my inlaws! Thank you so much!

  •  Star(s)

    GREAT!!!

    Audrey Meadows from MOORHEAD, IA

    This is the very first cheesecake that I have ever made. And it turned out great the first time... and every time after that. Out of all the cheesecakes that I have made, this was always his favorite!

  •  Star(s)

    Turtle Cheesecake

    Lori Gerlach from Ohio

    This was my 1st cheesecake, and boy, what a winner! I did change it up a bit.. I didn't like the choc grahams, so I used reg.. I also pre-bake my crust for about 5 min. I used Nestles "Awesome", Swirled Milk Choc & Carmel Morsels, instead of plain choc ones. What A Difference! SUPER!! I'm surprised they don't call for those anyways, I mean really.. It is a "turtle" cheesecake, Right!! I also cut a few up and used them on top.. instead of the mini chips. Enjoy!

  •  Star(s)

    Awesome a winner

    Natalie Alvarez-Browne from Raleigh, NC

    I make these for people and they love it.

  •  Star(s)

    Crowd Pleaser

    luann collins from naples/ny

    I baked this cheesecake for my co-worker's birthday. She said she loves anything with chocolate in it. And boy did this cheesecake have a lot of chocolate in it. It was delicious and there wasn't any left over, but I think there might've been too much chocolate in the recipe. It kind of tasted more like pie, than cheesecake.

  •  Star(s)

    Turtle Cheesecake

    Brenda Cross from Council Bluffs, IA

    It is an excellant cheesecake. I found the chocolate graham cracker at a HY VEE store. It was the store brand but they were delicious

  •  Star(s)

    Absolutely The Best!!!

    Timothy Robertson from Shreveport, LA

    I've always wanted to make a turtle cheesecake so when i found this recipe i was quite intimidated. To my suprise, i found that it was quite simple to make, and this cheesecake turns out perfect everytime. At this point i've made this cheesecake about 3 or 4 times, and it's a big hit. I can't find chocolate graham crackers anywhere, so if you have this problem, just get a box of chocolate teddy grahams, crunch them up very well, or put them in a food processor. One box has just enough crackers for the crust, but i've found it helpful to add more butter. Hope it helps!

  •  Star(s)

    SCRUMTIOUS!!!!

    Penny Warrington from

    This cheescake is totally amazing! I made it for my 2 boys and husband because we were invited to Thanksgiving dinner next week and I am bringing ham and dessert. I thought of making this for Thanksgiving. BUT, of course you have to taste test a recipe first to make sure it is edible. Everyone agreed, this is what we are making for dessert. I better make 2! :-)

  •  Star(s)

    YUM YUM!!!

    nelissa sierra from plano , TX

    Great cheese cake gets an A+. I was however confused that you didn't have to bake the crust so i ended up baking it for 5 minutes. You must use the chocolate/cream cheese filling right away as it will harden, and I only put 1 1/4 of chocolate morsels and 1 1/2 cup of cream cheese for more of the "white" filling. SOOOO GOOOD!!!! Got compliments from the very best! I'm making it again for our thanksgiving dinner!

  •  Star(s)

    OMG

    EVIE INMAN from LACHINE, PQ

    OH MY GOD I MADE THIS CHEESECAKE FOR MY FAMILY AND SOMEONE I WAS TRYING TO IMPRESS NEEDLESS TO SAY HE WAS IMPRESSED AND MY FAMILY LOVED IT. MY MOM ACTUALLY COMPLIMENTED ME WHICH I DO NOT GET VERY OFTEN. SO IN A WAY THIS CHEESECAKE WAS MY HERO!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    TO DIE FOR!!!

    Kimberly byrd from raleigh, NC

    I made this cheesecake for a group of 18 friends at the lake in celebration of my boyfriend's birthday (he's a BIG cheesecake fan). It got RAVE reviews and everyone said it was BETTER then a Cheesecake Factory cheesecake! I'm making it again for Boss' Day and have no doubt that it will be a big hit!

  •  Star(s)

    Awesome!!

    Gail Kimball from CHASSELL, MI

    We had a 50th anniversary party for my parents, and made 4 different cheesecakes. This one disappeared. My brother grabbed the last piece for me, and it was delicious!! Very easy to make, also.

  •  Star(s)

    MMMM That' good

    James Thibeault from Birch Run, MI

    I have had the pans to make cheesecake for some time, and finally settled on this one for my first one. Boy was I glad I did. This is a delicious and very rich cheesecake, that even looks good. I couldn't find chocolate graham cracker crumbs at the time, so I used regular graham cracker crumbs mixed with a few chocolate cookie crumbs, and it turned out great. If you love chocolate and cheesecake, you'll definitely like this one.

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious cheesecake!

