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Applesauce Cheesecake

Recipe Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 20 squares)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup margarine, melted

Filling

  • 24 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

Method

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In medium bowl, combine all crust ingredients; mix well. Press onto bottom of ungreased 10-inch springform pan.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar at medium speed until smooth and creamy.
  4. Add flour; blend well.
  5. At low speed, add eggs, one at a time, beating just until blended.
  6. Add remaining ingredients. Beat until well blended.
  7. Pour into crust-lined pan.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50 to 60 minutes or until center is set. Cool.
  9. Refrigerate several hours or overnight. Just before serving, carefully remove sides of pan.
  10. Store in refrigerator.

Yield: 16 servings

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