This recipe is one of my family's favorites. It's similar to a cheesecake but much better. I get many requests for the recipe.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Mix together the butter, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, and 1/2 cup of sugar in a bowl. Press the mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 9-inch springform pan.

  • Beat together the cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl. Stir in the eggs and 3/4 teaspoons vanilla extract. Pour the egg mixture over the crust.

  • Combine the sliced apples, cinnamon, and 1/2 cup sugar in a bowl. Spoon apple mixture evenly over the cream cheese mixture. Place the springform pan on a baking sheet.

  • Bake in preheated oven until center is set, 50 to 65 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

479 calories; protein 6.8g 14% DV; carbohydrates 46g 15% DV; fat 30.7g 47% DV; cholesterol 123.1mg 41% DV; sodium 245.5mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2007
This was a pretty good recipe. The crust was quite hard to cut through though. And definitely use the cookie sheet underneath because something leaked out during the baking time. But overall we enjoyed the dessert. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/31/2017
didn't care for base crust too hard. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2007
This was a pretty good recipe. The crust was quite hard to cut through though. And definitely use the cookie sheet underneath because something leaked out during the baking time. But overall we enjoyed the dessert. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2009
I love this recipe. I started using it a few years ago and I always get great comments on it. The only thing I change is more vanilla in the crust. I like sweet crust. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2010
this is a great base recipe to play with and tweak. I love adding fresh lightly sweetened cranberries to the apples and making small amount of extra dry/extra sweet crust and crumble over top. Yum. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2014
I absolutely love this recipe I get rave reviews anytime I make it. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/30/2017
didn't care for base crust too hard. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2012
I really loved this recipe for its simplicity and overall taste. I added sliced almonds on the top to compliment the apple and everyone loved it. I have made it twice now and had to lengthen my cooking time but it could just be my oven. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2013
I decided to make this cake using about 5 cups of pears instead of the apples. My 10-year-old helped prepare (and eat) it! It was easy and turned out great! I did increase the sugar in the cream cheese mixture to 1/2 cup and added 10 min. to the bake time until the center of the pears was set! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2013
Just tried this recipe. Easy to make and delicious outcome. It looks great too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2016
This is a guaranteed crowd pleaser that is requested when we go to certain dinner parties. It is worth it to lay the apple slices out perfectly. Read More