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Apple-of-Your-Eye Cheesecake Recipe

Apple-of-Your-Eye Cheesecake Recipe

My most-often-requested dessert, this exquisite cheesecake with apples, caramel and pecans wins me more compliments than anything else I make. My husband's co-workers say it's too pretty to cut...but agree it's well worth it to do so. -Debbie Wilson, Sellersburg, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 55 min. + chilling YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
  • FILLING:
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • TOPPING:
  • 2-1/2 cups chopped peeled apples
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping, divided
  • Sweetened whipped cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans

Directions

  • 1. Combine the first five ingredients; press onto the bottom of a lightly greased 9-in. springform pan. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes; cool.
  • 2. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low just until combined. Stir in vanilla. Pour over crust. Toss apples with lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon; spoon over filling. Bake at 350° for 55-60 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. Drizzle with 4 tablespoons caramel topping. Cool for 1 hour. Chill overnight. Remove sides of pan. Just before serving, garnish with whipped cream. Drizzle with remaining caramel; sprinkle with pecans. Store in refrigerator. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 282 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 189mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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nanagreen
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2016

"I've made many, many cheesecakes for my grown kids and their families, but they claim this is the best one ever, ever! I must admit it's amazingly yummy and I will make it again, and again."

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Brenda MH
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2015

"I'm not a huge cheesecake fan, but this one is superb. An absolutely lovely dessert."

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HSArnot
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2015

"Delicious!"

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Raederle
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2014

"This is one of the best cheesecakes I've ever eaten! I love the apple topping, and the fact that it is not too rich or sweet. This is definitely tops!"

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evanblove
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2014

"This receipe started our love of making cheesecakes. I won a baking contest at church with this recipe. It was fun watching the judges asking for seconds!"

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TWeddle
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

"Another keeper! I make this recipe for many occasions, my son asks for this in lieu of a traditional birthday cake. Additionally, I will have to say, when I make this for our church action every fall it brings in the highest bid almost every year!"

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terik82
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2012

"AWESOME!!!!"

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bluetigereyes2
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2012

"This is one of the best and easiest cheesecake recipes. I make this when I need to take an impressive dessert to a get together. Its always a hit"

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Ruby Irene
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

"Apple and Caramel pair together beautifully."

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cleaninggirl4u
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2011

"One of my favorite cheesecake recipes! the pecan crust is especially good!"

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