Apple-of-Your-Eye Cheesecake

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”20 min” cook_time=”55 min” serves=”12″ details=”” ] Say “I love you” with this sweet Valentine’s Day recipe. [ingredients-list title=”Ingredients”

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”20 min” cook_time=”55 min” serves=”12″ details=”” ]

Say “I love you” with this sweet Valentine’s Day recipe.

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  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
  • Filling
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

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[ingredients-right]

  • Topping
  • 2-1/2 cups chopped peeled apples
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping, divided
  • Sweetened whipped cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans

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[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it ” time=”1 hour, 15 minutes”]

[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Combine the first five ingredients; press onto the bottom of a lightly greased 9-in. springform pan. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes; cool.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low just until combined. Stir in vanilla. Pour over crust. Toss apples with lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon; spoon over filling. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen. Drizzle with 4 tablespoons caramel topping. Cool for 1 hour. Chill overnight. Remove sides of pan. Just before serving, garnish with whipped cream. Drizzle with remaining caramel; sprinkle with pecans. Store in refrigerator.[/step-item]

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest