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Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

Pay de Queso con Dulce De Leche

Recipe Yield

10 servings

Cooking time

1 hour

Rate this recipe

4.2 from 5 votes

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups finely ground Maria cookies vanilla wafers or graham crackers
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted, plus more for greasing the pan

For the cream cheese filling:

  • 1 pound cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature

For the dulce de leche topping:

  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1 14-ounce can dulce de leche or cajeta
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

To Prepare

  • Butter a 9- to 10-inch springform pan and set aside.

To make the crust:

  • In a large bowl combine the ground cookies and melted butter until thoroughly mixed. Turn the cookie mixture into the springform pan. With your fingers, pat it evenly around the bottom of the pan, gently pushing it up the sides to make a crust 1/2- to 1-inch tall. Refrigerate while you make the cream cheese filling and dulce de leche topping.

To make cream cheese filling:

  • Place the cream cheese in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat at medium speed until smooth and light, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the sweetened condensed milk and continue beating until well mixed, scraping down the bowl as needed. Add the eggs one at a time, again scraping down the bowl as needed, and continue beating until the mixture is well blended and smooth, set aside.

To make the dulce de leche topping:

  • In a medium bowl, mix the sour cream with the dulce de leche until combined.
  • Adjust the oven rack to the lower third of the oven and preheat to 350°F.
  • Remove the springform pan from the refrigerator. Gently spread the cream cheese filling evenly, trying not to distress the crust. Place the cheesecake in the oven and bake for 35 minutes, or until it is set and the top is lightly browned. Remove from the oven and let cool for at least 10 minutes before you add the dulce de leche topping.
  • Spoon the dulce de leche topping over the cream cheese filling, add the pecans all around the edge and place the pan back in the oven for 10 more minutes. Remove from the oven and let the cheesecake cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving. It tastes even better if it chills overnight.
  • Before serving, run the tip of a wet knife around the edge of the pan to release the cheesecake. Remove the ring, then slice and serve the cake.

Comments

252comments inDulce de Leche Cheesecake

  1. Kathy R.

    Apr 07

    Hi Pati! I would like to thank you for this recipe! My husband, who does not like cheesecake, loves this!! My children love it, their coworkers love it, it’s a hit!! It’s so delicious…

    1. Pati Jinich

      Apr 11

      Thanks so much Kathy for sharing, LOVE that you all love it 😉

  2. Rina

    Mar 30

    OMG! I bake this delicious cake yesterday, it’s great!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Apr 11

      Yay! Thanks for sharing Rina 😉

  3. Diana N.

    Jan 24

    Hello Pati, I moved to Dallas from Romania and the first thing I fell in love here was Mexican Food! So glad I found your show and recipes ! I want to try this cheese cake but I have a question. Did you use a specific kind of sour cream? Thank you !

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 01

      Just plain sour cream Diana, enjoy it!

  4. Paul

    Dec 06

    Made this for family and friends. Everyone loved it. A family friends daughter loves milk shakes and asked if a slice could be used to make a shake. There was no leftovers this time but will be making this cheesecake again soon and probably a shake too. Have tried many of your recipes and they have all been great. Thanks much for sharing them.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 09

      OMG yes! Dulce de leche cheesecake shake? SI!

  5. Getsemani Nava

    Nov 30

    This was my first Cheescake. So delicious. Bought a spring form pan just for this recipe. Today I’m trying it I’m Reynolds aluminum cake pans. My experiment is to see if I can make two small cheesecakes with the ingredients listed so I can gift for the holidays. Any temp suggestions? I’m going to try 350 for less time. I will let you know how it goes, but if you have any suggestions, please send them my way.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 02

      I think you will do great, let me know 😉

      1. Getsemani Nava

        Dec 05

        Success!! Made two cheesecakes out of one in the Reynolds pans. They already come with parchment and a lid. Perfect for gifting. We ate one and gifted the other. Now to the other ten. Yikes. I’ll spread them out this month. The temp and cooking times stayed the same and it was perfect. I added som festive sprinkles at the edge of the pecans. Thanks for such an easy and beautiful recipe.

        1. Pati Jinich

          Dec 06

          So glad to read it worked, thanks so much for the feedback 😉

    2. Caroline A.

      Apr 03

      I’ve used this recipe to make 2 – 6″ cheesecakes using springform pans but I’m intrigued with your use of disposable pans. Do you mind sharing which kind you used? Was it the 8″ round cake pans with lids that come in a 3 pack? Did you then slice and serve them like you would a pie? Thanks for this great idea!

  6. jesus

    Nov 25

    Pati. Is is ok to use parchment paper on the spring pan?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 02

      Of course! Just be careful when unmolding and slicing 😉

  7. Maggie

    Nov 24

    I make cheesecakes for friends and family, and this is one of the most requested recipes I make. It is a wonderful creamy texture and the pecans and dulce de leche send it over the top.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 02

      So glad this Cheesecake is a crowd-pleaser Maggie, thank you!

  8. Ana

    Oct 24

    I’m making this cheesecake with my nephews for my brother in law’s birthday. We’ve had it before and everyone loves it.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 27

      Yay Ana! Hope the birthday boy likes it as well, Happy Birthday to him 🙂

  9. Anonymous

    Sep 02

    Going to try making the cheesecake. Looks delisioso

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 05

      Good luck! Let me know how you like it 😉

  10. Carol DeWitt

    Aug 10

    Are your recipes somewhere on your website in Spanish. I would like to send some of them to my friends in Puerto Vallarta.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 11

      Yes Carol, here is the website in Spanish where you can find the recipes: https://patijinich.com/pati_2020/es/ Thanks so much for sharing with your friends!

