Combine the classic flavors of apple and pecan pies with a luscious cheese cake to make our scrumptious Apple-Pecan Cheesecake. Complete with notes of sweetness from brown sugar and the pleasing scent of cinnamon, you'll be hard-pressed to not fall for our Apple-Pecan Cheesecake.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 16 servings
1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
4 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar, divided
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, chopped
3/4 cup chopped PLANTERS Pecans
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 325°F.
Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Mix graham crumbs, butter and 2 Tbsp. sugar; press onto bottom of prepared pan.
Beat cream cheese, 1 cup brown sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add sour cream; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust. Combine apples, nuts, cinnamon and remaining sugar; spoon over cream cheese batter.
Bake 55 min. or until center is almost set. Cool completely. Refrigerate 4 hours. Use foil handles to lift cheesecake from pan before cutting to serve.
Save 50 calories and 7g of fat, including 4 g sat fat by preparing with PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, and BREAKSTONE'S Reduced Fat or KNUDSEN Light Sour Cream.
For an extra-special touch, drizzle caramel ice cream topping over each piece of cheesecake just before serving.
Best of Season
Prepare the apple topping using any of the many varieties of cooking apples that are available, such as Jonathan, Granny Smith, Rome, Empire or Cortland.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g
Saturated Fat 16g
Trans Fat 1g
Total Carbohydrates 35g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.