1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 tbsp packed brown sugar
4 pkg (8-oz each) cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sour cream
4 cups peeled and chopped apples
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Line a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with foil.
Combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and the 2 tablespoons of brown sugar; press onto the bottom of the pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 10 minutes.
Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese, 1 cup of the brown sugar, and the vanilla until blended. Add the sour cream and blend in. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. Pour the mixture over the crust.
Mix the remaining half cup of sugar, the apples, pecans, and cinnamon together; spoon over the batter.
Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 5 minutes. Cool. Refrigerate at least 4 hours before cutting to serve. Use the foil to lift from the pan before cutting.
Yield: 16 servings