  11. Eri F

    Aug 01

    tan fácil tan delicioso !! a mi familia le encantó! gracias. me hiciste amar cocinar!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 05

      Gracias a ti Eri, que bueno que les gusto!!

  12. Sandra white

    Jul 24

    Hands down the easiest and best tasting Cheesecake I’ve ever made! It’s the only one my family asks for and tonight I am making it for my son’s 36th birthday tomorrow! Muy Bien Paiti!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 26

      Muchas gracias Sandra, so glad to know the family approves. Enjoy it and Happy Birthday to your son!

  13. Bob Kohler

    Jul 09

    Wow! what a delicious recipe! My husband loves anything with pecans. (he is from Torreón) Have you ever been to Parras de la Fuente? We went there two years ago and I was amazed at the number of pecan trees! Also, it’s such an oasis right there in the desert of Coahuila. It’s one of the “magic towns.” Oldest winery in the Americas is there also. Anyway, this cheesecake is yum!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 12

      Glad you like the Cheesecake Bob! Now you make me want to go to Parras 🙂

  14. Jesus Flores

    Jun 19

    I made this cheesecake and everyone loved it. Gracias por la receta

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 20

      Gracias a ti Jesus, un abrazo!

  15. Mike Peters

    Mar 04

    I used to bake cheesecakes in my restaurant, but they were always so time consuming! This is a delicious cheesecake and so easy to make. Everyone I make it for just loves it! Just one question- if I were to make it with a different topping, what would you recommend? I used cajeta for my cheesecakes, but am wondering if any sort of fruit topping would work as well?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 04

      How about chocolate, or hazelnut spread? Yummm! I think fruit will work as well, I could see myself using mango, peach or raspberries 😉

  16. Carolina Acosta

    Feb 29

    Deliciously good!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 01

      Thank you Carolina! Glad you liked it!

  17. Iwona

    Feb 11

    My son Mike wanted cheesecake for his birthday.I gave a try.Your cake is so delicious.Today I make it for my birthday.My family loves your cheesecake.The best cake ever!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 11

      Thanks Iwona! Love to hear that this is now your birthday celebration go to cheesecake!

  18. Donna

    Nov 26

    Best cheese cake ever. I have made this recipe for about four years now I first saw it on TV when Patti made it with her youngest son. Love this recipe and so does all my family and friends. Once you make this cheese cake you will want no other.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Nov 26

      Love this…thank you, Donna!

  19. Amy

    Nov 25

    My husband’s co-workers request this cheesecake for every company party. Excellent recipe!!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Nov 25

      That makes me so happy to hear, Amy!

  20. Irma Goodyke

    Oct 08

    I made this twice already One for my family and
    one for a family gathering and it was gone so fast .
    My family really enjoyed the cheese cake
    We love it

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 10

      Awesome, Irma!

  21. Anonymous

    Sep 29

    Absolutely Fabulous!!!!!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 29

      😊

  22. Alejandra María

    Sep 15

    Wow!! Tengo que confesar que es el primer cheesecake que he hecho sola y me quedó espectacularmente rico! Lo hice con cajeta, y la combinación con la natilla (así le llaman a la crema ácida en Costa Rica) es deliciosa! Gracias por compartir su receta!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 17

      Gracias, Alejandra!

  23. Lupe Morales

    Sep 10

    Pati : made this cheesecake it was to die for, my family wants me to make your dulce de leche cheesecake for all potlucks. love it!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 11

      I hope you have many more fun potlucks, Lupe!

  24. Tammy Kirkwood

    Sep 08

    This was a hit at my dinner event with friends tonight. It was very simple to put together and I used vanilla wafers for the crust. I made it 24 hours ahead so it had plenty of time to chill (I’ve learned my lesson in the past that you can’t rush a cheesecake to cool down). The only issue I had was how long it took to cook in the oven. I live near Oklahoma City (1,200 ft elevation). It took just over an hour to set in a gas oven. I will definitely add to my dessert list. Thanks Pati!!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 09

      That’s awesome that you had a great dinner party and that the cheesecake was hit, Tammy!

  25. Sussanna

    Aug 19

    This looks scrumptious! I plan to try this for the Jewish holiday of Shavuot when we traditionally eat dairy foods.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 20

      I hope you enjoy the cheesecake, Sussanna!

  26. Anonymous

    Aug 18

    I love this recipe it’s so easy. Thank you Pati. Love your family. 💖💖💖💖

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 19

      Thank you so much!

  27. David D'Amato, boston

    Aug 13

    I this for friends. It not only was delicious , but very easy to make. I was always a little afraid of making a cheese cake. Thank you so much. I will continue to make this in the future . The toppings can be changed.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 13

      Have fun experimenting with the toppings, David.

  28. Diane Quigley

    Jun 29

    Just made it today. It was the easiest recipe by far for cheesecake. Thank you so much Pati.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 30

      Thank you, Diane!

  29. Jazmin

    Jun 07

    Just saw the episode on tv with you making it with your boys. I have to make it, looks so yummy! Love watching you cook, you can see the passion which is a plus!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 10

      Thank you, Jazmin!

  30. Donna from Toronto

    Jun 05

    Hi Pati, tried the tiger cake loved it, did the dulce re leche, AMAZING. thank you Pati.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 05

      Awesome, Donna!

  31. Julie

    Jun 02

    This cheesecake was so easy to make and so amazingly good. I made it exactly like the recipe. Thank you!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 03

      I’m so happy to hear this…thank you, Julie!

