Pecan Pie Cheesecake
1 package Mrs. Smith's Southern Pecan Pie - 2 lb. 4 oz.
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon Saigon cinnamon
2 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
2 large eggs
2/3 cup sour cream
1/2 cup half-and-half
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon flour
16 pecan halves
Preheat oven to 325ºF. Thaw pecan pie according to package directions. Cut evenly into 20 thin slices, keeping wedges intact, and set aside.
Stir together cracker crumbs and next 3 ingredients; press mixture onto bottom and 1-1/2-inches up sides of a 10-inch springform pan. Arrange 10 pecan pie wedges in a spoke design in prepared pan, placing 1 cut side of each wedge on crust with narrow end towards center of pan. Reserve remaining pecan pie wedges for another use.
Beat cream cheese until smooth; add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Add sour cream, half-and-half, and vanilla; beat until blended. Fold in confectioners sugar and flour. Carefully pour
cream cheese mixture evenly over pecan pie wedges in pan, making sure wedges remain in place. Arrange pecan halves evenly around edge. Bake at 325ºF for 50 minutes. Turn off oven, and let cheesecake stand in oven 1 hour. Remove to a wire rack, and let cool completely. Chill at least 8 hours or overnight before serving.