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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheesecakes
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         WALDINE VAN GEFFEN
    1       c            Graham cracker crumbs
    2       tb           Sugar
    2       tb           Butter
                         APPLE MIX
      1/4   c            Butter
      1/2   c            Light brown sugar
    2       lb           Red delicious apples -- peeled
                         Cored, dice 1/2 pcs
    1       t            Cinnamon
      1/2   ts           Nutmeg
      1/2   ts           Allspice
                         PRALINE TOPPING
    1 1/2   c            Dark brown sugar
      1/2   c            Butter -- softened
    1       c            Pecan pieces
                         APPLE CHEESECAKE
   16       oz           Cream cheese -- softened
      1/2   c            Granulated sugar
    3       lg           Eggs
    1       c            Heavy whipping cream
   CRUST-Melt butter. Stir in the crumbs and sugar until
   thoroughly blended. Press into the bottom of a 9
   springform pan. Set aside. APPLE MIX-In a Dutch oven,
   melt butter over low heat, add brown sugar, apples,
   cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Simmer over low heat
   until apples are
   soft, but still hold their shape.
   Cool mixture to room temperature and reserve.
   TOPPING-In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together
   with a fork until well
   incorporated. Reserve.
   CHEESECAKE-In a large bowl with an electric mixer
   cream together sugar and cream cheese on medium speed
   until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at
   a time until smooth. Add the cream and continue
   beating until the mixture is
   thick and creamy. Gently stir in the cooled apple mix
   by hand. Pour into the
   prepared spring form pan. Spread praline topping over
   the top. Bake at 350~ for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Allow
   to cool to room temperature before removing the sides
   of the pan. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Garnish
   with whipped cream. Source: The Olive Garden.
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