New England Apple Cheesecake

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READY IN: 3hrs 25mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

In' Cheesecake Extraordinaire'

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. The crust-in a medium bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, and cinnamon.
  2. Add egg and butter; beat with an electric mixer until well combined.
  3. Stir in cheddar cheese and walnuts.
  4. With generously greased fingers, press the dough evenly onto the bottom of a greased 9-inch springform pan.
  5. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned; remove from oven and set aside.
  6. The filling-in a large bowl combine cream cheese, brown sugar, and cornstarch.
  7. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
  8. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  9. Beat in the applesauce, apple juice concentrate, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, and cloves.
  10. Stir in the cheese and walnuts.
  11. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the crust.
  12. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
  13. Lower the temperature to 200° and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until the center no longer looks wet or shiny.
  14. Remove the cake from the oven and run a knife around the inside edge of the pan.
  15. Turn the oven off; return the cake to the oven for an additional 1 hour.
  16. Chill, uncovered, overnight.
  17. The topping-in a small saucepan stir together the apple juice concentrate, brown sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon.
  18. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir 2 minutes more.
  19. Stir in port; pour over cheesecake.
  20. Sprinkle with walnuts.
  21. Chill until serving time.

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