Preparation / Directions:
CRUST: To make crust, empty envelope of graham cracker crust from mix into a bowl. Add 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup melted butter or margarine and nuts. Mix until thoroughly combined. Press mixture firmly against sides and bottom of an 8 inch pie plate. Refrigerate 5 minutes or bake in 375~ oven for 8 minutes. Cool. FILLING: Pour milk into a small mixing bowl. Add contents of cheesecake filling envelope from mix, 1/2 cup applesauce, and grated lemon rind. Beat atlow speed with electric mixer until blended. Beat at medium speed 3 minutes longer.
Pour into prepared crust; chill at least 1 hour. TOPPING: Combine 1 1/2 cups applesauce and remaining ingredients in saucepan; simmer for 20 minutes. To serve, top wedges of cake with spiced applesauce topping. Topping may be served warm or cold.