Spiced Cider Cheesecake

Spiced Cider Cheesecake

Looking for a dessert recipe? Then check out this apple flavored spiced cheesecake drizzled with cream – a delicious treat.

Prep Time

1:00

Hr:Mins

Total Time

6:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

16

servings

Crust
1
cup finely crushed gingerbread cookies or gingersnaps
1
cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4
cup sugar
1/4
cup butter, melted
Filling
1
(12-oz.) can frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
2
tablespoons mulling spices
3/4
cup chopped dried apples
3
(8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
3/4
cup sugar
2
tablespoons cornstarch
4
eggs
Topping
1 1/2
cups sour cream
2
tablespoons sugar
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, combine cookie crumbs, graham cracker crumbs and 1/4 cup sugar; mix well. Stir in butter. Reserve 2 tablespoons crumb mixture for garnish. Press remaining crumb mixture in bottom and 2 inches up sides of ungreased 9-inch springform pan.
  2. Bake at 350°F. for 10 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Wrap outside of pan, bottom and sides, with heavy-duty foil.
  3. Meanwhile, in small saucepan, bring apple juice concentrate and mulling spices to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil 10 minutes. Place dried apples in medium bowl. Strain apple juice mixture over apples; discard spices. Cool 15 minutes or until lukewarm, stirring occasionally.
  4. Beat cream cheese in large bowl at medium speed until creamy. Beat in 3/4 cup sugar and cornstarch until smooth. Reduce speed to low; beat in eggs one at a time, beating just until combined and scraping down sides of bowl after each addition. Beat in lukewarm apple mixture. Pour into crust-lined pan.
  5. Bake at 350°F. for 50 to 55 minutes or until sides of cheesecake are set and puffed, top is golden brown and center still moves slightly when pan is tapped.
  6. Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine topping ingredients; blend well.
  7. Remove cheesecake from oven. Gently spread sour cream topping over cheesecake. Return to oven; bake an additional 5 minutes. Center will still move slightly when pan is tapped. Turn off oven; let cheesecake stand in oven with door slightly ajar for 10 minutes. Remove cheesecake from oven. Cool in pan on wire rack for 1 hour.
  8. Sprinkle reserved 2 tablespoons of crumb mixture over top of cheesecake. Cover; refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight before serving.
  9. To serve, remove sides of pan. Cut cheesecake into wedges.
Makes 16 servings
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Ingredient Info
Mulling spices contain cinnamon, cloves, allspice and nutmeg. Keep the mixture on hand during the holidays to add extra flavor to hot cider or wine.
Ingredient Substitution
To substitute for mulling spices, use 2 teaspoons whole allspice, 1 teaspoon whole cloves and 1 cinnamon stick.
Kitchen Tip
Don't overbeat eggs for cheesecake batter. Overbeating adds extra air and volume that can cause cracks.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 395
    • (Calories from Fat 225),
  • Total Fat 25g
    • (Saturated Fat 15g,),
  • Cholesterol 120mg;
  • Sodium 250mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 38g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 30g),
  • Protein 6g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 1/2 Fruit;
    • 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 4 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.