Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 9-inch springform pan with pie crust. Beat cream cheese in large bowl until fluffy and smooth. Add sugar and continue beating on low speed until smooth. Add eggs one at a time while beating. Stir in extract. Pour filling into crust.
Bake 45 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely before removing from the pan.
Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add apples and saute until soft, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add apple butter, cardamom and pecans. Continue cooking an additional 5 minutes. Cool slightly.
Arrange apples on top of cheesecake. Garnish with whipped cream and ginger. Serve immediately or refrigerate, covered, until serving time.