An excellent brunch item!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • To make dough: in a small bowl, combine 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup ground almonds, and 1/4 cup sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Add extract. Shape dough into a ball, gently press dough against the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch springform or cake pan. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

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  • To make filling: in a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, and cream of tartar until smooth. Add egg; beat on low just until combined. Pour over crust.

  • To make topping: in another medium-sized bowl, combine brown sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, and cinnamon. Add apples and stir until coated. Spoon over the filling. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup slivered almonds.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Remove from pan.

Nutrition Facts

465.7 calories; 7.8 g protein; 46.5 g carbohydrates; 84.9 mg cholesterol; 178.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2003
Really tasty but I found the almonds were a little soggy after being refrigerated overnight. Try toasting them just before serving and sprinkling them on top of the cheescake as you serve it up! Read More
(17)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/17/2008
This cheesecake was pretty good! I used some of the helpful hints and made a couple additions to the original recipe. I doubled the crust which has an excellent flavor. I also doubled the cheesecake filling. That was a good because it made it a little thicker. I added a crumble topping and a little bit of almond glaze on top of the apples. I baked it for about 55 mins and it did need to be in the oven a little longer but it was fine to eat. Overall it was very yummy! Read More
(5)
30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2003
Really tasty but I found the almonds were a little soggy after being refrigerated overnight. Try toasting them just before serving and sprinkling them on top of the cheescake as you serve it up! Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2003
Really tasty but I found the almonds were a little soggy after being refrigerated overnight. Try toasting them just before serving and sprinkling them on top of the cheescake as you serve it up! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2003
Very very tasty! I noticed the crust was alittle soggy when it was cooling but once it was refrigerated it hardened up! Will definitly make this more often. I added a strudel topping to give it that extra gourmet look. Read More
(16)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2003
I only had 4ozs of cream cheese so i cut the recipe in half and becuase then it wouldn't fit in a pan i made it into tarts in a cupcake pan. Wow. they came out soooooooo good i loved them and almost cried when i came home to find out my grandma had given the rest away to a friend haha. wonderful recipe. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2009
First as other reviewers have noted the crust and filling need to be doubled. I made the recipe "as written " and can confirm that there isn't enough of either. Despite the filling problem the flavor is exceptional. We used Honeycrisp apples which is astoundingly good. There is one major problem with the way this recipe is written: It's not clear if the apples are added prior to baking and baked as in a pie or added after as a topping like most cheesecake recipes. I didn't bake the apples and the recipe was still great but may have been better had they been baked (though that may have prevented the filling from being baked properly or on-time). With this issue addressed in the directions and with greater volume on the crust and filling this recipe is probably a "5." FOLLOW UP: I made this a second time and increased the filling and crust. I also used the next largest spring-form pan and added one additional apple. With the additional ingredients I had to increase baking time to 50 minutes. My neice said this is in the top five of best foods SHE'S EVER HAD. It was (past tense) pretty good. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2005
Easy and soooo yummy. It was the first dish gone at a ladies meeting I took it to. Definately would make it again and maybe double the recipe for a 9 x 13. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2007
I wanted something different from apple pie but like apple pie. And this was it. I used Grany Smith apples which gave a nice sweet and sour effect. I agree with other viewers the cheesecake filling should needs to be doubled. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
11/01/2003
This was a total hit! I liked the simplicity of the recipie a lot. I agree with the other reviews I will increase the quantity for more crust (mine only made it partway up the side of the pan) and I think the addition of struedel topping would make this sensational. Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
04/17/2008
This cheesecake was pretty good! I used some of the helpful hints and made a couple additions to the original recipe. I doubled the crust which has an excellent flavor. I also doubled the cheesecake filling. That was a good because it made it a little thicker. I added a crumble topping and a little bit of almond glaze on top of the apples. I baked it for about 55 mins and it did need to be in the oven a little longer but it was fine to eat. Overall it was very yummy! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2004
I served this at a holiday gathering--it was a hit and a couple of people even asked for the recipe. I found that a 9" ceramic tart pan with 1 1/2" straight sides was a perfect size for this recipe. You don't even have to take it out of the pan but it would be advisable to run a knife around the sides right after it has baked. I didn't and it took a little chisling to get the pieces out! I used a combination of Wolf River and Macintosh apples and they cooked up well. I also elimated the almonds sprinkled on top for a smooth-textured dessert. Read More
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