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Autumn Apple Cheesecake

For the best taste, let the flavors develop by covering and chilling the cheesecake at least 4 hours before serving. A sprig of white currants adds a festive touch.

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For the best taste, let the flavors develop by covering and chilling the cheesecake at least 4 hours before serving. A sprig of white currants adds a festive touch.

Servings
SERVING

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 3 Tbs. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted

Filling

  • 16 oz. low-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs

Topping

  • 4 cups peeled and thinly sliced Jonathan or Granny Smith apples
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Confectioners’ sugar for dusting

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Spray 8-inch springform baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. To make Crust: Mix all ingredients in bowl, and press onto bottom of pan. Bake 10 minutes, remove from oven and let cool. Leave oven on.
  3. To make Filling: Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla on medium speed until well blended. Blend in eggs one at a time. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with rubber spatula, and pour mixture over crust.
  4. To make Topping: Put sliced apples in bowl, and toss with cinnamon and sugar. Spoon apple mixture over filling, and sprinkle top with pecans.
  5. Bake 1 1/4 hours, or until center is set. Let cheesecake cool before removing it from springform pan.
  6. Transfer cheesecake to serving plate. Dust top lightly with confectioners’ sugar before serving.

See also Autumn-Inspired Spiced Cider

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size Serves 12
  • Calories 320
  • Carbohydrate Content 32 g
  • Cholesterol Content 60 mg
  • Fat Content 19 g
  • Fiber Content 2 g
  • Protein Content 7 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 7 g
  • Sodium Content 170 mg
  • Sugar Content 24 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g