Golden Apple Cheesecake

Golden Apple Cheesecake

Serves 10

Ingredients

Sweet Pastry (recipe follows)
4 cups peeled, cored, and thinly sliced Golden Delicious
apples
1 package (8-ounce) cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 sliced almonds

Sweet Pastry
In medium bowl with electric mixer, beat 6 tablespoons softened butter, 1/3 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/8 teaspoon salt until smooth. Stir in 1cup all-purpose flour until soft dough forms.

Method:
  1. Prepare Sweet Pastry. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Pat pastry into bottom and 1 1/4 inches up sides of lightly greased springform pan. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned; set aside. Reduce oven heat to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place apples in shallow pan, cover with foil, and bake 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat cream cheese with 1/3 cup sugar. Beat in egg, lemon zest, vanilla, and salt until smooth; spoon into partially baked pie shell.
  3. Arrange warm, partially cooked apple slices on top of cream cheese layer. Combine remaining 1/3 cup sugar and the cinnamon; sprinkle over apples. Top with almonds. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until crust is brown and apples are tender. Cool before cutting.
Nutrition information per serving
Protein: 4g; Fat: 17g; Carbohydrate: 41g; Fiber: 2g; Sodium: 185 mg; Cholesterol: 64 mg; Calories: 323.

Thanks to the Washington Apple Website for this recipe.

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