  32. Adelina

    May 19

    Love this cheesecake so simple to make and very delicious!! I will definitely continue to make this recipe. Thank you so much!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 21

      Thank YOU so much Adelina.

  33. Maria Kiternas

    Mar 24

    Made this cheesecake for dessert for my Mexican Fiesta dinner party and it was definitely a winner. Easy to prepare. Thank you Pati. Regards Maria.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 25

      So happy to hear it was a winner, Maria!

  34. Stephanie

    Mar 02

    Any nutritional information on this cheesecake?

    1. Pati

      Mar 05

      I don’t track nutritional information…but enjoy the cheesecake Stephanie.

  35. Dan P.

    Jan 23

    Hi Pati,

    I’ve made your cheesecake in a round pan and it turned out awesome. Any advice if I would like to make it in a 13 x 9 rectangular pan? Should cooking time be adjusted?

    Love the show and the food! This is now my “go-to” cheesecake base!

    Thanks,
    Dan

    1. Pati

      Feb 04

      It may need a few less minutes…keep an eye on it, Dan, and when it is set and the top is slightly brown…it’s ready to eat.

  36. Melissa

    Jan 20

    What if I decide not add the dulce de Leche, so I need to just add that last 10mins onto the original cooking time?

    1. Pati

      Feb 04

      Yes, you can do that, Melissa.

  37. Michelle

    Jan 20

    I made this yesterday and let it chill overnight in the frig. I couldn’t wait any longer and had a piece with my coffee for breakfast. All I can say is PURE HEAVEN! This needs to be renamed, “The Peacemaker” cheesecake. If the entire world had a piece, we would all feel love! Thank you for sharing your life and recipes with the us!

    1. Pati

      Jan 21

      Oh wow! Love it. Thank you so much, Michelle!

  38. Tere

    Jan 15

    Hola Pati,,
    I made this cheesecake for thanksgiving 2017.. my daughter in law loved it and asked for it for her bday February 2018. Now she wants it again for this February 2019. She can’t wait 😊

    1. Pati

      Jan 16

      Awesome! Tell her happy birthday form me, Tere!

  39. Denee Serrano

    Dec 30

    Hi Pati, I am a big fan of all your recipes ! I plan on making the cheesecake next. After the cajeta topping, it goes back in the oven for ten minutes to bake more or to set with oven off ?

    1. Pati

      Jan 04

      Thank you Denee! You put the cheesecake with the topping back in the oven with the temperature on. Enjoy!

  40. Katie

    Dec 24

    Hi Pati!

    I just made this cheesecake but I’m a little nervous because I just took it out of the oven after 10 minutes (with the dulce de leche mix and pecans on the top) and it looks really loose in the middle. Is this normal?

    1. Pati

      Jan 04

      Oh it should be set…it might need just another minute or two, Katie.

  41. Toni Manrubia

    Nov 24

    Hi Patti,

    I made your dulce de Leche cheesecake, I will be making four this year and taking them to my doctors and the office staff, I usually only do cookies but I thought I would give them the gift of your cheese cake. Thank-you!,,

    1. Pati

      Nov 26

      I hope everyone loves their gift, Toni 😃

  42. Desiree DiBella

    Nov 11

    I made this yesterday for a potluck with two other couples who all love you, Pati! It was delicious!

    My son, husband and I had a lot of fun watching you and JuJu make it on Season 3 while we made it here at home ❤️

    1. Pati

      Nov 11

      I’m glad you guys had a great potluck, Desiree. 😄

  43. Venancia Torres

    Nov 02

    I made this cheesecake last week just for fun. Everyone at work loved it. Making it again for my brothers Birthday dinner tomorrow, he loves cheesecake. Una receta muy facil pero muy deliciosa muchas gracias Pati!

    1. Pati

      Nov 05

      I hope your brother has a great birthday party, Venancia!

  44. Ana

    Oct 25

    Hi Pati, today we tried the baguettes and they were delicious, I have only one little BUT and it is the flavor of the refried beans, may be cause I couldn’t make them because the lack of time and I bought a small can ready to serve refried beans. And right now we are making the cheese cake.

    1. Pati

      Oct 26

      Oh enjoy the cheese cake, Ana…and lots more recipes 🙂

  45. Naika

    Sep 23

    I have made this recipe so many times. Always great. My family love it. Thanks Patty!

    1. Pati

      Oct 02

      Say hi to your family for me, Naika!

  46. Dorothy linton

    Jul 29

    I can’t Waite to make this cheese cake, it sound and look delicious. I am going to make it for a family that has been so good to me. You have the cuties sons they are so helpful.

    1. Pati

      Jul 29

      Have fun making the cheesecake, Dorothy, and I hope the family loves it!

  47. Caro Yanez

    Jul 11

    Hola Paty, cuando unto la mezcla de dulce de leche y lo vuelvo a meter al horno, se derrite!!! que estoy haciendo mal? ayuda!! 😀

    1. Pati

      Jul 13

      Hola, Caro! Mezclas el dulce de leche con sour cream como dice la receta? Si es así no debería de pasar…

      1. Connie

        Sep 28

        A mí me pasó también, aun después de dejarlo en el horno unos minutitos más. Nunca se puso firme, pero creo que descubrí mi error. Las latas (en EEUU) se miden en peso neto. Yo tenía un frasco grande de cajeta y medí 14 onzas líquidas. Una lata de 14 onzas en realidad contiene como una taza líquida. ¡Creo que le puse demasiada cajeta! De cualquier manera quedó exquisito. 🥰

        1. Pati Jinich

          Oct 04

          Que bueno que te gusto Connie, igual la proxima vez con menos cajeta queda perfecto 😉

  48. Regina P.

    Jun 09

    This cake is delicious and SO easy to make. I have made it at least 5-6 times and it comes out consistent every time. I also love it because it’s easy to make ahead of time and you can make it in parts. Great recipe Pati!

