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Cheesecake ( Olive Garden Apple Praline ) Recipe


1 c Graham cracker crumbs
2 tb Sugar
2 tb Butter
Apple mix
1/4 c Butter
1/2 c Light brown sugar
2 lb Red delicious apples; peel
-- cored, dice 1/2" pcs
1 ts Cinnamon
1/2 ts Nutmeg
1/2 ts Allspice
Praline topping
1 1/2 c Dark brown sugar
1/2 c Butter; soft
1 c Pecan pieces
Apple cheesecake
16 oz Cream cheese; soft
1/2 c Granulated sugar
3 lg Eggs
1 c Heavy whipping cream

CRUST-Melt butter. Stir in the crumbs and sugar until thoroughly
blended. Press into the bottom of a 9" springform pan. Set aside.

APPLE MIX-In a Dutch oven, melt butter over low heat, add brown sugar,
apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Simmer over low heat until
apples are soft, but still hold their shape.

Cool mixture to room temperature and reserve.

TOPPING-In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together with a fork
until well incorporated. Reserve.

CHEESECAKE-In a large bowl with an electric mixer cream together
sugar and cream cheese on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat
in the eggs one at a time until smooth. Add the cream and continue
beating until the mixture is thick and creamy. Gently stir in the
cooled apple mix by hand. Pour into the prepared spring form pan.
Spread praline topping over the top.

Bake at 350~ for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Allow to cool to room
temperature before removing the sides of the pan. Refrigerate until
ready to serve. Garnish with whipped cream.