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Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Author Larisha Campbell

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter melted

For the Cheesecake

  • 4 8 oz packages cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 whole eggs

For the Caramel Apple Sauce

  • 2 fuji or other sweet apples, peeled and cubed
  • 3 tbsp apple cider
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp flour

For the Crumb Topping

  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp apple pie spice
  • 1 sticks unsalted butter cold, cut into pieces

Optional Topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat over to 325 degrees.

For the Crust

  1. Combine graham cracker crumbs, butter, and brown sugar together.
  2. Evenly spread out on the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.
  3. Bake for 8 minutes.
  4. Remove and let cool.

For the Cheesecake

  1. Combine cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla well.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, just until mix together. (Don't over blend the eggs).
  3. Pour into cooled crust.
  4. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  5. Bake for 55 minutes or until the center is just about set.
  6. Turn off the oven and leave inside for 45 minutes.
  7. Remove and let cool completely before adding the sauce.

For the Caramel Apple Sauce

  1. Melt butter and apple pie spice together in a small saucepan over medium low heat.
  2. Add apples, sugar, and 3 tablespoons apple cider.
  3. Cook until apples are softened, stirring every few minutes.
  4. Combine flour and water in a small bowl.
  5. Add to the pan and stir until it is thickened.
  6. Use a masher and mash until sauce has no chunks of apples remaining.
  7. Remove from heat and cool.

For the Crumb Topping

  1. Combine flour, brown sugar, and apple pie spice into a bowl well.
  2. Using your hands or a pastry blender, add the butter and combine until no large pieces of butter remain.

Finishing up the Cheesecake

  1. Spoon the crumb topping around the border of your cooled cheesecake.
  2. Place the sauce evenly on the inside center of cheesecake (you may have additional sauce left over - you can serve this on the side or save for something else)
  3. *Optional: Combine lemon juice and green apple slices and fan slices on the center of cheesecake. Sprinkle with apple pie spice.