Apple Cardamom Cheesecake

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Chef mariajane

This is a spectacular cheesecake with a hidden surprise of glazed apples accented with cardamom. So very tasty!!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F
  2. CRUST: Mix all ingredients in medium bowl. Press firmly onto bottom and 1-inch up sides of 9-inch springform pan; set aside.
  3. GLAZED APPLES: Cut apples into thin slices (about 1/4-inch thick). Add remaining ingredients to apples in large skillet. Cook on medium heat 5-10 minutes or until apples begin to caramelize, turning frequently. Arrange apples on bottom of crust.
  4. FILLING: Beat cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar, vanilla and lemon peel. Add eggs, one at a time, beating on low speed after each addition just until blended. Spoon evenly over apples.
  5. Bake 60-70 minutes or until center is almost set. Turn oven off and allow cheesecake to cool in oven 1 hour with door slightly ajar. Run small knife or metal spatula around rim of pan or loosen cheesecake. Cool in pan on wire rack. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

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