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Caramel Swirl And Apple Cheesecake

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Ingredients
  Vanilla low fat yogurt 32 Ounce (1 carton)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Margarine stick 1 Tablespoon, softened
  Egg white 1
  Graham cracker crumbs 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs) (about 40 crackers)
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Vegetable cooking spray 1
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Orange juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cubed apples 1 1⁄4 Pound, peeled (3 cups, Golden Delicious)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cornstarch 3 Tablespoon
  Vanilla extract 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Neufchatel cheese 8 Ounce, softened (1 block)
  Cream cheese 8 Ounce, softened (1 block)
  Eggs 2
  Fat free caramel sundae syrup 7 1⁄3 Tablespoon
Directions

Place colander in a 2-quart glass measure or bowl.
Line colander with 4 layers of cheesecloth, allowing cheesecloth to extend over edge of bowl.
Spoon yogurt into colander.
Cover colander loosely with plastic wrap; refrigerate 12 hours.
Spoon yogurt cheese into a bowl; discard liquid.
Cover and refrigerate.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Combine 1/4 cup sugar, margarine, and egg white in a bowl; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until blended.
Add crumbs and ground cinnamon; stir well.
Firmly press crumb mixture into bottom and 1 1/2 inches up sides of a 9-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray.
Bake at 350° for 10 minutes; let cool on a wire rack.
Preheat oven to 300°.
Combine brown sugar and orange juice in a large nonstick skillet; bring to a boil.
Add apple; cook 8 minutes or until apple is tender and liquid evaporates, stirring occasionally.
Set aside.
Combine yogurt cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, and next 5 ingredients in a bowl; beat at medium speed of mixer until smooth.
Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
Spoon apple mixture into prepared pan.
Pour cheese mixture over apples; top with 1/3 cup sundae syrup, and swirl with a knife to create a marbled effect.
Bake at 300° for 1 hour until almost set.
Turn oven off; loosen cake from sides of pan using a narrow metal spatula or knife.
Let cheesecake stand 40 minutes in oven with door closed.
Remove cheesecake from oven, and let cool to room temperature.
Cover and chill at least 8 hours.
Drizzle 2 tablespoons sundae syrup over top; garnish with cinnamon sticks, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes

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