    1. Pati

      Jun 13

      So happy to hear this, Regina! Thank YOU.

  49. Irma

    Mar 24

    This is a great cheesecake ….I love it

    1. Pati

      Mar 26

      Yay!

  50. The Sage Book Whisperer

    Jan 30

    I made this for a New Year’s Dinner Party. After taking one bite _we all looked at each other & called for a MOMENT OF SILENCE…we were in tears because it was so goooood! By the sounds around the table after each bite _you’d have thought there was some HANKY PANKY going on under the table. To Good ,Pati_I’ve shared it with many. I like the simplicity of it…so very good. Who knew “The Maillard reaction” could be so good!

    1. Pati

      Jan 31

      Hahaha what great reactions! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  51. Sue

    Nov 22

    Easiest cheescake recipe ever!!! Everytime i make it everyone fall in love with it! Im making it for thanksgiving dinner tomorrow,lol Thank you Pati♡

    1. Pati

      Nov 27

      Super!

  52. Araceli

    Nov 21

    Patti- I made the dulce de leche from your site. It has the consistency of chocolate syrup. Can I use that in this recipe or will it be too runny?

    1. Pati

      Nov 30

      ​You can definitely use it for this recipe!

  53. Wanda

    Nov 08

    Absolutely beautiful cheesecake! I used gluten free vanilla wafers instead of the Maria cookies to make it gluten free. No one even noticed the difference! Well done Pati

    1. Pati

      Nov 10

      Awesome!

  54. tanya

    Nov 02

    such a sweet episode with little Juju helping with the cooking

    1. Pati

      Nov 03

      Aww thank you!

  55. Zehra

    Sep 19

    Any tips Pati on making these into mini cheesecakes? Should I use a liner?

    1. Pati

      Sep 20

      You can use muffin tins to make mini cheesecakes…you can use liners or butter the pan really well.

  56. Christina

    Sep 19

    This came out perfect and did not crack!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    1. Pati

      Sep 19

      Super!

  57. Dean in Australia

    Sep 03

    Inspired by your 3 boys, 3 dishes Pati I decided to try and make my first Mexican dessert. It looks just like yours and is delicious but I have eaten too much and now feel a little ill. But it is totally worth it!

    1. Pati

      Sep 07

      Hahaha…I’m so glad you liked it so much Dean!

  58. Alejandra

    Jul 23

    Hi Pati!
    I made this cheesecake with my 5 year old son yesterday. We tasted it today and it is delicious! My son also approved. I will be making it again. I wish I can show you a picture. Everyone said it looked so good!

    1. Pati

      Jul 26

      That’s awesome Alejandra. I’m so happy to hear that you and your son had fun making and eating it.

  59. Donna in Texas

    May 30

    Oh My Goodness!!! Best birthday cake ever!!! The original recpe was great but the tweaked recipe was even better. Pati, if you like cinnamon and caramel together you have to try adding 1 teaspoonful of cinnamon to the cheesecake batter. Using the chocolate marias didn’t make a big difference to me, but then I’m into caramel not chocolate, lol. Thank you for this recipe!

    1. Pati

      Jun 01

      I’m so happy it came out well Donna!

  60. Donna in Texas

    May 27

    I have this in the oven right now! Can’t wait to see how it turns out. I did take a few liberties with the recipe though.When I went to buy the Marias, they were out of the regular ones but they had chocolate ones. It seemed like a natural so I got them. Also, I love love love cinnamon with any kind of caramel, dulce de leche, or cajeta. So I added a teaspoonful to the cheesecake batter. I tasted the batter before I poured it into the crust and it was awesome! I’ll let you know how it comes out with thdulce de leche topping.

    1. Pati

      Jun 01

      Sounds delicious!

  61. Christian

    May 12

    Es la Segunda vez que lo ago y me queda riquisimo? saludos a chuchu el iso que se me antojora. Muy buenas tus recetas Paty.????????

    1. Pati

      May 12

      Super!

  62. angie

    May 07

    i made this very yummy cheesecake , thank you pati

    1. Pati

      May 08

      Thank you Angie!

  63. Jack

    May 03

    Made this cheesecake for friends for Cinco de Mayo. They work hard for very little respect and were so happy to have your wonderful cake. Hopefully it made their day a little nicer.

    1. Pati

      May 08

      That is so sweet of you Jack! I’m so happy your friends enjoyed it.

  64. Angelica Esposito

    May 01

    Hola Pati! I love your show! Saludos desde Chicago!

    1. Pati

      May 01

      Gracias Angelica!

  65. Crystal

    Apr 30

    Made this today while watching your show. Paused it while I went to the store for sour cream. Everything else was in my fridge or pantry!! Can’t wait to see how my familia responds!

    1. Pati

      May 05

      Yay!

  66. Jack

    Apr 30

    Patti: Baked your Tequileras a few days ago. Good but will have to redo them as they apparently didn’t bake long enough. Such a shame having to make another batch. Am going to do your Dulce de Leche Cheesecake for some friends for Cinco de Mayo. And there is another friend who is having an upcoming taco bar, so another chance to get it right. Busy, busy. Thanks for the great recipes.

