Apple Pie Cheesecake in a Ginger Crust

Crust Ingredients:
  • 10 oz. dry gingersnap cookies
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
Filling Ingredients:
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
  • 3 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 16 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 - 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg, freshly grated
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Preparation:

For the crust: Pulse cookies, sugar and melted butter in a food processor to a uniform, mealy consistency. Press into a lightly greased 9-inch springform pan. Chill while making the filling.

Filling: Preheat oven to 325° F.

Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, add the butter, apples and raisins. Stir frequently for 10 minutes.

In a food processor, purée the cream cheese, eggs, milk, sugar and spices. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add the cooked apples. Stir to combine.

Pour the filling into the crust and bake until the center of the cheesecake registers 150° F on an instant-read thermometer, about 40 to 45 minutes.

Cool on a rack for 1 hour before releasing the pan's spring and removing the collar. Cool another hour, then transfer to a serving plate.

Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Servings: 10 to 12
Source:
Submitted by: Recipe Group Member
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