Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter (1/2 cup, softened)
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 OHIO eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large tart apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

apple-streusel
  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. In mixing bowl, combine ½ cup softened butter and confectioners' sugar; mix well. Stir in 1 cup flour, oats and salt; mix until crumbly.
  3. Pat crust mixture into 9-inch springform pan; prick with fork.
  4. Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool.
  5. Lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees.
  6. In small bowl, beat eggs until light. Gradually add granulated sugar and vanilla.
  7. In large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually add egg mixture; mix well. Do not overbeat.
  8. In bowl, combine remaining ½ cup flour and brown sugar for streusel topping.
  9. Cut in ½ cup butter until crumbly.
  10. Arrange apples over crust; top with nuts.
  11. Sprinkle with half of streusel mixture. Spoon filling over streusel. Top with remaining streusel mixture.
  12. Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until set.
  13. Gently loosen the side of the cheesecake from the pan. Cool completely. Chill 4 hours.
  14. Garnish with apple slices and chopped pecans.