    1. Pati

      May 05

      So happy you like them all Jack!

  67. Rosa Montes

    Apr 29

    Thank you so much for your love for food and family get to gethers. ??

    1. Pati

      May 01

      Thank you for tuning in Rosa!!!

  68. Karen

    Mar 15

    Love, love, love!! Did I mention love? 🙂 This was my first cheesecake EVER! I brought it to work and now everyone thinks I’m quite the chef – LOL! Little do they know I’m not even close – but when I saw your show making the cheesecake, you make everything look so fun and easy that I just had to try it! And now I have co-workers requesting that I make the cheesecake for their birthdays!! Thank you Pati for your show, your recipes, and love of what you do and for sharing that with us!! 🙂

    1. Pati

      Mar 16

      Karen thank you so much!

  69. Julie C

    Mar 14

    I plan to make this some time soon. I love in New Hampshire so I am not sure I can find Dulce Dr Leche at the grocery store. Is there a substitute I could use instead?
    Thank you Pati, I really enjoy the show.

  70. Karla S.

    Mar 10

    I have made this recipe three times. The first time I only used condensed milk instead of dulce de leche. I got confused for some reason I thought they were the same. Next two times I got it right and was delicious. But instead of pecans I used strawberries. Thank you, you are great at what you do.

    1. Pati

      Mar 13

      Thank you Karla!

  71. Connie G

    Feb 20

    What can I use instead of condensed milk?
    It’s far too sweet I think.
    Love your show, thank you.

    1. Pati

      Feb 24

      Connie you can add just enough condensed milk to your taste.

  72. Trish Brown

    Jan 19

    I have made this cheesecake twice and it is a HIT every time. I think it is one of the most delicious cheesecakes I have ever eaten. 5 stars

    1. Pati

      Jan 23

      I know!!!!! I love it too, Trish, so happy you also like it.

  73. Brian Smith

    Dec 22

    I live here in Hawaii and added Kona Coffee glazed mac nuts to the crust and it was a HUGE hit!

    1. Pati

      Dec 29

      YUM!

  74. Marilyn Ann Kimbrough-Ash

    Sep 18

    I love cheesecake and your show!!! This receipe was shown this during one of today’s episodes and I can’t wait to make it but I have a question though…what would be a good substitute for the pecans, nuts etc. How about maybe chocolate chips or toffee chips…what do you think? Any ideas would be most welcomed!

    1. Pati

      Sep 26

      I’ve had luck leaving out the nuts and putting fresh berries on top before… but chocolate chips do sound interesting… let me know how it turns out!

  75. Miguel F Martinez

    Aug 05

    This cheesecake is so easy to make and AMAZING! Making it again today for a BBQ tomorrow.

    1. Pati

      Aug 10

      YAY!!!!

  76. Jennifer

    Jun 30

    Everything I make from your site is a total knockout! This cheesecake is DIVINE!

    1. Pati

      Jun 30

      Love that you love it!

  77. Sandy

    Nov 23

    Just want to say this is a great simple recipe and has already become a family favorite. We’ve even improvised and made them in cupcake trays so that they’re easily shared at a potluck. It comes out just as good!

    1. Pati

      Nov 23

      Yum!

  78. Christie

    Sep 10

    This was the first time that I have ever made cheesecake. Actually I made all of the recipes in this show. Pati, I absolutely love what you do and how you do what you do. Everything was easy and affordable. I felt so proud of myself. Thank you

    1. Pati

      Sep 10

      Christie: You just made my day! So happy you liked them all… and I hope you try more..

  79. Ora Riv

    Aug 31

    Hi, I was so excited to try this recipe but was a bit nervous about it not ever making cheesecake. I searched for a video of the show and was unable to find it. I like to see the episode right before I try it out. I had a bit of trouble but the final result was fantastic! Mine did not come out like the picture even though I followed every step. Not sure what happened but it tasted very good.

    1. Pati

      Sep 06

      Very happy that you liked it! Will try to post a video soon…

  80. Margarita Keller

    Jul 18

    Pati, I saw your Dulce de Leche cheesecake show. Looked awesome. Anything made with Cajeta has to be great! I have made this recipe twice and there never much in leftovers after my grandsons get done with it. my daughter and I and gluten intolerant so I did substitute GF crackers in the crust. Can’t wait to make this again.

    1. Pati

      Jul 19

      Thrilled to hear you tried it and had good results!

  81. Naomi Medina

    Jun 24

    I am making the cheesecake as soon as i can. It looks so yummy. I was looking for an easy cheesecake to make, and i found it. Thank you Pati.

    1. Pati

      Jun 24

      Con gusto!

  82. Lily

    Jun 10

    Hi Pati
    Made your wonderful Dulce de Leche Cheesecake. It was my very first time making a homemade cheesecake. I found it very easy to make and bake. Simple and straight forward. The flavors absolutely work!! It came out perfect! The cheesecake was the hit of the party. Everybody now wants the recipe so I am referring them to this site! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!
    My best, Lily

    1. Pati

      Jun 12

      Hi Lily, Thank you for making the cake for your friends! Glad to hear they enjoyed it & thanks for sending them to my site!!

  83. Albeza

    May 09

    Hello Patti
    Saw your show today and my mouth was watery when I saw JuJu eating the dulce de leche cheesecake lol
    Will try to make it for Father’s Day. It just looks so delicious!!
    Thank you so much for your show.
    Viva Mexico!!!!!
    Albeza

    1. Pati

      May 10

      Sounds perfect for Father’s day!

