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                   Olive Garden Apple Praline Cheesecake
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes And Cookies                Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         -----WALDINE VAN GEFFEN VGHC42A-----
                         CRUST
    1      cup           Graham cracker crumbs
    2      tablespoons   Sugar
    2      tablespoons   Butter
                         APPLE MIX
      1/4  cup           Butter
      1/2  cup           Light brown sugar
    2      pounds        Red delicious apples; peeled -- cored, dice 1/2 pcs
    1      teaspoon      Cinnamon
      1/2  teaspoon      Nutmeg
      1/2  teaspoon      Allspice
                         PRALINE TOPPING
    1 1/2  cups          Dark brown sugar
      1/2  cup           Butter -- softened
    1      cup           Pecan pieces
                         APPLE CHEESECAKE
   16      ounces        Cream cheese -- softened
      1/2  cup           Granulated sugar
    3      large         Eggs
    1      cup           Heavy whipping cream
 
 CRUST-Melt butter. Stir in the crumbs and sugar until thoroughly blended.
 Press into the bottom of a 9 springform pan. Set aside. APPLE MIX-In a Dutch
oven, melt butter over low heat, add brown sugar,
 apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Simmer over low heat until apples are
 soft, but still hold their shape.
 Cool mixture to room temperature and reserve.
 TOPPING-In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together with a fork until well
 incorporated. Reserve.
 CHEESECAKE-In a large bowl with an electric mixer cream together sugar and
 cream cheese on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at
 a time until smooth. Add the cream and continue beating until the mixture is
 thick and creamy. Gently stir in the cooled apple mix by hand. Pour into the
 prepared spring form pan. Spread praline topping over the top.
 Bake at 350~ for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature
 before removing the sides of the pan. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
 Garnish with whipped cream. Source: The Olive Garden.
 
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