Friday, January 27, 2006

Apple Crisp Cheesecake

Time for another cheesecake recipe. I am a cheesecake freak, and in all honesty, it's really one of the easiest desserts to make. You just have to follow a few guidelines, which I posted previously here. This recipe is spectacular, I must say. It's great as a fall dessert, for obvious reasons, but it's great all year round. I find the best results are with Granny Smiths because of their tartness and they keep their shape when baked, but Golden Delicious also work very well.

Apple Crisp Cheesecake

Crust:
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup quick oats
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup butter, melted

- combine these ingredients and press into a 10" springform pan, building the crust 1 1/2" up the sides of the pan. Chill.

Topping:
1/4 cup quick oats
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp butter

- combine in a small bowl until crumbly and set aside

Filling:
3 packages (250g each) cream cheese (light would probably work but DO NOT use fat free), at room temperature
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup sour cream (again, light would probably work but DO NOT use fat free)
4 eggs
1 3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 small apples, sliced and peeled

- beat cream cheese, brown sugar, and sour cream in a large bowl on medium speed until well creamed. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Ad spices and combine. Pour into crust. Spread apples over filling. Sprinkle on the topping.
- bake at 325F for 65 - 70 minutes, or until soft set in the centre. Immediately run a knife along the edge of the cake to loosen it from the pan, then cool completely on a wire rack. Chill overnight, or at least for a few hours.

See? Easy and spectacular. Serve with a caramel or butterscotch sauce. This cake also freezes well, if you want to make it in advance, and it should yield 16 servings. Enjoy!

8 comments:

Ivonne said...

How did you know that apples and cheesecake are two of my favourite things? And how did you know that a crisp made with anything is also one of my favourite things? Well it doesn't matter how you knew ... I'm glad you did. Thank you so much for this recipe. Ever since I tasted an apple cheesecake recipe at a party a few years ago I've been looking for recipes with apples and cheesecake. Many have disappointed me but yours looks terrific!

Thanks for sharing!

Wandering Coyote said...

Well, Ivonne, I'm not just a pretty face, you know!

Let me know if you make this! I hope it doesn't disappoint.

Ivonne said...

You have a wonderful sense of humour! Beautiful, amazing cook and witty ... YOU HAVE IT ALL!

(Have a great weekend!)

Wandering Coyote said...

Thanks Ivonne! I have a lot, I'll give you that. And I'm grateful for all of it, including great blog friends!

mister anchovy said...

this should be illegal....

greatwhitebear said...

wow, this combines two of my favorite deserts, aplle crisp and cheesecake! What could be better

pam&griff said...

Thank you so much for posting this! I made it for a family dinner and it was a dead ringer for the apple crisp cheesecake served at one of our favorite local restaurants. Absolutely perfect recipe!

Wandering Coyote said...

Hi Pam & Griff:

Thanks for your comment! I'm glad it worked out for you!

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