1 1/2 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
1 1/2 cups plus 2 Tbs packed brown sugar, divided
4 pkg (8oz each) Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sour cream
4 eggs
4 cups chopped, peeled apples (about 3)
3/4 cups chopped pecans
1 tsp cinnamon

Heat oven to 325. Line 13x9 pan with foil. Mix crumbs, butter & 2 Tbs sugar; press onto bottom of pan. Bake 10 minutes.

Beat cream cheese, 1 cup sugar & vanilla with mixer until blended. Add sour cream; blend. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.


Mix remaining 1/2 sugar, apples, pecans & cinnamon; spoon over batter.

Bake 1 hour to 1 hour & 5 minutes. Cool. Refrigerate 4 hours. Use foil to lift cheesecake from pan before cutting to serve.

Makes 16 servings.