  84. Jesusita

    Apr 14

    My husband and I watch your show on Sunday nights after all the kids go to bed. Sunday night my husband requested we try EVERY SINGLE RECIPE on this episode. He’s especially looking forward to this cheesecake. He even took notes for me on ingredients. 🙂 Your boys are adorable. Would love to see more of “The Juju Show!” Too funny! I love that they tease you about the way you say “Fish”. Looks like you have a very happy family! 🙂

    1. Pati

      Apr 16

      So happy you will try them all!

  85. Carolina

    Apr 10

    Patti, this is DELICIOSO!! This is the second time I make this cheese cake. My family doesn’t eat too much sweets, so I only did 1/2 of the dulce de leche topping, & added a little extra pecans all over the top. They loved it!

    1. Pati

      Apr 12

      YUM, Carolina!

  86. Miriam

    Feb 11

    Pati , el postre de leche cheese cake esta super delicioso, tengo dieta de glutten free por ESo yo hice mis galettas ️gracias mil exito

    1. Pati

      Feb 11

      Gracias!

  87. Nitza

    Feb 03

    Hi Pati, I saw your show for the first time yesterday and had to DVR it. I saw you and Juju making the cheesecake and it looked sooooo good. What I found funny was that I used to call my daughter Juju too. Anyway my question to you is that on the TV show it looks like you are using 2 packs 8oz each of creamcheese but the written receipe only calls for 1 package? Please clarify. Thank you.

    1. Pati

      Feb 03

      The recipe on here is right ; )

  88. Melanya Skorohodoff

    Jan 05

    Hi patty im so excited to make this cheesecake for our Russian Christmas 🙂

    1. Pati

      Jan 06

      Thank you for making it! Hope everyone enjoys!!

  89. Jose A Castro

    Dec 25

    Paty
    Cocinas delicioso gracias por enseñar la camisa mexicana me encanta no me pierdo tus shows con mi esposa le encanta también y me enseñas tips para añadir lo A mi cocina gracias sigue con tu show felicidades

    1. Pati

      Dec 29

      Muchas gracias Jose y muchas gracias por ver mi show con tu esposa, feliz 2015!

  90. Pam

    Nov 25

    Oh,I see what she means. There is a dark thin layer…as if the dulcet de Leche was spread thin, then the sour cream mix is on top of that. Never noticed that before. 🙂

  91. Carolina

    Nov 25

    Okay, I’m confused. If I follow the recipe as written, I will have 3 layers. From bottom to top: Crust, cheesecake, dulce.

    However, the photo on this post shows it from bottom to top: crust, dulce, cheesecake.

    Is it possible to make it as shown on the photo? Won’t the dulce layer break down in the oven while the cheesecake layer bakes?

    1. Pati

      Nov 25

      Hola Carolina, Happy you want to try my recipe! If you follow the recipe as written, it should come out like the photo. That’s how it looks after it bakes.

  92. billie

    Oct 13

    saw your show & i’m a bit confused. the picture shows 3 layers (from bottom: crust, cheesecake, dulce de leche topping – correct?)in yesterday’s episode, you poured the dulce de leche mixture on TOP of the cooled & set cheesecake batter. you did NOT blend it in with the cheesecake batter. so why does the 2nd layer (presumably cheesecake) on this site look more like chocolate? & why is it so much thinner than the dulce de leche topping? i’d love to make this soon. please advise. thank you!! 🙂

    1. Pati

      Oct 13

      Hola Billie, You are correct! The dulce de leche mixture is not mixed with the cheesecake batter. Follow the recipe as written & you will have 3 layers. I’m so happy you are making my recipe – hope you enjoy!!

  93. Juliet

    Sep 15

    I saw you make this Dulce de Leche cheesecake and knew it was what I wanted for my birthday cake, even if it meant making it myself. It was amazing and easy! Thank you, Pati.

    1. Pati

      Sep 16

      So happy you tried it, Juliet! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!!

  94. Caris O.

    Aug 31

    This recipe was my first time ever making cheesecake… And I don’t think I’ll ever use another recipe!!! I think I’ve made it about five times and let’s just say it doesn’t last very long so I have to make sure to take my slice first 🙂

    1. Pati

      Aug 31

      YAY!

  95. Laura

    Aug 17

    You make everything that looks complicated to make so easy and afforable! I didn’t have much expectation on my first attempt to make the cheesecake, but I was so surprised how good it turned out! I was going to buy a cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory for a birthday party, but I’m saving my money and making this cheesecake instead. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!

  96. Sylvia

    Aug 03

    Hi Pati!
    I saw your show for the first time yesterday by chance, and I have to say I have been missing out!!
    I have checked, and I am not able to catch your shows regularly, (due to cable provider) but I am grateful I can visit your site as often as I can.
    24 hrs later and I have already made Nana Jose’s flourless recipe, my son tried it and immediately went back for seconds. I am thrilled. I am now at the cooling stages of this Deulce de leche recipe, and I can’t wait to try it tomorrow ( going to let it cool overnight as you suggested)!! I was unable to find La Lechera so I had to use what my nearest grocery store provided..(perhaps that’s why my recipe is not as “browned” as the pic? Next time I will definitely hunt down La Lechera dulce de leche.
    I am already a huge fan, and can’t wait to try out more recipes!
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us all!!!

    1. Pati

      Aug 05

      Hola Sylvia, Thank you for writing! I am thrilled that you are already trying so many recipes so soon after you found the show!! For the La Lechera, you can put your zip code in this webpage to find out who carries it near you: http://www.elmejornido.com/en/store-locator

  97. Luis Gonzalez

    Jul 13

    I love your show and especially this dulce de leche cheesecake recipe. It was a hit at my annual taquiza party! Gracias!

