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Brown Sugar Bourbon Cheesecake

Prep Time45 minsCook Time45 minsCategory
Spirit
 Cody Road Bourbon
Ingredients
For crust:
  cup pecans
 16 thin chocolate wafer cookies four 5- by 2 1/2-inch graham crackers
  cup packed dark brown sugar
 ¾ stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
 ¼ tsp salt
For filling:
 3 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
 4 large eggs
 3 tbsp Cody Road Bourbon
 1 tsp vanilla
 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
For topping
 16 oz container of sour cream
 2 tbsp packed dark brown sugar
 1 tsp vanilla + 1 tsp Cody Road Bourbon
Make crust:
1

Preheat oven to 350° F. In a baking pan toast pecans in one layer in middle of oven until golden, about 10 minutes, and cool. In a food processor finely grind pecans, wafers, and graham crackers. Add brown sugar, butter, and salt and pulse until combined well. Transfer mixture to a 9 1/2-inch springform pan and press evenly onto bottom and 1 1/2 inches upside.

Make filling:
2

In a bowl with an electric mixer beat cream cheese until fluffy and add eggs, 1 at a time, beating at low speed until just combined. Beat in bourbon, vanilla, and brown sugar until just combined. Pour filling into crust and put springform pan in a baking pan. Bake cake in middle of oven for 35 minutes. Leaving oven on, transfer cake in springform pan to a rack and let stand 5 minutes. (Center of cake will set as it cools.)

Make topping:
3

In a bowl stir together sour cream, brown sugar, and vanilla.

Drop spoonfuls of topping around edge of cake and spread gently over center, smoothing evenly. Bake cake in baking pan in middle of oven 10 minutes and cool completely in springform pan on rack. Chill cake, covered, at least 8 hours and up to 4 days.

Run a thin knife around inside edge of pan and remove side of pan. Transfer cake to a serving plate and let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.

Serve cake with bourbon butterscotch recipe on this site. http://mrdistilling.com/recipes/recipes/view/bourbon-butterscotch

Ingredients

Spirit
 Cody Road Bourbon
Ingredients
For crust:
  cup pecans
 16 thin chocolate wafer cookies four 5- by 2 1/2-inch graham crackers
  cup packed dark brown sugar
 ¾ stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
 ¼ tsp salt
For filling:
 3 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
 4 large eggs
 3 tbsp Cody Road Bourbon
 1 tsp vanilla
 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
For topping
 16 oz container of sour cream
 2 tbsp packed dark brown sugar
 1 tsp vanilla + 1 tsp Cody Road Bourbon

Directions

Make crust:
1

Preheat oven to 350° F. In a baking pan toast pecans in one layer in middle of oven until golden, about 10 minutes, and cool. In a food processor finely grind pecans, wafers, and graham crackers. Add brown sugar, butter, and salt and pulse until combined well. Transfer mixture to a 9 1/2-inch springform pan and press evenly onto bottom and 1 1/2 inches upside.

Make filling:
2

In a bowl with an electric mixer beat cream cheese until fluffy and add eggs, 1 at a time, beating at low speed until just combined. Beat in bourbon, vanilla, and brown sugar until just combined. Pour filling into crust and put springform pan in a baking pan. Bake cake in middle of oven for 35 minutes. Leaving oven on, transfer cake in springform pan to a rack and let stand 5 minutes. (Center of cake will set as it cools.)

Make topping:
3

In a bowl stir together sour cream, brown sugar, and vanilla.

Drop spoonfuls of topping around edge of cake and spread gently over center, smoothing evenly. Bake cake in baking pan in middle of oven 10 minutes and cool completely in springform pan on rack. Chill cake, covered, at least 8 hours and up to 4 days.

Run a thin knife around inside edge of pan and remove side of pan. Transfer cake to a serving plate and let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.

Serve cake with bourbon butterscotch recipe on this site. http://mrdistilling.com/recipes/recipes/view/bourbon-butterscotch

Brown Sugar Bourbon Cheesecake
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