Sunday, November 27, 2011

apple cheesecake

here is the recipe for the apple cheesecake that i made for thanksgiving...this is blake's favorite dessert!

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup melted butter

2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
4 cups thinly sliced peeled apples
1/4 cup chopped pecans

mix crumbs, pecans, sugar, cinnamon and butter; press into bottom of 9 inch springform pan.  bake at 325 for 10 minutes.  mix cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with mixer on medium speed until well blended.  add eggs, mixing on low speed just until blended.  pour over crust.  mix sugar and cinnamon; toss with apples.  arrange apple mixture over the cream cheese layer; sprinkle with pecans.  bake at 325 for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

busy baking

we're busy getting ready for thanksgiving around here!  pumpkin pies, pecan tassies, pretzel surprise, apple cheesecake, mini apple pies, cranberry sauce, and german chocolate whoopie pies...of course macie and i have been taste testing as we go!

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