Salted Caramel Cashew Cheesecake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8 -10 servings
Author: Taryn
Ingredients
Crust Ingredients:
Filling Ingredients:
Topping Ingredients (caramel sauce can be doubled):
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Combine crust ingredients in a food processor and pulse until a dough forms. Press it into the bottom of a springform pan (wrapped in 2-3 layers of foil if you are baking in a water bath) or pie plate. Bake for 10-20 minutes until the crust smells nutty and is golden brown (closer to 10 for a pie plate and closer to 20 for a 6 inch springform pan).
  3. Meanwhile, combine the filling ingredients in the food processor (no need to wash it first). Process until smooth. Pour into the baked crust. If using a water bath put the pan in a larger pan and pour one to two inches of boiling water into the outside pan. Bake for 45-60 minutes until the center no longer jiggles.Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  4. While the cheesecake is cooling you can make the caramel. Combine first three ingredients and cook over medium low heat until bubbly, slightly thickened, and lightly browned. Remove from the heat and add the salt and extract. Stir in the cashews. Set aside. Dump the caramel cashews on top of the cooked cheesecake. If you doubled the caramel sauce save some to drizzle on right before serving (if it thickens you can reheat it for a few seconds in the saucepan or the microwave).
  5. Cool cheesecake completely before serving.