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Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake

 Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake
An attractive topping of cinnamon-spiced apple slices and a homemade oat-and-walnut crust make this creamy dessert a definite show stopper. —Emily Ann Young, Kenai, Alaska
12 ServingsPrep: 40 min. Bake: 40 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • FILLING:
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup thawed apple juice concentrate
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup thawed apple juice concentrate

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Gradually add flour, oats, walnuts and cinnamon until well blended.
  • Press onto the bottom and 1-1/2 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in.
  • springform pan. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 325° for 10
  • minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in milk and

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Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • apple juice concentrate until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed
  • just until combined (batter will be thin). Pour into crust. Return
  • pan to baking sheet.
  • Bake at 325° for 40-45 minutes or until center is almost set.
  • Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around
  • edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.
  • In a large skillet, cook and stir apples in butter over medium heat
  • until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Cool to room temperature.
  • Arrange over cheesecake.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the cornstarch, cinnamon and juice
  • concentrate until smooth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and
  • stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Immediately brush over apples.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour or until chilled. Refrigerate leftovers.
  • Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 384 calories, 21 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 108 mg cholesterol, 207 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.