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       Title: Olive Garden Apple Praline Cheesecake
  Categories: Cheesecakes, Copycat, Dairy
       Yield: 12 servings
  
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            Crust
       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
       1 ts 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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