Habanero Roasted Nuts

Ingredients Weight Measure
Butter, melted 4 oz. 1/2 cup
Brown sugar 3 oz. 1/2 cup
TABASCO® brand Habanero Sauce 2 tsp.
Walnut halves 3 oz. 1/2 cup
Pecan halves 3 oz. 1/2 cup
Almond halves 3 oz. 1/2 cup


Ingredients Weight Measure
Cream cheese 16 oz.
Sugar 6 oz. 3/4 cup
Egg yolks 6 ea.
Sour cream 16 oz. 1-1/2 cups
Vanilla 1 Tbsp.
Habanero Roasted Nuts, chopped (recipe above) 1-1/2 cups
Habanero Roasted Nuts, finely ground 1 cup


  1. To make the Habanero Roasted Nuts, combine melted butter, brown sugar, TABASCO® Habanero Sauce and nuts, mixing well to coat nuts. Spread nuts evenly on bottom and halfway up the sides of a well-greased 12" springform pan. Place crust in cooler until ready to fill.
  2. To make Cheesecake, whip cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Mix in eggs yolks one at a time until smooth.
  3. Stir together sour cream and vanilla.
  4. Combine cream cheese and sour cream mixtures, and blend well. Place mixture into crust.
  5. Place cake in a water bath and bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 2 hours. Remove cake from water bath and continue baking for 30 minutes. Allow cake to cool completely before removing from springform pan.

Yield: 1 cheesecake