Cheesecake with Bourbon Pecan Topping

Cheesecake with Bourbon Pecan Topping

Get ready to kick your taste bud to a new dimension with this cheesecake with Bourbon Pecan Topping! The rich flavor of the crunchy graham cracker crust, warm brown sugar cheesecake filling, the caramelized flavor of bourbon, and a gooey pecan pie topping will immediately fill your entire mouth with one bite.
Servings 12
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes


  • Z Grills Wood Pellet Grill
  • Z Grills Apple Wood Pellets



  • 12  ounce  Oreos
  • ounce  melted butter


  • 24  ounce cream cheese – room temperature
  • cup  granulated sugar
  • tbs  cornstarch
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3  cup  heavy cream
  • tbs vanilla
  • 1 1/2  tbs  bourbon


  • large eggs beaten
  • 1/3  cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3  cup  brown sugar
  • tbsp  corn syrup dark corn syrup recommended
  • tbsp bourbon
  • 1/2  tbsp  vanilla
  • 1/8  tbsp  salt
  • 3/4  cup  rough chopped pecans (smoked pecans recommended)


Before You Start

  • Preheat your Z Grills pellet grill to 350 °F.
  • Wrap foil on the bottom and up the sides of a 9” spring-form pan (outside of pan). 
  • Butter the bottom & insides of the pan.


  • Throw ingredients in a food processor until they are finely ground.
  • Spread in 9” cheesecake pan on bottom & about ½ way upsides.


  • Place 8 oz of cream cheese in mixer bowl with 1/3 of sugar & cornstarch.Mix until smooth andcreamy. 
  • Add another 8 oz cream cheese andbeat until smooth, then add remaining cream cheese,beating until smooth.
  • Then mix in the rest of the sugar, bourbon & vanilla.
  • Add eggs one at a time beating well after each one. 
  • Add the heavy cream and mix just until smooth. Reminder: Do not over mix.
  • Pour batter into the prepared crust.


  • Mix all together except pecans. 
  • Sprinkle pecans on top of cheesecake batter. 
  • Pour topping over cheesecake batter.  
  • Place in a pan big enough to hold a spring-form pan. Pour boiling water in the roasting pan to come up about ½ way up the spring-form pan.  
  • Bake at 350 °F for 75 minutes until the top just barely jiggles. Carefully take the pan out of water-bath and put on cooling rack. 
  • Let cool for 2 hours in pan. After 2 hours put in fridge until totally chilled then serve.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cake

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