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Spiced Apple Cheesecake

 Spiced Apple Cheesecake
When you live in apple country, you get the privilege of selecting the apples and recipes you want for year-round enjoyment. Granny Smith apples are tart and crisp. Combined with cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg, they make a delightful topping for a cheesecake of the Pacific Northwest. —Grace Hughes, Oroville, Washington
12 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 1 hour + chilling


  • 1-2/3 cups crushed gingersnap cookies (about 45 cookies)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 cups chopped peeled tart apples
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Red Hots candies
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch


  • In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter. Press onto the
  • bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Place pan on a baking
  • sheet. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the milk,
  • flour and vanilla. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined.
  • Pour over crust. In a large bowl, combine the apples, sugar,

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Spiced Apple Cheesecake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • cinnamon and nutmeg; spoon over cream cheese mixture. Return pan to
  • baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until center is almost set.
  • Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Loosen edges of cheesecake from
  • pan with a knife. Cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.
  • In a small saucepan, combine sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil; cook
  • and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened; cool completely.
  • Remove rim from pan. Drizzle sauce over cheesecake. Yield: 12
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 540 calories, 31 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 154 mg cholesterol, 432 mg sodium, 57 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 11 g protein.