Caramel Apple Cheesecake
 
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • Bottom crust:
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ cup finely chopped pecans
  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ⅓ c melted unsalted butter
  • Cheese cake filling
  • 2 packages cream cheese ( softened)
  • ½ c white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp almond extract (optional)
  • Topping:
  • 4 cups peeled and thinly sliced apples
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ c chopped pecans
  • ¼ c Smuckers hot caramel topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl mix all ingredients for the crust adding the medled butter last. Then press into the bottom of a 9" springform pan (or just a regular pie pan works as well.)
  2. Then in a separate bowl mix softened cream cheese and sugar until creamed well. Then add the eggs one by one (mixing in between) and lastly add the vanilla and almond extract. Pour and spread cream cheese mixture evenly over crust
  3. In another smaller bowl mix sugar and cinnamon for the topping. Then toss the thinly slices and peeled apples into the mixture as well as ¼ cup caramel topping ( warmed in the microwave). Spread mixture over the top of the cream cheese filling and sprinkle an additional ¼ cup of chopped pecans on top.
  4. Bake in pre-heated oven of 60-70 minutes and then allow to chill in the refrigerator for a couple hours. When ready to serve, heat the hot caramel topping in the microwave and then drizzle desired amount over the top of the chilled cheesecake.
Recipe by Sugar n' Spice Gals at http://sugar-n-spicegals.com/2013/10/caramel-apple-cheesecake.html