October 22, 2003

Caramel Apple Cheesecake

I made this once for Thanksgiving, and ever since I have been asked to make it for every Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner as well as non-holiday get-togethers.

1 can (21 ounces) Comstock or Wilderness More Fruit Apple Fruit Filling
1 10-inch graham cracker crust
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/4 cup caramel topping
12 half pecans
2 Tbsp chopped pecans

1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. Reserve 3/4 cup apple fruit filling and spoon the remainder into the bottom of the crust. Level. (Tip for presentation: Instead of 3/4 cup, reserve 12 nice apple slices but no other "pieces"...and a spoonful or two of sauce.)
3. In medium mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
4. Add eggs; mix well.
5. Pour over apple filling.
6. Bake for 50 minutes or until center is set.
7. Cool to room temperature.
8. In small saucepan, heat together reserved apple fruit filling and caramel topping over low heat, stirring gently.
9. Spoon caramel sauce into center of cheesecake and spread evenly over top. (Tip for presentation: If you reserved the 12 slices, put those evenly spaced around the edge before spooning the rest of the caramel mixture onto cheesecake.)
10. Decorate with pecan halves around edge of pie and sprinkle center with chopped pecans.
11. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Posted by Jennifer at October 22, 2003 02:27 AM | TrackBack

Yum! Thanks!

Posted by: Susie at October 22, 2003 07:42 AM

I'm disappointed by the lack of drooling in the comments to this post.

Posted by: Jennifer at October 23, 2003 12:38 AM

Wow!! *drool drool*

With all these cheesecake recipes floating around Munuvia we should get together in Capital City and have a Cheesecake Festival!!

Posted by: Tuning Spork at October 23, 2003 01:49 AM

I can always count on you, Bob. You're my only friend.

Posted by: Jennifer at October 23, 2003 09:27 PM

Obligatory drooling to follow.
Thanks for this. Looks so good that I'll have to post my pumpkin cheesecake recipe. Before or after making the above creation is still yet to be determined.

Posted by: physics geek at October 28, 2003 01:05 AM
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