This is a family favorite in our house, a must for every holiday gathering!
A really easy cheesecake to make, it was one of the first I ever tried. Turns out great every time. Perfect for any holiday dinner. Be careful, you will be expected to bring this to every holiday dinner, everyone will love it!
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cooking time||1 hour|
1 cup gluten free cookie crumbs (I used a molasses cookie, but a snicker doodle or shortbread would work wonderfully too, store bought or homemade)
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 tablespoons finely chopped nuts (optional, something I never put in)
Combine crust ingredients and press them into the bottom of a greased 9-inch springform pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 5 minutes. Cool.
In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs; beating on low just until combined. Stir in vanilla. Pour over crust. Toss apples with lemon juice, sugar and spice; spoon over filling. Bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen. Drizzle with about 4 tablespoons of caramel topping, reserving the rest of the caramel to add to each piece when serving. Chill cheesecake over night.
|Diet Choices||gluten-free, nut-free|
|Tags||Apple caramel cheesecake dessert family holiday party potluck thanksgiving|