*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                   APPLE CHEESECAKE (4 hrs to overnight)
 
 Recipe By     : Adeline Piscitelli (Taste of Home Apr/May 96)
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheesecakes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      envelopes     unflavored gelatin
      1/3  cup           cold water
    1 3/4  cups          apple juice
      1/2  cup           sugar
    3                    egg yolks -- beaten
    3      packages      cream cheese -- softened, (8 oz ea)
      1/2  teaspoon      ground cinnamon
      1/4  teaspoon      ground nutmeg
    1      cup           whipping cream -- whipped
                         TOPPING
      1/2  cup           chopped dry roasted peanuts
    2      tablespoons   butter
    1      cup           applesauce
      1/3  cup           packed brown sugar
      1/4  teaspoon      ground cinnamon
                         Additional whipped cream, cinnamon and
                         peanuts, optional
 
 In a small bowl, soften gelatin in water; let stand for 2 minutes. In a
 saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir apple juice, sugar, egg yolks and
 gelatin mixture until gelatin is dissolved. Cool to room temperature. In a
 large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, cinnamon and nutmeg until smooth.
 Gradually beat in gelatin mixture until smooth. Chill until slightly
 thickened, about 20 minutes. Fold in cream. Pour into an ungreased 9 in
 springform pan. Chill 4 hours or overnight. In a saucepan over medium heat,
 brown peanuts in butter for 2 minutes. Add applesauce, brown sugar and
 cinnamon; cook and stir for 5 minutes. Cool. Spread over top of cheesecake.
 If desired, garnish with whipped cream, cinnamon and peanuts.
 
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