|Maple Cheesecake with Pecan Pralines
Serves 16–20 / It was love at first bite when Native Americans introduced European explorers to the sweet sap of the maple tree. Look for maple sugar in the bulk or baking section of your natural market.
1. Preheat oven to 350º. Line the outside of a 10-inch springform pan with foil; make certain foil covers the entire bottom and extends 2 inches up the sides. (This creates a water-tight seal for the pan when cooking in the water bath, below.)
PER SERVING (with 2 teaspoons pralines): 363 cal, 50% fat cal, 21g fat, 6g sat fat, 73mg chol, 10g protein, 36g carb, 1g fiber, 315mg sodium