    Laura Wilson from Dunn, NC

    I reduced the recipe and put most of it into a storebought chocolate crust. It is a very rich and delicious cheesecake; to top it off, it's pretty!

  •  Star(s)

    turtle Cheesecake

    Kathleen Crum from EAST ORWELL, OH

    I made this cake just last weekend for a farewell dinner, as our good neighbors are leaving.I was so proud to serve this cheesecake as it was the ultimate cheesecake!! Thank You for a great,fabulous recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    "Death by Chocolate"!!

    Jamie Angelini from CENTREVILLE, MD

    This is the most amazing cheesecake I've ever eaten! Many of the reviewers here have spoken of the smoothness of this cheesecake but I would classify it with a consistancy between cheesecake and a very firm mousse. I made this a few days ago, and sent a piece to several of my neighbors. They're all begging for me to make it again. If you make only one cheesecake this year... let it be this one!

  •  Star(s)

    Off The Charts!

    Jenalee Stucky from Wichita, KS

    This is amazing!. My family thought it was better than Cheesecake Factory! After cutting a serving, I drizzled a little more caramel topping over each peice. This was yummy and pretty. I've never made a cheesecake before, but it was really easy. I can't wait to use this as a base recipe and experiement with other flavors!

  •  Star(s)

    To Die For!!!

    B Ramiz from MIAMI, FL

    This was a fairly easy recipe, I decided to make something special for some guests one night. They thought I bought it from the Cheesecake Factory...that's how good it is. I can't wait to make for the holidays.

  •  Star(s)

    Turtle Cheesecake

    Joyce Hohulin from GOODFIELD, IL

    I thought this dessert would be difficult to make, but it wasn't. Everyone raved about it! It not only looks great, but it tasted wonderful! Thanks for the great recipe!

  •  Star(s)

    Turtle Cheesecake

    Sandra Wagner from WASHINGTON, PA

    This was so good and not hard to make. Everyone ask for the recipe.Some thought I bought it and transfered it to my container. This is Definitely a keeper.

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderful!!!

    ROBIN CARROLL from GLADSTONE, MO

    I've made this cheesecake many times and everyone loves it. So creamy and wonderful with flavors that are perfect together!!!

  •  Star(s)

    The absolute BEST

    Sharon Wallace from LAS VEGAS, NV

    This cheesecake is delicious, easy to make and the presentation makes you look like a star. I definitely earn points with my son-in-law when I bake this. This is my gold standard with Turtle Cheesecakes!

  •  Star(s)

    My first Cheesecake

    Jason VanDerveer from Lake of the Ozarks, MO

    This was my first cheesecake, and EVERYONE loved it. We have a small diner and I gave it out to our regular customers as a thank you. Almost everyone said "Jason there is no way you made this" It was a huge success!

  •  Star(s)

    A little difficult

    Tara Burney from WILKES BARRE, PA

    It was a little difficult but the end results were well worth it!

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious

    Mika Jenkins from Chubbuck, ID

    This cheesecake is delicious. I always like to share my baked goods and this got incredible reviews!!! Delicious and very simple too!

  •  Star(s)

    Rich and Yummy

    Melissa Sommers from DOYLESTOWN, OH

    I made this cheesecake for a friend's birthday. Everyone commented on how beautiful and delicious it looked. One of the girls (very skinny and eats mostly only healthy food) had to try a piece....she loved it. Said it was one of the best cheesecakes she'd ever had - she will pay me to bake one for her on her birthday. Everyone thought it tasted amazing. The instructions were clear and easy to follow and it actually wasn't that hard to make. The problem I've had with every cheesecake I've made is that I can't get it off the bottom of the spring form pan. Next time I'm going to try using some parchment paper. Excellent recipe for cheesecake and chocolate lovers!

  •  Star(s)

    Turtle Cheesecake

    Theresa Sadowniczak from Sicklerville, NJ

    A great cheesecake, I made it for a party and everyone loved it and wanted the recipe. I'll make this again.

  •  Star(s)

    turtle cheesecake

    Dawn Williams from Manheim, PA

    Oh my goodness!!! This is simply scrumptious! I knew when I saw the pic I had to try it. I made it for a get together and everyone loved it! It wasn't hard to make either. I rather enjoyed it. It's definitely a must try!

  •  Star(s)

    Excellent!!!

    Erica Wiley from Cincinnati, OH

    Very good cheesecake! My family raved over it and it didn't last longer than a day! I will definitely make this again!

  •  Star(s)

    Turtle cheesecake

    elaine hilton from little falls, NJ

    My, Oh My! I thought I was in Heaven!!! Rich, creamy, smooth, and soooo delicious! DEFINITELY make one today!

