Autumn Cheesecake This is a delicious Apple Cheesecake that I usually make in the fall.

prep: 30 mins cook: 1 hr 10 mins additional: 2 hrs 20 mins total: 3 hrs 60 mins Servings: 12 Yield: 1 – 9 inch springform

Ingredients

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ cup finely chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups apples – peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans

Directions

    Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a large bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and melted butter; press into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.

    Step 2

    In a large bowl, combine cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar. Mix at medium speed until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Blend in vanilla; pour filling into the baked crust.

    Step 3

    In a small bowl, stir together 1/3 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Toss the cinnamon-sugar with the apples to coat. Spoon apple mixture over cream cheese layer and sprinkle with 1/4 cup chopped pecans.

    Step 4

    Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 70 minutes. With a knife, loosen cake from rim of pan. Let cool, then remove the rim of pan. Chill cake before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 341 calories; protein 5.1g; carbohydrates 30.3g; fat 23.4g; cholesterol 82.2mg; sodium 165.5mg.

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