Caramel Apple Pecan Cheesecake Recipe

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Caramel Apple Pecan Cheesecake

Carol Hicks

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@chicks7

I do like a variety and going through my cook books (I have several, more than 100) I wanted something different. I saw two cheesecake recipes, liked them both, but didn't want to make two cheesecakes. So, I combined the recipes minus a few ingredients and the end result is a cheesecake that my friends always ask for when we have a get together. You don't want to pre-bake the crust, because if it has to bake longer you take the risk of burning it. I haven't tried this yet but I had considered a caramel drizzle over the top of the cake (I love caramel).


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Serves:

10-12

Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
graham cracker crumbs
1/2 c
finely chopped pecans
3 Tbsp
sugar
1/4 tsp
cinnamon
1/4 c
butter or margarine, melted
2 - 8 oz pkg
philadelphia brand cream cheese, softened
1/2 c
sugar
2
eggs
1/2 tsp
vanilla
4 c
thinly peeled apple slices
1/3 c
sugar
1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1/4 c
chooped pecans
1 - 14oz bag(s)
caramels
1 - 5oz can(s)
evaporated milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2
Stir together crumbs, finely chopped pecans, 3 tblsp sugar, ½ tsp
cinnamon and butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch spring-form pan. Do not bake the crust!
3
Microwave caramels with evaporated milk in microwave safe bowl or pan on high 4-5 minutes or until melted stirring occasionally. Pour into crust, add pecans if desired (chopped or whole however you want them.
4
Beat cream cheese and ½ cup sugar in large mixing bowl at medium speed
with electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs one at a time, mixing
well after each addition. Blend in vanilla; pour over crust.
5
Toss apples with combined 1/3 cup sugar and ½ tsp cinnamon. Spoon
apple mixture over cream cheese layer; sprinkle with chopped pecans. (Do not try to be clever by using pie filling, already tried that it is too heavy and the cake will not rise in the oven.)
6
Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes (longer if the center has not set this is why you do not pre-bake the crust). Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim from pan. Chill up to four hours before serving. Enjoy.
7
NOTE: Use fresh apples with this recipe whatever you like. A friend suggested that I use pie filling instead and the cake did not rise as the pie filling was too much weight. The end results was a flat cheesecake, it tasted good but that was not my idea of a good cheesecake. You will not find this recipe (I don't think) in any books as it is a combination of two recipes minus a few ingredients.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #cheesecake