  •  Star(s)

    Turtle Cheesecake

    Margaret Wells from VALLEY GRANDE, AL

    Recently, I made supper for some friends and used this Turtle Cheesecake for dessert. They raved on about how delicious it is. I plan to make another for one of the teachers at my daughter-in-law's school. Great cheesecake!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Turtle Cheesecake

    kelly sorber from JORDAN, NY

    Excellent recipe. I highly reccomend it for the cheesecake lover.

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious

    birgit corron from HIGH POINT, NC

    This is the best cheesecake ever. My family just raved over it and I was told to make it again soon. The Turtle Cheesecake is simply delicious.

  •  Star(s)

    Very Rich, but good

    L Venvertloh from FRISCO, TX

    I made this cheesecake because my father loves turtle cheesecake. It was fun to make together with my husband. I watched the videos on how to bake a cheesecake successfuly and it helped trifold! It was yummy, but very rich!

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious

    morgan dawson from CADIZ, KY

    This is an easy and enjoyable dish! The family loved it!

  •  Star(s)

    Mmmmmmm

    Lori McInerney from Niantic, CT

    This cheesecake is beautiful to the eye. It is chocolate chocolate chocolate. Perhaps next time I can go with less chocolate filling. I'll divide the batter saving more of the original. Add a few less melted semi-sweet morsels to the remaining batter and whah lah. I assume it will make for a more marbled look. This recipe is excellent....BRAVO!

  •  Star(s)

    superb

    Linda Torrez from DENVER, CO

    I loved making this just for the fun of it and when I went to go get another piece of it it was so well loved that there was none left it was gone in less than an hour

  •  Star(s)

    The Best

    Eva Gauthier from Cape Coral, FL

    This is the best cheesecake ever!!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Valentine Treat

    Melisa Agness from Nevada City, CA

    I made this cheesecake for Valentine's Day. I used regular graham crackers( had on hand)instead of chocolate. The lime does give the cheesecake a different flavor. It was good and easy but we have had better. If I make it again I would use less lime juice.

  •  Star(s)

    TURTLE CHEESECAKE

    amy liechti from MONROE, MI

    THE CHEESCAKE WAS OKAY. IT WAS A BIT RICH AND HAD TOO MUCH CHOCOLATE. I'VE HAD BETTER.

  •  Star(s)

    Turtle Cheesecake

    Saundra Gibson from SPRINGFIELD, OH

    I baked the turtle cheesecake yesterday and my husband and grandchildren loved it, but my daughter-in-law said it best. She said it was chocolate heaven.

  •  Star(s)

    The Best I've Ever Had!

    Jennifer Brush from Fairfield, CA

    My family loved this cheesecake! I brought a piece to my husband at the firehouse and there were five guys with forks huddled around one last piece! I am going to do this again for Thanksgiving!

  •  Star(s)

    Awesome cheesecake!!

    Connie Sandilla from HOBART, IN

    This cheesecake turned out perfect!!! It was very good and pleased my entire family. I've made a promise to make this again very soon.

  •  Star(s)

    Awesome

    Roxanne Angulo from BROOKLYN, NY

    This cheesecake is soo good! Everyone loved it

  •  Star(s)

    Celebration or not

    Vicky Williams from ANDERSON, IN

    I first made this for a July 4th party, after that it was requested for EVERY get-together. Much easier than I expected. Didn't have mini-chips so I ran reg size chips through the chopper and they worked great. I liked that even better, more interesting to look at.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/14 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 14 

  • Calories: 570
  • Calories from Fat: 320
  • Total Fat: 36g (55% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 20g (99% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 120mg (40% of DV)
  • Sodium: 300mg (12% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 53g (18% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g (8% of DV)
  • Sugars: 43g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Vitamin A: 20% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 2% of DV
  • Calcium: 15% of DV
  • Iron: 8% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Turtle Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • CRUST
  • 1 3/4 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • FILLING
  • 3 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups (9 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 2 tablespoons NESTLÉ NESQUIK Chocolate Flavor Syrup
  • 2 tablespoons caramel syrup or ice cream topping
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 300° F. Grease 9-inch springform pan.

FOR CRUST:
COMBINE
crumbs and butter in medium bowl. Press onto bottom and 1 inch up side of prepared pan.

FOR FILLING:
BEAT
cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk in large mixer bowl until smooth. Add sugar, eggs, lime juice and vanilla extract; beat until combined.

MICROWAVE 1 1/2 cups morsels in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted. Stir 2 cups of cheesecake batter into melted morsels; mix well. Alternately spoon batters into crust, beginning and ending with yellow batter.

BAKE for 70 to 75 minutes or until edge is set and center moves slightly. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes; run knife around edge of cheesecake. Cool completely. Drizzle Nesquik and caramel syrup over cheesecake. Sprinkle with nuts and mini morsels. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Remove side of pan.

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