    1. Pati

      Jul 13

      Gracias a ti for making it, Luis!

  98. Pam

    Jul 06

    Pati….
    After seeing this episode many times, I decided to finally make the cheesecake this weekend. It was fabulous!! And so easy….I think I put it in the fridge too soon because there were little pale spots on the top from condensation dripping. Other than that, it was not hard at all. I did have to cook mine longer to get it to set, but that’s probably just my oven.
    Thanks so much for all you do…I enjoy your recipes and watching your program. Love seeing the different regions of Mexico.
    Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

    1. Pati

      Jul 07

      Thank you so much, Pam!!

  99. Tamara

    Jul 05

    Hi Pati!

    We love your show in our house! I have been baking cheesecakes, recently, and am drooling over this one!! I have one question (a general baking question, which specifically relates to this recipe) before I bake this cheesecake.

    If I use a 10 inch springform pan when baking a cheesecake, is there a difference in baking time?? Say, if I have a 9 inch pan recipe and want to use a 10 inch pan- would I cook it for less time? This recipe seems to have 9 or 10 inch pans as interchangeable, and I remember you using a 10-inch in the episode, but is there a difference in the cooking time that could possibly be noted on the recipe, for nervous bakers?

    Thanks so much!!

    Blessings,

    Tamara

    1. Pati

      Jul 07

      Hola Tamara, Thank you for watching & for your message! I hope you do try the dulce de leche cheesecake. Bake it for the 35 minutes as written in the recipe, making sure it is set and lightly browned on top before removing from the oven. For a nine-inch pan, it might take a couple minutes longer in the oven, but I would still check it at 35 minutes.

  100. Priva

    Jul 04

    Patty
    Your recepie for the cheesecake is now a big success in Buenos Aires,
    My cousin made it and loved it

  101. Mayra

    Jul 03

    Hola Pati!!!
    My low carb diet went down the drain tonight. I saw this Dulce de Leche Cheese Cake recipe and made it with the help of my stepson,which is a “cheseecakeaholic” :o) Simply delicioso!!!!
    Big fan of your recipe and your tv show.

  102. Cyntia

    Jun 26

    El postre se mira delicioso; espero cocinarlo pronto. Gracias Pati por tus recetas tan deliciosas.

    1. Pati

      Jun 29

      Con mucho gusto, Cyntia!

  103. Dan

    May 26

    Hi Pati. Just saw the show in which you made this cheesecake and wanted to give it a try. However I noticed that the recipe on your website uses a can of La Lechera in the filling while on the show you use a can of sweetened condensed milk. Does it make much difference which one you use?

  104. ana

    May 20

    Patti I love your show and the way you introduce your food they always look so yummy. The new episode are more outgoing and we see more of México and your family, beautiful! I have five monsters of my own, we love the trees leche cake and its so easy to make. My next one will be duelce de leche cheesecake for fathers day, I’m sure its going to be the second best favorite. Thank you Patti, blessing Ana

    1. Pati

      May 20

      Hi Ana, So happy you like the new season, I like it much better than the past ones too! Delighted to hear the Dulce de Leche cheesecake will have a repeated appearance at your table… Hope it stays as a keeper!

      1. Dan

        May 26

        Never mind! I didn’t read the recipe closely and only saw La Lechera in the ingredient list and did not realize it CLEARLY states sweetened condensed milk! My bad.

  105. Doris Leon

    May 17

    me encanto tu show , estoy en duda de la tercera capa de el cheesecake , por cuanto timpo va al horno , he tratado de ver el video otra vez pero no dice, si por favor me aclaras esto. gracias , Doris

    1. Pati

      May 18

      Aqui mismo esta la receta, Doris!

  106. Melissa

    May 14

    Hi Pati, I saw this episode and I just have to say I loved all your wonderful recipes!! They were so easy to make and my family just loved it!! Especially the cheesecake! Always look forward to watching your show!! 🙂

    1. Pati

      May 14

      Thank you!!

  107. Ivette

    May 12

    Tengo un frasco de cajeta quemada hecha de leche de cabra. Se puede utilizar? Cual es la diferencia entre cajeta y dulce de leche?

    I have a jar of “cajeta quemada” made of goat’s milk. Can I use that instead of the dulce de leche? What is the difference?

    1. Pati

      May 12

      Yes, of course. Dulce de Leche tends to be lighter, cajeta a bit more intricate. Both will work phenomenally well.

  108. cynthia

    May 10

    Hi, My Names Cindy I Just Made This Cheesecake But My Batter Was A Lil Runny But I Don’t Know If That’s Normal Or Not? And I Got LilLTiny Lumps Of Cream Cheese In My Batter Too.

    1. Pati

      May 11

      It should be a little runny, and the clumps may have been from the cream cheese being too could, or maybe you needed to mix it a bit more??

  109. Cali

    May 10

    Pati

    Bueniiisimo tu programa! Voy a tratar de hacer el cheese cake.

    Gracias por las recetas.

    1. Pati

      May 11

      Gracias a tí por verlo!

  110. Bebe Danz

    May 03

    Hi Pati,
    I always look forward to seeing your show on Saturday morning
    here in the Texas Hill Country. Today I saw the Tres Leches
    Cheesecake and fell in love.
    My grandson loves cheesecake most of all. He will be 24 on
    June 10 and this will be his birthday cake. Can’t wait, but
    meanwhile I’ll make another for a family gathering.
    Your boys are great. Treasure your time with them. I am 71 and
    the time just flies.
    Bebe

    1. Pati

      May 03

      Oh Bebe… I am feeling time flying right past me too!

