Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Apple Pie Cheesecake With Warm Caramel Sauce & glazed pecans


This is a decadant Dessert.. It takes a while to prepare.. but it's worth it..

Have you got a special occasion, like Mother's Day coming up???




Ingredients
18 honey graham cracker sheets

1 tablespoon sugar


1/2 cup butter, melted

3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

1 cup sugar



3 large eggs

1 (8-ounce) container sour cream


1 (21-ounce) can apple pie filling



Directions:

graham crackers, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon .Blend with mixer 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 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 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 and sprinkle with glazed pecans. Store in refrigerator.



Caramel Sauce

Ingredients
1 (14-ounce) package caramels

1 (5-ounce) can evaporated milk


Directions:


Combine caramels and milk in a large saucepan; cook over medium-low heat until caramels are melted and smooth, stirring often.
Tip: Let caramel sauce cool 10 minutes before serving over your cheesecake to prevent melting.
Tip: Don't spoon too much apple filling in one area of your cheesecake batter because it will sink. To spread apple filling evenly over your cheesecake batter, dollop teaspoonfuls randomly over the batter, and then use your fingers to fan out the apples.


To prepare Glazed Pecans:


Preheat oven to 300°F. Line cookie pan with parchment paper or spray pan with vegetable pan spray. In medium bowl, stir together meringue powder, orange juice, granulated sugar and vanilla. Mix in pecans and stir until all pecans are coated well. Spread single-layer onto prepared pan. Bake 25-30 minutes until nuts are golden brown. Cool completely.


Yield
Makes 16 servings


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1 comment:

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