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Special Apple Cheesecake


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Serves 10-12 | Prep Time 10-20 minutes | Cook Time 50-55 minutes

Ingredients

Crust: 1 and one half cups graham cracker crumbs (about 20 crackers)
one-third cup melted butter
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
one-fourth teaspoon cinnamon
one-fourth teaspoon nutmeg
one-fourth teaspoon allspice

4 Tablespoons butter
6 firm baking apples, peeled, cored and cut into thick slices
3 tablespoons sugar
one-fourth teaspoon cinnamon
one-fourth teaspoon nutmeg
one-fourth teaspoon allspice

2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
one half cup of sugar
4 eggs
one half teaspoon vanilla
grated rind of half a lemon


Mix together first 7 ingredients, and press into a 9 inch springform pan. Melt butter in a large heavy saucepan. Add apples, sugar and spices and saute over low heat until apples start to brown (about 20 minutes). Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Beat cream cheese with next 4 ingredients. Pile apples into crust and cover with cheese mixture. Bake 50 to 55 minutes. Turn off oven, open door and leave cake in oven for 45 minutes. Remove, and chill. Garnish serving plate with bunches of green and/or red seedless grapes.


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