Apple Pie Cheesecake With Warm Caramel Sauce

recipe
Just like eating a caramel apple . . . gourmet style.

Yield:

Makes 16 servings

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 32 Minutes
Cook: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes
Other: 8 Hours

Ingredients

18 honey graham cracker sheets
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, melted
3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 large eggs
1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (21-ounce) can apple pie filling
1/2 cup raisins

Preparation

Process graham crackers, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a food processor until finely ground. Add butter; pulse 4 or 5 times or until blended. Press mixture into bottom and 1 inch up sides of a 10-inch springform pan; set aside.

Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Combine 1 cup sugar, 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add to cream cheese, beating just until blended.

Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Add sour cream and vanilla, beating just until blended. Pour half of batter into prepared crust.

Combine apple pie filling and raisins in a medium bowl; spoon evenly over cheesecake layer. Pour remaining half of cheesecake batter over fruit layer.

Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until almost set. Remove from oven; run a knife around edge of pan, and release sides. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cover and chill 8 hours. Serve with warm Caramel Sauce. Store in refrigerator.

Note:

Sheryl Hall, Marriottsville, Maryland,

Southern Living Cook-Off Cookbook,

Oxmoor House

July 2004
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