Caramel-Apple Butter Cheesecake

  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 8 hr 25 min
  • Servings 16
Caramel-Apple Butter Cheesecake

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups gingersnap cookie crumbs
1/4
cup butter or margarine, melted
20
caramels, unwrapped
3/4
cup apple butter
3
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup sugar
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3
eggs

Caramel Sauce

30
caramels, unwrapped
1/2
cup half-and-half

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 300°F. Wrap outside of 9- or 10-inch springform pan in heavy-duty foil. In small bowl, mix cookie crumbs and butter. Press in bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of ungreased pan.
  • 2
    In medium microwavable bowl, microwave 20 caramels and 1/2 cup of the apple butter uncovered on High 2 1/2 to 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup apple butter; set aside to cool.
  • 3
    In large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and flour with electric mixer on medium speed about 1 minute or until smooth and creamy. On low speed, beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Reserve 1/2 cup batter. Fold caramel mixture into remaining batter without mixing it in completely, leaving a few streaks. Pour over crust. Drop spoonfuls of reserved batter over the top. Cut through batter several times with knife for marbled design.
  • 4
    Bake 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 25 minutes or until center looks almost set when pan is jiggled. Without releasing side of pan, run metal spatula carefully around cheesecake to loosen. Turn oven off; open oven door at least 4 inches. Leave cheesecake in oven 30 minutes, then remove from oven; cool completely at room temperature, about 2 hours. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. Run metal spatula around cheesecake to loosen again. Remove side of pan; leave cheesecake on bottom of pan to serve.
  • 5
    In 1-quart saucepan, heat 30 caramels and the half-and-half over low heat, stirring frequently, until caramels are completely melted. Serve warm or cool over slices of cheesecake.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • A food processor works well for making the cookie crumbs. You can also add the butter to the crumbs in the food processor and pulse a few times to mix them.
  • Use homemade or purchased apple butter for this recipe. Look for the apple butter near the jams and jellies.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
36%
Saturated Fat
13g
65%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
100mg
33%
Sodium
320mg
14%
Potassium
190mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
47g
16%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
29g
Protein
7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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