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Dutch Apple Brandy Cheesecake

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By kc10
Member since 2006

Serves 16 | Prep Time | Cook Time


Cinnamon Crust:
1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup ground walnut or pecans
1/3 cup margarine or butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 pkg. (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons apple brandy
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 eggs
1 cup chunk style apple sauce
1/4 cup whipping cream
Crumb Topping:
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup margarine or butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Prepare Crust: Combine all ingredients and press on bottom and 1-1/2" up sides of 10" springform pan. Bake in a 350ºF oven about 10 minutes or until golden. Cool.

Filling: Beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add sugar, beating well. Add brandy, cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg. Blend well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until combined. Stir in applesauce and cream. Pour into cooled crust. Bake at 350ºF for 50 minutes or until center appears nearly set.

Mean while, prepare Crumb Topping: Combine all ingredients and mix until crumbly. Sprinkle over cake. Bake for 10 minutes more or until cake is just set. Cool for 5 minutes on wire rack. Loosen sides of cake. Cool for 30 minutes. Remove sides of pan. Cover and chill well.

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