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4.75 from 4 votes

Apple Pecan Cheesecake

Adapted from All Recipes
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup crushed graham crackers
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted

Cheesecake

  • 16 ounces of cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Apple Topping

  • 4 cups apples peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Use a rolling pin to crush graham crackers and pecans
  • Melt butter
  • In a large bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and melted butter
  • Press crust mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan and bake for 10 minutes
  • In a stand mixer, combine cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar and mix at medium speed until smooth
  • Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition and blend in vanilla
  • Pour cream cheese filling into the baked crust
  • In a small bowl, stir together 1/3 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Coat apples with cinnamon-sugar mixture
  • Spoon apple mixture over cream cheese layer and sprinkle with 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes
  • With a knife, loosen cake from rim of pan
  • Let cool, then remove the rim of pan
  • Chill cake for at least 4 hours or overnight before serving