Apple-Pecan Cheesecake

Apple-Pecan Cheesecake

Servings: 12-14

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 75 minutes

For pie crust:
½ package Frozen Rolled Puff Pastry Dough for Sweet and Savory Pastries
 
For apple filling:
5-6 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and coarsely chopped
¼ cup + 3 tablespoons Tnuva Butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
 
For cheese filling:
2 containers Tnuva Cheese Spread Original
1 container Tnuva Quark Creamy Soft Cheese 5%
¾ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
Prepare in 9” spring-form pan

For pie crust:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Roll out the dough. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into a circle that is slightly larger than the base of the round baking dish. Place the dough into the baking dish, and make sure that some of the dough rolls up onto the sides of the dish. Dough will shrink once baked.
3. Bake the dough for about 10 minutes, until it is lightly golden.
4. Remove from the oven and set to cool. Leave the oven on.
 
For apple filling:
1.  In a large pot over a hot stove, melt the butter with sugar and cinnamon, until the mixture begins to bubble.
2. Add the apples and cook for 15-20 minutes until tender and most of the liquid has evaporated. Set to cool.
 
For cheese filling:
1.Stir the cheese with sugar and vanilla, until fully blended. Gradually add the eggs, until the mixture is firm and mixed well.
 
Assembly:
1. Place the pecans over the cooled pie crust.
2. Evenly place the apples over the pecans and crust. Then, pour the cheese filling.
3.  Bake for about one hour, until the cheesecake is firm and moist.