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Praline Cheesecake

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1 cup graham cracker crumbs3 tablespoons granulated sugar3 tablespoons margarine, melted3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar2 tablespoons all-purpose flour3 large eggs2 teaspoons vanilla extract1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped2 tablespoons pure maple syrup1/3 cup pecan halves


Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter; press onto the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Raise oven temperature to 450°F (230°C).
In a bowl, combine cream cheese, brown sugar, and flour; mixing at medium speed with an electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Blend in vanilla and stir in finely chopped pecans.
Pour over the crust then bake at 450°F (230°C) for 10 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 250°F (120°C) and continue baking an additional 30 minutes. Loosen the cake from rim of the pan; cool before removing from the pan. Chill. Brush with maple syrup and top with pecan halves.