Apple Spread Cheesecake - Gina's Gourmet Pantry

Apple Spread Cheesecake - Gina's Gourmet Pantry

Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ stick (¼ cup) butter, softened
  • 1 cup + ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 packages (24 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 ¼ cup Gina's Gourmet Pantry Apple Spread or Pepper Jelly

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°

Crust

Mix graham cracker crumbs, butter, and ¼ sugar. Press mixture firmly against bottom and sides of a 9-inch, spring-form pan. Place in refrigerator while preparing filling.

Filling

Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually add 1 cup of sugar. Add vanilla extract. Beat in eggs, one at a time allowing each to be fully incorporated before adding the next. Add sour cream and ¼ cup of apple spread or pepper jelly.

Baking

Pour filling into crust. Bake for 1 hour or until firm.Turn off oven, leaving door slightly ajar with a piece of folded foil. Allow cake to remain in oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven and allow cake to cool in pan.Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Add remaining 1 cup of apple spread or pepper jelly. Remove sides of spring-form pan.