How to Make Caramel Apple Cheesecake

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How to Make Caramel Apple Cheesecake Recipe
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After a super tough loss, had to head to the kitchen to do some grief baking

After a super tough loss, had to head to the kitchen to do some grief baking

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Collect all of your supplies

Collect all of your supplies

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Preheat the oven to 350 - bringing the heat!!

Preheat the oven to 350 - bringing the heat!!

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In a shallow pan, spread a single layer of the chopped pecans

In a shallow pan, spread a single layer of the chopped pecans

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Bake the pecans for 8-10 min or until lightly toasted - don't get too nutty though

Bake the pecans for 8-10 min or until lightly toasted - don't get too nutty though

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Grease your 9 in pan

Grease your 9 in pan

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Flour the greased pan and set aside

Flour the greased pan and set aside

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In a mixing bowl, add your 2 packages of cream cheese

In a mixing bowl, add your 2 packages of cream cheese

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Add 1/2 cup sugar

Add 1/2 cup sugar

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Add 1 tsp vanilla extract to the mix

Add 1 tsp vanilla extract to the mix

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Beat the ingredients until blended and smooth

Beat the ingredients until blended and smooth

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Add 3 eggs one at a time, mixing well

Add 3 eggs one at a time, mixing well

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In a separate bowl, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar

In a separate bowl, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar

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Add 1/2 cup melted butter

Add 1/2 cup melted butter

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Finally add one egg and mix well

Finally add one egg and mix well

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When your pecans are toasted, spread along the bottom of the greased and floured pan

When your pecans are toasted, spread along the bottom of the greased and floured pan

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In a third bowl, add 1 cup flour

In a third bowl, add 1 cup flour

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Combine with 1 tsp ground cinnamon to spice it up a little

Combine with 1 tsp ground cinnamon to spice it up a little

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Add 1 tsp baking powder

Add 1 tsp baking powder

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Finally, add 1/4 tsp salt - just a pinch and some over the shoulder for luck

Finally, add 1/4 tsp salt - just a pinch and some over the shoulder for luck

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Mix those dry ingredients well

Mix those dry ingredients well

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Blend the dry ingredients  with your brown sugar mixture

Blend the dry ingredients with your brown sugar mixture

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Make sure your apples (1 1/2 cup Granny Smith apples) are peeled and diced

Make sure your apples (1 1/2 cup Granny Smith apples) are peeled and diced

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Add your apples to the brown sugar and dry ingredient mixture and stir well

Add your apples to the brown sugar and dry ingredient mixture and stir well

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Spread your lovely apple mixture on top of your pecan crust - it's starting to come together!!

Spread your lovely apple mixture on top of your pecan crust - it's starting to come together!!

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Just be sure it's properly spread out

Just be sure it's properly spread out

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Finally, pour your cream cheese batter into your pan

Finally, pour your cream cheese batter into your pan

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Your cheesecake is all set to bake in the oven at 325 for 1 hr 10 min

Your cheesecake is all set to bake in the oven at 325 for 1 hr 10 min

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While you wait, peel and cut 5 apples into 1/2 in wedges for your incredible caramel apple topping

While you wait, peel and cut 5 apples into 1/2 in wedges for your incredible caramel apple topping

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Melt 1/4 cup butter in a large skillet over medium heat

Melt 1/4 cup butter in a large skillet over medium heat

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Add 1/2 cup sugar to that butttttaaaaaa

Add 1/2 cup sugar to that butttttaaaaaa

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In addition, 1 tsp lemon juice

In addition, 1 tsp lemon juice

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Stir the mixture and let it come to a light golden brown but while you wait those 5-8 min start on the caramel sauce

Stir the mixture and let it come to a light golden brown but while you wait those 5-8 min start on the caramel sauce

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For the caramel sauce, combine 1 cup brown sugar in a medium saucepan over medium high heat

For the caramel sauce, combine 1 cup brown sugar in a medium saucepan over medium high heat

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Add 1/2 cup butter

Add 1/2 cup butter

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Add 1/4 cup honey - that's looking sweet

Add 1/4 cup honey - that's looking sweet

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Finally, 1/4 cup whipping cream

Finally, 1/4 cup whipping cream

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Let the sauce come to a boil for 2 min, stirring constantly. Resist the urge to eat up that caramel sauce and remove from heat and cool for 15 min

Let the sauce come to a boil for 2 min, stirring constantly. Resist the urge to eat up that caramel sauce and remove from heat and cool for 15 min

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Once your caramel apple topping sugar mixture come to a golden brown, add your apple wedges and cook. Stir often and cook apx 20 min or until the apples are caramelized and tender - so so scrumptious.

Once your caramel apple topping sugar mixture come to a golden brown, add your apple wedges and cook. Stir often and cook apx 20 min or until the apples are caramelized and tender - so so scrumptious.

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Your cheese cake should be done and let it cool!!

Your cheese cake should be done and let it cool!!

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Ahhh...once cheesecake has cooled, top with caramelized apples & caramel sauce. Best when served with a chilled cheesecake and warmed apples and caramel sauce!  Boom you just showed up Betty Crocker

Ahhh...once cheesecake has cooled, top with caramelized apples & caramel sauce. Best when served with a chilled cheesecake and warmed apples and caramel sauce! Boom you just showed up Betty Crocker

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