Hostess Gift Idea: Autumn Cheesecake

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      This is a delicious Hostess Gift during thanksgiving….

      Autumn Cheesecake

      1 cup graham cracker crumbs
      1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
      3 tablespoons white sugar
      1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
      1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

      2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
      1/2 cup white sugar
      2 eggs
      1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
      4 cups apples – peeled, cored and thinly sliced
      1/3 cup white sugar
      1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
      1/4 cup chopped pecans

      Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and melted butter; press into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar. Mix at medium speed until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Blend in vanilla; pour filling into the baked crust. In a small bowl, stir together 1/3 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Toss the cinnamon-sugar with the apples to coat. Spoon apple mixture over cream cheese layer and sprinkle with 1/4 cup chopped pecans. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 70 minutes. With a knife, loosen cake from rim of pan. Let cool, then remove the rim of pan. Chill cake before serving.

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Budget101 Discussion List Archives Budget101 Discussion List Hostess Gift Idea: Autumn Cheesecake