Preheat oven to 350°F LIne a 13x9-inch baking pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan.
Mix crumbs and butter; press firmly onto bottom of pan.
Beata cream cheese, 1 cup brown sugar, and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add sour cream; mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. Pour over crust. Mix remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar, the apples, pecans and cinnamon; spoon evenly over cheesecake batter.
Bake 55 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before serving. Lift cheesecake from pan, using foil for handles. Cut into 16 pieces. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.