Praline apple cheesecake
Ingredients Lbs. / Ozs. Method
Graham cracker crumbs 7 1/2 oz.
Butter, melted 4 oz.
Neufchatel cheese, softened 1 lb. 8 oz.
Reduced fat sour cream 8 oz.
Sugar 6 oz.
Eggs 5 oz.
Combine. Mix at 1 st speed of 3-speed mixer until smooth.
Cinnamon 1 oz.
Sugar 1 oz.
Nutmeg 1/2 oz.
Cornstarch 3/4 oz.
Granny Smith apples 1 lb. 4 oz.
Core, peel and slice thinly. Toss in spice mixture; fold into cheese mixture.
Caramel topping 12 oz.
Chopped pecans 4 oz.
Press graham cracker crumb mixture into bottom and sides of 1 O-in. springform pan. Bake at 375·F for 5 minutes. Pour half of batter into pre-baked crust. Pour 6 ozs. caramel over filling in zig-zag fashion. Top with remaining batter. Bake at 350·F until center is set, about 1 hour. Cool at least 1 hour. Top with remaining caramel and sprinkle with pecans.Yields one 10-in cheesecake or 12-16 slices.