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
Yield:1 - 9 inch springform 





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 spring form pan. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.


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.


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.


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 Info: 

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