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Philadelphia Okanagan Cheesecake

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Servings: 12
Categories: Apples / Cheesecakes / Desserts / Fruits

1 1/2  cups  Crushed ginger cookies
1/2  cup  Toasted pecans, chopped fine
1/4  cup  Butter, melted
3    8-oz packages cream cheese
1  cup  Sugar
1/2  teaspoon  Lemon juice
1/2  teaspoon  Vanilla extract
3    Eggs
2    Apples, sliced and sprinkled
    With sugar and cinnamon
1/2  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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