Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A recipe for you and Dress give away ends Thursday night

I made this yummy looking dessert for my husband's staff dinner. Can I just say...
still drooling
If you are looking for something a bit different than the usual pies for christmas dinner dessert this is a must try.

Pecan Praline Dessert

Read through all directions before starting


  • 2 cups cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 1-1/2 cups butter, cubed
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 cup  semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Pecan halves( I toasted these for 10 min in a 350 degree oven)


  • In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter. Press onto the bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Sprinkle with pecans.
  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring butter and brown sugar to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Pour over pecans. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  • In a large bowl, beat filling ingredients until smooth. Spread over praline layer. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  • For ganache, place chocolate chips in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; whisk until smooth. Spread over filling. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  • Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; remove sides of pan. Garnish with pecan halves. Refrigerate leftovers.
  • Reminder to enter the Shabby Apple Dress giveaway here It ends tomorrow night
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  • Ladybird Ln


  1. OK...I think I just gained 5 lbs. looking at it! :)

  2. Oh Debbie, this sounds YUMMY! I am adding to my "I am making this recipe list"! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS and thanks!

  3. Oh my! This looks great! I have to try your recipe. Thank you!

  4. Oh my goodness, help me. I could get myself into a whole lot of trouble with this amazing dessert. Pinning it!


  5. Oh my goodness this looks amazing. I love cheese cakes of all kinds from Jell-o Cheesecake to Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Cheesecake.

  6. Ummm...this looks so good and it's very pretty to look at. Pat

  7. I am drooling over here! That looks so delicious. It would be a different dessert to serve and different is good. I am a new GFC and FB follower visiting from Ladybird LN. I have stumbled this post. Vicky from Mess For Less

  8. Nice post...thank you very much for sharing...happy holidays...blessings soraya

  9. Hi Debbie,
    What an awesome dessert, it looks delicious! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen