Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Creamy Cheesecake with Apples & Pecans

Prep time : ...15 minutes ...Total time: ... 4 hours (includes refrigerating) Makes 16 serving ( piece each)

1-1/2                 cups Honey Maid Graham Cracker Crumbs
1/4                    cup butter , melted
2                       tablespoons brown sugar
4                       package (8 ounce each) Philadelphia Cream Cheese , softened
1-1/2                cups firmly packed brown sugar , divided
1                      teaspoon vanilla
1                      cup Breakstone's or Knudsen Sour Cream ( sour  cream of  your  choice)
4                      eggs
4                      cups chopped peeled apples (about 3 medium)
3/4                   cup Planters Chopped pecans
1                      teaspoon ground cinnamon

1) Preheat oven to 325*F . Line 13x9-inch pan with foil , with ends of foil extending over sides of pan . Mix crumbs , butter and 2 tablespoons brown sugar ; press firmly into bottom  of pan .

2) Beat cream cheese , 1 cup of brown sugar and the vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended . Add sour cream ; mix well . Add eggs , one at a time , mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended . Pour over crust . Mix remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar , the apples , pecans and cinnamon ; spoon evenly over cheesecake batter .

3) Bake 55 minutes or until center is almost set . Cool . Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight . Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before serving . Lift cheesecake from pan , using foil handles . Cut into 16 pieces . Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator .

Creamy cheesecake , sweet apples , crunchy pecans and the perfect touch of cinnamon . ... Yes , this is heaven .


  1. Replies
    1. Hi Cheah , the taste is terrific , thanks for stopping by :)

  2. Dear Nee, Cheesecake!!! One of my favorites. It certainly looks delicious!
    Blessings dear. xoxo Catherine

    1. Hi Catherine , We love cheesecake in this neck of the woods , I'm always thinking of different ways to fix it . Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Love pecans, love cheesecake. This recipe has my name on it! I hope you made lots -- I'm coming over for a piece. Or two. :-)

    1. Hi John , pecans , cheesecake together , say lets party . I made 3 , come on over , but hurry , it disappears quickly . Thanks for stopping by :)

  4. Dear Nee,
    Just beautiful and so scrumptious! I love cheesecake! With the pecans, apples, and cinnamon it will be even better. Your photo looks so inviting...Thanks for sharing dear friend! Have a great rest of the week...Looks like we may have one more snow storm for the year....hope so!
    Dottie :)

    1. Good evening Dottie ,
      yes , the cinnamon brings I together . Thanks for stopping by . I do so hope this is the last storm before spring Nee :)

  5. Hi Nee,
    Cheesecake! Oh I LOVE it soooooooo....I love the thought of Apple and Pecans on top, Nee. What a wonderful idea. I'll be right behind John so save lots!!!

    Thanks for sharing, Nee...

    P.s. I can't wait to hear how the kids liked their eggs in toast, lol. And you're so right, sweet and sour turkey meatballs are soooooo gooooood! Please tell Baby Boy to pack his backpack! I come from a long line of grape stompers! My father made wine all the time when we were growing up. And, we were always allowed to have some! My favorite way to enjoy wine to this day is with hard peaches soaked in it:)

    1. Good evening Louise ,
      I have to make at least 3 cheesecakes , they go fast , hubby says 16 slices is a joke for one cheesecake , the kids likes for him to slice it , as you can tell , I don't have many leftovers (giggling) .
      Thank you for stopping by .

      PS: Louise , sweetie , the eggs in toast went over so well they love them . Good I made grits .

      They want them tomorrow for breakfast , they want diced bacon or ham in them , hubby say make him two , Baby Boy said I want two mama . I have a muffin pan that hold 12 muffins , they will get their wish .

      Baby Boy said he bet you are Italian , they love making wine .
      We also love hard peaches soaked in the wine . Hubby's aunt always have a small glass of wine after dinner , says it's good for digestion and the heart .
      I told Baby Boy you said to pack his backpack , his younger sister said don't forget your drawers . He said , Jenny , I always wear my drawers . Have a great day , keep warm and safe . Nee :)

  6. This cheesecake looks wonderful, Nee!! Cheesecake is a family favorite...this looks so thick and creamy..and downright heavenly! :D I would SO love a slice of this right now.


    1. Hi Tammy , we also love cheese cake , apples and pecans puts a different twist on it . Wish I could pass you a piece . Thanks for stopping by . :)

  7. Lovely cheesecake! Looks divine! Wish I could grab a slice! :)

    1. Hi Joyce , Wish I could pass you a slice , thanks for stopping by :)

  8. What a nice dessert! I always wanted to try cheesecake with apple :)

    1. Hi Medeja , You can try any firm fruit with cheesecake , delicious . Thanks for stopping by . :)


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