Anybody who knows me will tell you that I’m not the biggest fan of chocolate desserts. With the exception of a few, very special sweets in our family recipe book, I vastly prefer those confections featuring toffee, nuts, or citrus. So, when it came time to decide what dessert to have with our Christmas dinner this year, my family came to a bit of brick wall. Having already eaten pumpkin and pecan pie during Thanksgiving, we were all in the mood for something a little different this time around. With ideas like an apple galette and bread pudding being thrown around, each option seemed to fall flat the second it was introduced — keeping with tradition, we were a bit indecisive. It wasn’t until my sister insisted upon a dessert that included caramel in some form or another that my Mom suddenly remembered a recipe from an old Bon Appétite that she used to make years ago for special occasions — Toffee Cheesecake.
I don’t think I need to tell you how good this cheesecake really is. I mean, caramel sauce? Whipped cream? Skor bar!? What’s not to like? The one thing I can say is that this is an extremely rich dessert of which a little goes a long way. Next time you have a special occasion on the horizon, consider making this decadent dessert which will easily feed 10-12 guests.