Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Apple Pecan Cheesecake

Apple Pecan Cheesecake – A Great-Tasting Dessert!

Apple Pecan Cheesecake

Ingredients

Crust:

1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted

Apple Topping:

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash ground nutmeg
6 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and thinly sliced
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Filling:

3 – 8 oz pkgs cream cheese, softened
3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1-1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

~Combine crust ingredients. Press into bottom and 1-1/2-in. up sides of a 9-in. springform pan. Refrigerate.

~For topping: place sugar, lemon juice, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg in Dutch oven. Mix well. Add apples. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 15 minutes. Gently stir as needed. Remove from heat. Carefully stir in pecans. Cool to room temperature. Set aside 3 tablespoons of topping. Refrigerate the rest until serving time.

~Preheat oven at 350°.

~For filling: combine cream cheese, eggs, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. Mix until well blended. Pour filling into crust. Bake for 50 minutes.

~Turn oven off, but leave cheesecake in oven with door ajar for another 1 hour. Cool to room temperature.

~Chill at least 4 hours.

~Just before serving, top with Apple Topping.


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