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Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Honey Cinnamon Apples

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Ingredients

9 inch graham cracker crust

3/4 cup raw organic cane sugar

12 oz. goat cheese

8 oz. reduced fat cream cheese

1 cup plain, non-fat greek yogurt

3 eggs, at room temperature

1 tbsp vanilla extract

2 tsp cinnamon

For the Apple Topping:

4 small apples, sliced 1/4 inch thick

Squeeze of lemon juice

3 tbsp. butter

1/3 cup honey

1 tsp. cinnamon

8 Slices (1 Cheesecake)

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the sugar, goat cheese and cream cheese using an electrical hand mixer until very smooth and well combined
  3. Add the Greek yogurt, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon and beat until JUST combined.
  4. Pour the cheesecake into the crust and smooth out evenly. Transfer to the middle rack of oven.
  5. Bake until the outside is set, and a small circle in the center is jiggly, almost 55 minutes to 1 hour. Turn the oven off and crack the door slightly, letting the cheesecake sit in the oven for 15 minutes. Then, transfer to the counter to cool completely.
  6. Once cooled, cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours (but best if overnight).

For the Apple Topping:

  1. Toss the sliced apples in lemon juice.
  2. Melt the butter in a large, high sided pan over medium-high heat. Add in the apples and cook them until they begin to soften, about 9-10 minutes, tossing frequently.
  3. Add the honey and cinnamon and cook until the apples are fork tender and the honey begins to thicken and reduce, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and chill until the apples are cool enough to handle (about 20 minutes).
  4. Arrange apples in concentric circles atop cheesecake, making sure to really coat them in the syrup.
  5. Slice, drizzle each slice with any honey syrup left in the bowl.

Ferraro Items

Ferraro# 0800190- Goat cheese log

Ferraro# 9890007- Cane Sugar

Ferraro# 2100178- Cream cheese, reduced fat

Ferraro# 0940125- Eggs

Ferraro# 2000210- Vanilla Extract

Ferraro# 2000056- Cinnamon

Ferraro# 380210- Lemon juice

Ferraro# 0000156- Apples

Ferraro# 0920118- Butter

Ferraro# 5005025- Honey

Bon Appétit!