We all know an apple a day keeps the doctor away but what does more than one bring? This delicious APPLE CRISP CHEESECAKE!
Apples, apples and more apples are what we have currently in tubs and boxes in our garage. Our one tree has mass produced this year and we have many apple recipes that we are trying this fall. I’m sure we have all had apple crisp and cheesecake separately, right? Now you can combine the two into this spectacular dessert – Apple Crisp Cheesecake. Look at that creamy cheesecake layer with a section of apples and topped with oatmeal-pecan streusel. Do you want one slice or two?
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While this dessert is a bit on the putzy side, you’ll be so pleased with the end results. Just make a day ahead so this show stopper is ready for any occasion. Also, spring form pans come in many sizes and I would find a 10″ pan to use as stated. I think a 9″ would be too small and may not bake properly. As far as what kind of apples, well ours were Regent which is pretty native to our area (developed at the University of Minnesota). I would use any kind of apple that is recommended for baking (like what you would use for pies) I liked that our apples kept their shape and didn’t bake down into mush.
If you want to make this even more special, drizzle some caramel sauce and maybe some whipped cream! Now that would be even more spectacular!
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Apple Crisp Cheesecake
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup flour
- 1/3 cup brown sugar packed
- 3/4 cup butter melted
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 24 oz cream cheese room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2/3 cups sugar
- 3 eggs room temperature
- 3 apples peeled, cored and sliced about 1/4" thick
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- dash nutmeg
- 1 cup brown sugar packed
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened
Preheat your oven to 375
Combine in a large mixing bowl the 2 cups oats, 1 cup flour, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 3/4 cup melted butter and 1/4 teaspoon salt
Press the mixture in the bottom of a 10" spring form pan
Bake for 10 minutes then remove from oven
Turn oven down to 325
Make the cheesecake filling by beating the cream cheese with 2/3 cup of sugar until it is mixed well, then add the eggs (one at a time) and be sure to scrape down bowl between additions
Add vanilla and mix well
Pour mixture over crust
Prepare apples by combing them with the cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and sugar
Place apples on top of cheesecake mixture
To make the streusel combine 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup flour, 1 cup oats, pecans, butter and 1/2 teaspoon salt, then use a pastry blender or a fork to make medium sized crumbs
Place crumbs over apples
Bake for 80-90 minutes and test for doneness with a long toothpick. (Mine took about 80 minutes and it is OK if it jiggles slightly)
Remove from oven and let cool on counter. Refrigerate until cold (6 hours or overnight)
Another way I have used up some apples is by making these hand pies.
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