Karin Davidson

Pecan Food Fantasy Contest

Sunday, March 7th at Hotel Encanto

Let’s get creative baking with pecans!

Cinnamon Apple and Pecan Cheesecake

by | Mar 21, 2020 | Pecan Food Fantasy Contest

Submitted by: Emily Willis Outstanding Adult & 1st Place

 

 

1 ½ c finely crushed shortbread cookies (about 5 ounces)

 

1/2 c finely crushed candied pecans (plus 1/2 c to decorate top)

 

2 tbsp butter, melted

 

3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced thin

 

1 1/4 c sugar

 

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

 

4 pkg cream cheese

 

1tsp vanilla

 

4 eggs

 

Mix cookies, pecans and butter together until blended. Press into a 9” springform pan and bake for 7 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool.

 

In a saucepan, mix apples, cinnamon and 1/4 c sugar. Cook until apples are tender. Remove from heat. Arrange half of the apples over the baked crust. Set aside.

 

Mix cream cheese, remaining sugar and vanilla in a mixer. Add eggs one at a time, mixing until just combined. Pour cream cheese mixture over crust. Bake at 325 degrees for 70 minutes or until center is almost set. Refrigerate at least 4 hours.

 

Arrange remaining apples and candied pecans on top before serving.

 

 

Photography by: A Table Full of Joy

 

 

 

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