Bacon Bourbon Caramel Cheesecake

Servings: 8-12

Time: 2 hours 20 minutes



  • 1½ C Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 8 T Butter, melted
  • ⅓ C Granulated Sugar


  • 40 oz Cream Cheese
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1½ C Granulated Sugar
  • 1 ½ T Bourbon 


  • Bacon, cooked to crispy and chopped
  • Caramel Sauce
    • Put ¼ C Bourbon in a saucepan on medium-high heat until reduced to half.
    • Add 16 oz Bottle of Ghiradelli Premium Sea Salt Caramel Sauce.
    • Mix thoroughly.



  • Blend graham crackers and sugar in a food processor into fine crumbs. 
  • Gradually pour melted butter into the mixture.
  • Press into the bottom and slightly up the sides of a 10″ springform pan.


  • Preheat the oven to 300ºF. 
  • Put a 9 x 13 pan of water on the bottom shelf of the oven.
  • Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  • Add eggs, one at a time. 
  • Add Bourbon.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Bake for 2 to 2.5 hours until lightly browned.


  • Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate overnight. 
  • Drizzle with Bourbon Caramel Sauce.
  • Sprinkle Top with Crispy Bacon.
  • Enjoy!

Go Rogue by adding Toasted Almonds to the Bourbon Caramel Sauce and sprinkle on top of the finished cheesecake.

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Check out the published recipe in Lost on the Lake Magazine.