Apple Pie Cheesecake in a Ginger Crust
10 ounces dry gingersnap cookies
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
3 tablespoons butter
4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
3 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
1/2 cup raisins
16 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
For the crust: Pulse cookies, sugar and melted butter in a food processor to a uniform, mealy consistency. Press into a lightly greased 9-inch springform pan. Chill while making the filling.
Filling: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, add the butter, apples and raisins. Stir frequently for 10 minutes.
In a food processor, pur