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Bavarian Apple Cheesecake

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By kc10
Member since 2006

Serves 12 | Prep Time | Cook Time


1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter
1 tablespoon solid shortening
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 cups peeled, cored, sliced cooking apple
2 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup sliced almonds

In a medium mixer bowl, beat the first 1/3 cup sugar, butter, shortening, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla on medium speed. Blend in flour and salt till crumbly. Pat onto the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside. Place apple slices in a single layer on a shallow baking pan. Cover with foil. Bake in a 400ºF oven for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, for filling, in a large mixer bowl beat the cream cheese, the 1/2 cup sugar, and the 1/2 teaspoon vanilla until fluffy. Add the eggs all at once, beating on low speed just till combined. Pour into dough-lined pan. Arrange warm apple slices atop filling. Combine the remaining 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle filling with sugar mixture and the almonds. Bake in a 400ºF oven for 40 minutes or

till golden. Cool. Remove sides, place on serving plate, cover and chill 4-24 hours.

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