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It’s hard to improve on cheesecake, but this easy-to-make pecan pie cheesecake topping will take an already delicious dessert to the next level.

This pecan pie cheesecake topping is so easy to make, and it's a great way to dress up a Sara Lee cheesecake. Just a few ingredients and a few minutes in the kitchen, and no one will know the cheesecake isn't homemade. #ad #saraleedesserts #pmedia

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. The desserts I serve aren’t always homemade.

But you’d never know it to look at them or when you take a bite.

You need just four ingredients to make this pecan pie cheesecake topping. It's beyond easy to make! #ad #saraleedesserts #pmedia

Just look at this maple pecan pie cheesecake. It looks like something you’d pay $8 a slice for at a fancy restaurant. But the whole cheesecake doesn’t even cost that much!

Dress up a Sara Lee Classic cream cheesecake with maple syrup and a mouth-watering pecan pie cheesecake topping. #ad #saraleedesserts #pmedia

I started with a Sara Lee Original Cream Cheesecake from Food Lion, then drizzled it with some real maple syrup.

Have you ever tried southern style pecan pralines? This pecan pie cheesecake topping tastes just like them, but it's so much easier to make. Your guests will never guess dessert isn't 100 percent homemade. #ad #saraleedesserts #pmedia

The pecan pie cheesecake topping reminds me of the buttery, praline candies that are popular here in the south. But this glazed pecan topping is so much easier to make than pralines.

The hands-on time is 5 minutes — max –plus another few minutes in the oven. The hardest part is waiting for these pecans to cool so the sugar hardens into a crust of pure buttery, maple goodness.

Pecan Pie Cheesecake Topping
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These buttery, maple and brown sugar glazed pecans taste like traditional southern pralines, but they're much easier to make. They're great for snacking or as a topping for cheesecake.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Southern
Serves: 2 cups
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 2 TBS butter
  • 2 TBS brown sugar
  • 2 TBS maple syrup
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Melt butter over medium heat in a large, non-stick skillet.
  3. When the butter has melted, add the brown sugar and maple syrup, until it starts to bubble. Stir constantly.
  4. Add pecans, and toss to coat. Cook for 2 to 3 more minutes, then pour them onto the parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Cook in oven for about 6 minutes, then remove and allow to cool completely.

The next time you're at the grocery store, grab a Sara Lee cheesecake from the frozen section so you try this pecan pie cheesecake topping. It's really easy to make, and it's so good it will haunt your dreams. #ad #saraleedesserts #pmedia

This month, through March 31, you can save $1.50 off the purchase of one Sara Lee cheesecake using the instant redemption coupon on the side of the package, while supplies last. That makes it a great time to share dessert with your friends and family. Pick up a cheesecake to serve yourself, then grab another for a party or as a gift for someone special.

Here's a recipe for an easy homemade pecan pie cheesecake topping. Four ingredients and less than 15 minutes, and it's done! #ad #saraleedesserts #pmedia

I even have a twofer when it comes to toppings for these cheesecakes.

What is it about blueberry and lemon? Those flavors taste so good together, especially on top of a cheesecake! This semi-homemade dessert features a layer of lemon curd, fresh blueberries and homemade lemony whipped cream. #ad #saraleedesserts #pmedia

If the pecans aren’t your style, why not try this no-bake blueberry lemon version?

This one is probably even quicker to pull together. Just spread a layer of lemon curd on a Sara Lee Original Classic Cheesecake, top with a layer of whipped cream and garnish with blueberries. If you’re feeling really fancy, pipe some more whipped cream along the edges and add a lemon twist.

Looking for a no-bake dessert that everyone will love? Check out this semi-homemade recipe for blueberry lemon cheesecake. The secret is lemon curd! #ad #saraleedesserts #pmedia

You can also mix a dollop of lemon curd in the whipped cream for an extra citrus kick. I have an easy lemon curd recipe you might want to try, or you can always pick up a jar at the Food Lion.

My husband raved over the blueberry lemon cheesecake. So when I made the pecan pie cheesecake, I asked him which he liked best.

His answer, “I need to have another slice before I can answer that.”

Likely story!

Which is your favorite no-bake cheesecake topping? Blueberry lemon? Or pecan pie? There are so many creative and delicious ways to top a frozen cheesecake. #ad #saraleedesserts #pmedia

Which is your favorite no-bake cheesecake topping? Or would you like to try a slice of each?


  1. Great idea! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  2. My husband loves pecan pie so I bet he’d really enjoy this.
    Thanks for sharing on the Shine Blog Hop!

  3. What a clever idea to dress up a Sarah Lee, :) Thanks for sharing with us on Throwback Thursday!


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