Candied Apple Pie Cheesecake

1 c. crushed ginger snaps
3 Tbsp. butter, melted
1/2 c. plus 2 Tbsp. sugar, divided
2 tsp. vanilla
2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. sour cream
2 eggs
1 c. apple pie filling, divided
1/2 c. walnut pieces, divided
1/2 c. toffee bits, divided*

Mix crumbs, butter and sugar; press onto bottom and up sides of 9-inch pie plate. Beat cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla with mixer until well blended. Add sour cream; mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until well-blended after each. Stir in 1/2 pie filling, 1/2 nuts and 1/2 toffee bits. Pour into crust. Bake 35 minutes in 325° oven or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate four hours. Top with remaining pie filling, nuts and toffee bits before serving. Makes 10 servings. *Chocolate-covered toffee bits may be used.

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