Candied baconchopped (see Savory Experiments for the recipe)
Heat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium mixing bowl, mix Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle ™ crumbs, 1 tablespoon sugar and melted butter. Mix until all crumbs are moistened. Coat 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray. Press Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle ™ into the bottom of the pan, pressing down hard with the back of a spoon. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove and reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees.
Beat cream cheese in large bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment until smooth, at least 2-3 minutes. Add dark brown sugar, flour, and salt, continue to blend until combined. Add 1 cup maple syrup, sour cream and vanilla, continue to blend. Add eggs and blend until fully combined and smooth, approximately 3-4 minutes, be patient!
Pour cream cheese mixture over Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle ™ crust. Tap on your countertop for at least 1 minute to pull out any tiny air bubbles.
Place springform pan into a high rimmed baking sheet or the bottom of a broiler pan. Fill containing pan 1/2 way with water. Cooking in a water bath will keep your cheesecake smooth, allow to bake flat and prevent cracking.
Bake cheesecake for 80-90 minutes, or until the center has set and edges are a light brown. If edges start to brown before enter is set (not jiggly), loosely cover with a sheet of aluminum foil.
Remove and allow to fully cool. While still in springform pan, refrigerate for a minimum of 12 hours, but preferably overnight.
Carefully remove from springform pan to serving dish. Before serving, drizzle with additional maple syrup and top with chopped Candied Bacon. Enjoy!
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