APPLE CARDAMOM CHEESECAKE

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

Thought this sounded intriguing so I just had to pinch it from Kroger's recipe website, and the photo as well. I can't wait to try it! As long as my delivery company keeps me in apples, it should be no problem.


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Serves:

12

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 10 Min

Ingredients

CRUST:

1 1/2 c
graham cracker crumbs
1/3 c
butter, melted
1/4 c
sugar
3/4 tsp
ground cardamom

GLAZED APPLES:

4 medium
apples, peeled and cored
1/2 stick
butter
1/4 c
sugar
3/4 tsp
ground cardamom

FILLING:

2 pkg
(8 oz.ea.) cream cheese, softened
2/3 c
sugar
2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
grated lemon peel
4
eggs

Directions Step-By-Step

1
For the crust: Mix all the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Press firmly onto the bottom and 1 inch up the side of a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.
2
For the glazed apples: Cut the apples into thin slices (about 1/4 inch thick). Add remaining ingredients to apples in a large skillet. Cook on medium heat 5 to 10 minutes or until apples begin to caramelize, turning frequently. Arrange apples atop the crust.
3
For the filling: In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar, vanilla and lemon peel. Add eggs, one at a time, beating on low speed after each one, just until blended. Spoon evenly over apples.
4
Bake in a preheated 325-degree oven for 60 to 70 minutes or until center is almost set. Turn oven off and allow cheesecake to cool in oven 1 hour with door slightly ajar. Run small knife around rim of pan to loosen cheesecake. Cool in pan on wire rack.
5
Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Store any leftovers in refrigerator.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #creamy, #SMOOTH, #rich, #citrusy