Saturday, September 13, 2008

Autumn Cheesecake Pie

Autumn Cheesecake Pie
8 servings

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, divided
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Combine graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup pecans, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and melted butter; press into the bottom of a 9 inch pie plate. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Combine cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar. Beat at medium speed until smooth. Beat in egg just until combined; pour filling into the baked crust. Combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Toss the cinnamon-sugar with the apples and remaining pecans. Spoon apple mixture over cream cheese. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Let cool, then chill cake overnight before serving. Enjoy!
"No one has the right to do what she pleases,
unless she pleases to do what is right."

~Author Unknown
(from an Amish cookbook that I had a really hard
time talking myself out of buying this evening...
I still might go back and get it next week!)

illustration courtesy of
"The Farm" by Susan Stallman
Lots of wind and lots of rain this morning....