Nickie, my boss, made this cheesecake and brought to work. Everyone raved about it, and it is to die for! I know of no one who does not like it, although it may not be so beautiful to look at.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
55 mins
additional:
4 hrs 30 mins
total:
5 hrs 55 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Crust
Filling
Topping

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line a 9x13 inch baking dish with aluminum foil, extending the foil sheets over the side of the dish.

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  • To make the crust, mix the graham cracker crumbs, butter, and 2 tablespoons brown sugar together in a bowl until evenly blended. Press evenly over the bottom of the prepared baking dish.

  • To make the filling, beat the cream cheese, 1 cup brown sugar, and vanilla together in a mixing bowl until evenly blended. Beat in the sour cream. On low speed, add the eggs, one at a time, just until blended. Pour the mixture over the crust.

  • To make the topping, place the apples in a bowl, and toss with 1/2 cup brown sugar, pecans, and cinnamon until evenly blended.

  • Bake in preheated oven until center is almost set, about 55 minutes. Cool, and refrigerate 4 hours, or overnight.

  • Before cutting, allow the cheesecake to sit 30 minutes at room temperature, then lift from the baking dish using the extended aluminum foil sheets, and place on a cutting board or serving plate. Remove the aluminum foil, and cut into 16 squares.

Nutrition Facts

456 calories; protein 7.7g 15% DV; carbohydrates 37.1g 12% DV; fat 32.1g 49% DV; cholesterol 122.1mg 41% DV; sodium 263.2mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (30)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2007
I'm the pastry chef for victoria's secret cafe. I made this for a lunch special and it lasted all of 1 hour before people were asking for more. This cheesecake is wonderful I will definately be making it again soon. Thank you for the recipe. Chef Clum Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/04/2008
I had some trouble with this--I had to bake this longer than the stated baking time and by the time I could get the filling to set properly the apples were overcooked. I disguised the problem by covering it up with caramel sauce which I think also helped to re-soften the apples! Nice flavor and pretty on a plate but with so many other recipes out there I'm not sure I'd try one again that I wasn't entirely pleased with. Read More
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33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2007
I'm the pastry chef for victoria's secret cafe. I made this for a lunch special and it lasted all of 1 hour before people were asking for more. This cheesecake is wonderful I will definately be making it again soon. Thank you for the recipe. Chef Clum Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/04/2008
I had some trouble with this--I had to bake this longer than the stated baking time and by the time I could get the filling to set properly the apples were overcooked. I disguised the problem by covering it up with caramel sauce which I think also helped to re-soften the apples! Nice flavor and pretty on a plate but with so many other recipes out there I'm not sure I'd try one again that I wasn't entirely pleased with. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2010
Very good! I made half the recipe and baked in a 9" premade graham crust for convenience. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2009
Everyone in our house and my DH work LOVED it. I found this recipe in a magazine-you know plugging their ingredients-that said to bake at 325 for 1hr - 1hr 5min. For my oven (always a little cooler I guess) I baked it 1hr 10min. My apples still looked wonderful. CHANGES: Added 1 Tbsp lemon juice to the cream cheese mixture(maybe a little more) and increased pecans in the topping to 1 cup (also maybe a little more.) We love pecans in Texas! The 3 textures--creamy filling chewy apples and crunchy nuts make this desert heavenly. And using the foil as a liner to lift it out was really easy. Everyone at my DH office that tried it asked for the recipe. I didn't want to type it over for them. So I looked on AllRecipes. Yeah! It was here. Thanks for posting this winner for us lazy recipe hounds! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
TOTALLY AMAZING! I added carmel over the apples. So good!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2008
I loved this recipe and so did my guests.I added 1 Tsp of cinnamon to the cheesecake batter....we all love cinnamon...it was great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2011
Wonderful recipe! Everyone loved it and I have had a few requests for the recipe. The prep time of 30 minutes here is grossly underestimated though at least for a novice like me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2011
Received a lot of compliments on this. I did add a little cinnamon and lemon juice to the cream cheese portion. Topped with a little caramel too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2009
Delicious! I wouldn't change a thing! Read More
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