Caramel Apple Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients

1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

1/4 cup butter, melted

3/4 cup sugar, divided

3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided

4 pkg. (8 oz. each) Cream Cheese, softened

4 eggs

3 Gala apples, chopped (about 4 cups)

15 Caramels

1 Tbsp. water

Preparation

1.Heat oven to 350°F.Combine graham crumbs and butter; press onto bottom of 13x9-inch pan.

2.Mix 2 Tbsp. sugar and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon; reserve for later use. Beat cream cheese with remaining sugar and cinnamon with mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.

3.Toss apples with reserved sugar mixture; spoon over cheesecake batter.

4.Bake 45 min. or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 4 hours.

5.Microwave caramels and water in microwaveable bowl on high 45 sec. or until sauce is smooth when stirred. Drizzle over cheesecake.