77GREATFOOD Recipes BEST CARAMEL APPLE-BROWNIE CHEESECAKE

BEST CARAMEL APPLE-BROWNIE CHEESECAKE


INGREDIENTS:

  • 3/4 cup pecans
  • 2 (8-oz. or 227 grs.) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs, divided and at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups baking apples (e.g. Granny Smith or Cortland), peeled and diced
Caramel Apple Topping (recipe follows)
    • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
    • 5 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick ( about 1.25 cm) wedges
Caramel Sauce (recipe follows)
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180° C). Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan for about 7-8 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through.Remove from oven, let cool down, and chop. Reserve.
  2. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F (about 160° C). Grease and flour a 9-inch (22.5 cm) springform pan. Sprinkle pecans over bottom of the prepared pan and reserve …

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