A classic cheesecake recipe gets dressed up with salted caramel and a bit of crunch.
For more, check out our Chocolate Pecan Pie.
Game plan: Start with all the ingredients (except the heavy cream) at room temperature.
For the cheesecake:
For the caramel:
Beverage pairing: Blandy’s 5 Year Old Bual Madeira, Portugal. Bual is a fairly full-bodied style of Madeira, dark and deeply flavored of nuts, chocolate, and molasses, which pairs well with this dessert. The wine’s surprising acidity, though, will make for a nice counter to the cheesecake’s richness. Serve slightly chilled.