Apple Brandy Cheesecake Recipe

Apple Brandy Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients

1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs

1/3 cup ground walnuts

1/3 cup butter, melted

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

FILLING:

3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup chunky applesauce

3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

1/4 cup apple brandy or brandy

3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

3 large eggs, lightly beaten

TOPPING:

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/3 cup butter, melted

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

How to make it

In a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, walnuts, butter and cinnamon. Press onto the bottom and 1-1/2 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in the applesauce, cream, brandy, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour into crust. Return pan to baking sheet. Bake for 35 minutes.

In a small bowl, combine topping ingredients until crumbly. Carefully sprinkle over hot cheesecake. Bake 25-30 minutes longer or until center is just set.

Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.
Yield: 12 servings.