Best Apple Cheesecake Recipe

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Usually I reserve apple recipes for the fall, but this one looked too tempting so I had to try it right away.

It has the perfect combination of crust, cheesecake, apples, and streusel topping. For some extra deliciousness you can drizzle the cheesecake with caramel.

It takes a while to make this recipe, but it is worth every minute.The hardest part is waiting for it too cool down completely before digging into it.

Apple Cheesecake Recipe

APPLE CHEESECAKE INGREDIENTS

Crust:
2 cups flour
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 sticks butter, softened
 
Filling:
12-ounces cream cheese, softened
3/8 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoons vanilla extract

 

Apples:
3 apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped (I use whatever is on the counter)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons of sugar
 
Streusel Topping:
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1 stick butter, softened

 APPLE CHEESECAKE DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
 
In a bowl combine the flour and brown sugar for the crust, using a pastry cutter, cut in the butter until there is a good crumble mixture.

Line a 8×8 baking dish with aluminum foil. Then press mixture into the bottom of the pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until its a light golden brown.

Using a mixer blend cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Then add egg and vanilla and blend until combined. Pour over warm crust.

In a bowl, mix together apples, walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar. Pour over cream cheese mixture and sprinkle with streusel topping.

Streusel Directions–mix brown sugar, oats and flour. Use clean hands to mix in the butter to create a good crumble mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes until filling is set.

Cool completely before digging in.

Really, try to refrain yourself from digging in right away.

It will be tempting. It will smell so good that you will want to give it a taste.

Don’t do it.

It taste best AFTER its completely cooled (yes, I tried both way, cooled down/cold is best–lol)

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Yield: 8x8 Pan

Best Apple Cheesecake

Best Apple Cheesecake

This dessert has the perfect combination of crust, cheesecake, apples, and streusel topping. For some extra deliciousness you can drizzle the cheesecake with caramel.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • Filling:
  • 12-ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/8 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Apples:
  • 3 apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped (I use whatever is on the counter)
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • Streusel Topping:
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 stick butter, softened

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. In a bowl combine the flour and brown sugar for the crust, using a pastry cutter, cut in the butter until there is a good crumble mixture.
  3. Line a 8×8 baking dish with aluminum foil. Then press mixture into the bottom of the pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until its a light golden brown.
  4. Using a mixer blend cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Then add egg and vanilla and blend until combined. Pour over warm crust.
  5. In a bowl, mix together apples, walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar. Pour over cream cheese mixture and sprinkle with streusel topping.
  6. Streusel Directions–mix brown sugar, oats and flour. Use clean hands to mix in the butter to create a good crumble mixture.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes until filling is set.
  8. Cool completely before digging in.

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  1. Looks amazing!

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