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    Apple Cheesecake

    Source of Recipe

    Food Mixes and Do Ahead Meals

    List of Ingredients

    1/3 cup sugar
    1/3 cup margarine or butter
    1 tablespoon shortening
    1/4 teaspoon vanilla
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    4 cups peeled -- cored, and sliced cooking apples
    (such as Granny Smith or Golden Delicious)
    2 packages cream cheese -- (8 ounce) softened
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    2 eggs
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/4 cup sliced almonds
    1/3 cup sugar


    1 In a medium mixing bowl beat the 1/3 cup sugar --
    margarine or butter, shortening, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla on medium
    speed of an electric mixer until combined. Blend in flour and salt
    until crumbly. Pat onto the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.
    2 Place apple slices in a single layer in a
    shallow baking pan. Cover with foil. Bake in a 400 degree F oven for
    15 minutes.
    3 Meanwhile -- for filling, in a large mixing
    bowl beat the cream cheese, the 1/2 cup sugar, and the 1/2 teaspoon
    vanilla with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add the eggs, beating on
    low speed just until combined. Pour into dough-lined pan. Arrange warm
    apple slices
    atop filling. Combine the 1/3 cup sugar and
    the cinnamon. Sprinkle filling with sugar mixture and the almonds.
    Bake in a 400 degree F oven for 40 minutes or until golden and filling
    is set; cool. Remove sides and place cheesecake on a serving plate.
    Cover; chill 4 to 24 hours before serving.
    Makes 12 servings.




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