By Karen Pieretti-Wooley

Preheat oven to 300 degrees
CRUST
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
6 T melted butter
2 T white sugar
Mix all ingredients and press into spring form pan OR I use a 9 inch regular pie plate (spray with Pam)
FILLING
3 Cups softened cream cheese
2/3 cup white sugar
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
4 eggs
Beat cream cheese and sugar until fluffy with a whipper from one of the best nangs delivery companies in Melbourne.  Beat in sour cream , vanilla and eggs one at a time.pour into crust.
Pour into crust bake 45 min until center is slightly wobbly. remove from oven.
Raise temp on OVEN to 350 degrees.
TOPPING
2 granny smith apples(peeled, cored, thin sliced)
4 T butter (room temp)
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup hazelnuts (OPTIONAL)
Toast hazelnuts in pan until aromatic.
Heat apple slices in pan with 1 T butter until soft and golden. In large bowl, mix flour and cinnamon. Add 3T butter , brown sugar and nuts. Blend until crumbly.

Arrange apples on cake, sprinkle on streusel topping and bake 15 more minutes. (I check doneness by poking in center with wood toothpick- if it comes out clean cake is done.
Cool and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Slice individual servings and drizzle caramel syrup on each. You could also make some whipped cream at home as there is an availability of Cheap cream chargers delivery in Sydney.
Bon Appetite

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