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                         Bavarian Apple Cheesecake
 
 Recipe By     : BHG, Prize Tested Recipes /Bob b1744@AOL.com
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Apples                           Cheesecakes
                 Cream Cheese                     Desserts
                 Nuts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         -CRUST-
      1/3  cup           sugar
      1/3  cup           butter or margarine
    1      tablespoon    shortening
      1/4  teaspoon      vanilla
    1      cup           flour
      1/8  teaspoon      salt
                         -FILLING-
    4      cups          cooking apples -- peeld/cored/sliced
   16      ounces        cream cheese -- softened
      1/2  cup           sugar
      1/2  teaspoon      vanilla
    2                    eggs
                         -TOPPING-
      1/3  cup           sugar
    1      teaspoon      ground cinnamon
      1/4  cup           sliced almonds
 
 In a medium mixer bowl, beat the first 1/3 c. sugar, margarine or butter,
 shortening and 1/4 tsp. vanilla on medium speed of an electric mixer until
 combined. Blend in flour and salt until crumbly. Pat onto the bottom of a 9
 springform pan. Set aside. 
 Place apple slices in a single layer in a shallow baking pan. Cover with
 foil. Bake in a 400 F. oven for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, for filling, in a
 large mixer bowl, beat the cream cheese, the 1/2 cup sugar and the 1/2 tsp.
 vanilla with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add the eggs, all at once,
 beating on Low speed just until combined. Pour into dough-lined pan. Arrange
 warm apple slices atop filling. combine the remaining 1/3 cup sugar and
 cinnamon. Sprinkle filling with sugar mixture and the almonds. Bake in a 400
 F. oven for 40 minutes. or until golden. Cool. Remove sides and place cake on
 a serving plate. Cover and chill for 4-24 hours before serving. 
 
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 NOTES : Recipe submitted by Christine A. Purich, Indianapolis, IN
 Per serving; 293 cals., 20 g. fat, 42 mg. chol.