  111. Dora Roa

    Apr 22

    Hola Pati, que excelente programa me facina el ambiente que han creado. Un ambiente muy familiar, porque haci tengo mis recuerdos de nina en la cocina con mi madrecita aprendiendo de ella. Ahora mis hijos igual son sus recuerdos mas bonitos y todavia cuando me visitan la cocina es nuestro encuentro!! Felicitaciones me encanta tu show. PS: tambien aprendo nuevos techniques.

    1. Pati

      Apr 22

      Gracias por su mensaje Dora! la cocina es también el punto de encuentro de mi familia…

  112. Juan

    Apr 20

    Hola Pati
    Solo para dar gracias por las recetas yo no se cocinar pero vi tu show y agarre valor jaja today is my first cooking experience with my kids and invited my sobrinos for alphabet soup and dulce de leche cheesecake I hope everything goes well..God bless you

    1. Pati

      Apr 20

      Juan: I hope everything goes well as well! I hope this is one of many recipes que pruebes en casa. Gracias por escribir!

  113. Bill

    Mar 28

    Got this today and will be making it soon. Thank you for always explaining what the ingredients are. I want to know what is the raw sugar called that you grate from a hard block. I have not found it in my local stores so I will go to a Mexican grocery and would like to know what to ask for.

    1. Pati

      Mar 28

      Thanks, Bill! It is called piloncillo, here is more info http://patijinich.com/pati_2020/2009/11/piloncillo/

  114. Priva

    Mar 10

    Hola Patti
    I made the cake its sooo easy to make
    It was delicioso
    Gracias!!!!!

  115. Elaine

    Mar 10

    The cheesecake was such a hit of our big sale thank you so much for the recipe and it was still delicious I made two.

    1. Pati

      Mar 10

      Yey!

  116. Lisa

    Feb 23

    Hi! Thank you for sharing your recipes. I am making the Dulce de Leche cheesecake. My home smells just heavenly. I had a hard time finding the Dulce de Leche but finally ran across it at one of my local stores. My family can hardly wait to try the cheesecake and I might add, it was very easy to make. Thank you again.

    1. Pati

      Feb 23

      Thank you for writing, Lisa!

  117. priva

    Feb 22

    can’t wait to try it
    muy buenmozos tus hijos

    1. Pati

      Feb 23

      Jaja! Gracias.

  118. Angie

    Feb 08

    My 5 year old son Gabe and I just finished watching your show and now feel inspired and hungry =). We plan on making this cheesecake tomorrow.

    1. Pati

      Feb 09

      Great to hear, Angie!

  119. Jane

    Feb 02

    Love Patis enthusiasm and LOVE seeing her boys on the show. Am going to make the cheesecake pretty soon. Know it will be good!

  120. Spike

    Feb 02

    Saw this yesterday. Having the cheesecake tonight. YUMMM

    1. Pati

      Feb 02

      YUM!

  121. wanda

    Feb 01

    How do I find/make dulce de leche?

    1. Lisa

      Feb 24

      Hi Wanda-I found the Dulce De Leche in the international section of my grocery store. If your store doesn’t carry it you can go to YouTube where they have tutorials on how to make Dulce de Leche or you can order it through Amazon. I will say I tried to make it following the YouTube tutorial and found it to be quite messy and time consuming. I hope you’re able to find it at your store. Happy baking!

    2. Lisa

      Feb 24

      Hi Wanda-I found the Dulce De Leche in the international section of my grocery store. If your store doesn’t carry it you can go to YouTube where they have tutorials on how to make Dulce de Leche or you can order it through Amazon. I will say I tried to make it following the YouTube tutorial and found it to be quite messy and time consuming. I hope you’re able to find it at your store. Happy baking!

      1. Steve

        Apr 25

        Lisa,
        Just made my first batch of dulce de leche in the oven. Easy, no mess, little work and I can’t stop eating it. Google “dulce de leche oven method”. If I can do it anyone can. Takes about 1.5 hours of baking.

  122. Don Welch

    Feb 01

    Loved this episode! Your children are delightful, and JuJu’s performance was hilarious! Will be making the cheesecake for an event tomorrow.

  123. Magdalena

    Jan 31

    My husband and I enjoy watching your show together. Today will be the third time I make this dessert. It’s oh so good!!! And easy to make. Your boys are adorable, Juju has stolen our heart. Looking forward to more recipes.

    ¡Saludos y buen provecho!

    1. Pati

      Feb 01

      Hi Magdalena, I will pass on to Juju. Thanks for watching!

  124. Tomeca

    Jan 30

    Hi,
    I saw this episode the other week and have made everything except cheesecake. Which I am making on tomorrow. My family have enjoyed everything I’ve made so far. My are helping me with the cheesecake as well, they’re so excited.
    Thank you.

    1. Pati

      Jan 30

      Thank YOU!

  125. Claudia R.

    Jan 24

    My 6 year old daughter and I tried your recipe and let me tell you everyone loved it. We saw the episode together and she quickly said “Mami I want to make that cake like Juju”.

    1. Pati

      Jan 25

      So delighted to hear Claudia!

  126. Conni

    Jan 21

    Watched your episode on PBS last Saturday. Tried your recipes and try were all excellent.

    1. Pati

      Jan 21

      Yey! Thanks for taking the time to write.

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