Autumn Cheesecake
  • Crust:
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped (any nuts will work)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • Filling:
  • 2 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups apples, peeled and cored, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  1. Combine crust ingredients. Lightly spray 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray. Spread crust mixture into pan and pat lightly. Bake at 350ºF for 10 minutes.
  2. In 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 over baked crust.
  3. In a small bowl stir apples, 1/3 cup sugar, and cinnamon. Toss to coat. Spoon apple mixture over cream cheese layer and sprinkle with pecans. Bake at 350ºF for 60-70 minutes.
  4. With a knife, loosen cake from rim of pan. Let cheesecake cool completely on wire rack. Remove rim of pan and chill cake before serving.