Caramel Apple Cheesecake


1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 Tablespoons sugar
5 1/2 Tablespoons melted Butter

1 (21 ounce) can apple pie filling
3 (8 ounce) blocks cream cheese
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
1/3 cup frozen apple juice concentrate, Thawed

1/4 cup chopped roasted peanuts
caramel topping (Smuckers for ice cream)


To prepare crust: Mix graham cracker crumbs,sugar,and melted butter, Press into bottom of a 9 inch springform pan. Refrigerate until set. Preheat oven to 350 degrees To prepare filling: Remove apples from filling, scraping off filling. (Try rinsing lightly in a colander) Place a single layer of apples over bottom of crust Combine cream cheese,sugar,and vanilla extract in a large bowl Beat with electric mixer at medium speed until blended and smooth Add eggs,1 at a time,beating at low speed just until blended Blend in apple juice concentrate Pour mixture into crust,being careful not to disturb apple slices Bake for 40 minutes or until center is almost set Let cool at room temperature, then refrigerate 3 hours Sprinkle with peanuts, drizzle with caramel topping before serving.

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