Apple Walnut Cheesecake

Apple Walnut Cheesecake

Serves 10 to 12

Try this autumn cheesecake for your next dinner party. The apple and walnut topping adds a sophisticated touch to every creamy bite!

Ingredients: 
  • Crust
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • Filling
  • 1 1/2 pound cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Apple Topping
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
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Method: 

Preheat oven to 350°F.

First, make the crust. In a large bowl, toss together graham cracker crumbs, walnuts, brown sugar and cinnamon. Add the butter and stir until well blended. Sprinkle evenly in the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan, then press to cover bottom and extend slightly up the sides. Bake for 10 minutes, then let cool.

For the filling, beat cream cheese and 3/4 cup sugar in a large mixing bowl at medium speed until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, blending well after each addition. Blend in vanilla and pour into prepared crust.

For the apple topping, stir together 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Toss the cinnamon-sugar with the apples and coat evenly. Carefully spoon apple mixture over filling and sprinkle with walnuts.

Bake in preheated oven for one hour. Turn off oven and let cheesecake sit in hot oven for 10 minutes longer. Remove and cool slightly. Loosen cake from the rim and remove outside ring. Chill completely before serving.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:450 calories (290 from fat), 32g total fat, 16g saturated fat, 145mg cholesterol, 240mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 29g sugar), 9g protein
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