Apple Cardamom Cheesecake

This is a spectacular cheesecake with a hidden surprise of glazed apples accented with cardamom.

Serves: 12
20 mins Prep time 1 hr 10 mins Cook time
20 mins Prep time
1 hr 10 mins Cook time
  • Preheat oven to 325°F. For the Crust, mix all ingredients in medium bowl. Press firmly onto bottom and 1 inch up side of 9-inch springform pan. Set aside

  • For the Glazed Apples, cut apples into thin slices (about 1/4-inch thick). Add remaining ingredients to apples in large skillet. Cook on medium heat 5 to 10 minutes or until apples begin to caramelize, turning frequently. Arrange apples on bottom of crust

  • For the Filling, beat cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar, vanilla and lemon peel. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating on low speed after each addition just until blended. Spoon evenly over apples

  • Bake 60 to 70 minutes or until center is almost set. Turn oven off and allow cheesecake to cool in oven 1 hour with door slightly ajar. Run small knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cheesecake. Cool in pan on wire rack

  • Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 401Calories: 401Cholesterol: 134mg
  • Sodium: 307mgProtein: 6g
  • Total Fat: 25gFiber: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 38g