Philadelphia okanagan cheesecake

Yield: 12 servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup Crushed ginger cookies
½ cup Toasted pecans; chopped fine
¼ cup Butter; melted
3 8-oz packages cream cheese
Softened
1 cup Sugar
½ teaspoon Lemon juice
½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
3 Eggs
2 Apples; sliced and sprinkled
With sugar and cinnamon
½ cup Apple jelly; melted

Heat oven to 350F. Combine cookie crumbs, pecans and butter, press onto bottom and 2" up the sides of a 9" springform pan. Bake 10 minutes.

With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, just until blended. Pour over crust. Top with apple slices in a pinwheel pattern. Bake 50 minutes or until set. Cool. Refrigerate overnight.

Just before serving, spoon jelly over surface. Garnish as desired.

Canadian Living October 1993

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