Apple Normandy Cheesecake
3 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup melted butter
4 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/2 cup sifted all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons Applejack brandy
2 Golden Delicious apples
In a medium bowl, mix the graham cracker crumbs and butter to moisten. Pack the crumbs on the bottom of and 3/4 the way up the sides of 10-inch springform pan, and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer at medium speed until well mixed. Add the eggs, one at a time, until batter consistency; then add remaining ingredients, mixing slowly. Pour into the prepared pan. Place the springform pan in a shallow pan of water. Bake in a 300ºF oven for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Peel and core apples, and slice into half moons. Fan out on top of the cheesecake. Bake additional 20 to 30 minutes or until center is set. Chill overnight.