You can buy apple butter at your local grocer, but since apples are in season, it’s so simple to make.. i basically used THIS recipe from Allrecipes.com but added some more spice, a couple cinnamon sticks and when almost done, a can of Solo Almond Filling
If you’re not up for the cheesecake, the apple almond butter is good on toast in the morning …
Preheat oven to 350
10 inch springform pan, buttered and aluminum foil wrapped around bottom and halfway up sides
1 package Lorna Doones or other shortbread cookies
3/4 stick butter, melted
Melt butter and crush cookies. I crush mine in a food storage bag, sealed, and a rolling pin. Place in springform pan and mix well. Pat down.
4 8-oz packages cream cheese, at room temp
1 cup white sugar
1/2- 3/4 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed ( sweetness depending on your taste)
1 teaspoon vanilla ( i use vanilla bean paste)
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon flour
Beat softened cream cheese and sugar very well. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla, spices, sour cream, and flour.
Pour into crust. Dot with apple almond butter and swirl in the best you can with a butterknife.
Bake approximatly 1 hour 15 minutes. Turn oven off, and let cake cool in there for about an hour.
Remove and serve with sauteed apples and brown sugar