Apple Caramel Crumble Cheesecake

 

Apple Caramel Crumble Cheesecake
Saw this recipe on facebook but the ingredients were incorrect or misleading. Have redone the recipe. It is delicious. It has a cookie crumb base, the middle a classic cheesecake topped with a caramel cinnamon apple layer then a buttery oat streusel.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • Caramel Apple Layer
  • 4 cored, peeled, cored and diced apples
  • ½ cup sultanas’ raisins
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Crumb base
  • 14 biscuits digestive (about 1 ½ cups of crumbs)
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • Streusel Topping
  • ½ cup oats
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¾ cup flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • Cream Cheese Filling
  • 3 8 oz packages Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 3 medium eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Amazing Caramel Sauce
Directions
  1. Baked Apple layer
  2. Heat the oven to 350°F
  3. In a baking tray mix apples, sugar, cinnamon and sultanas and bake for 25 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven
  5. Turn the oven down to 320°F.
  6. Crumb base
  7. In a food processor, add digestive cookies and melted butter and pulse until it is a soft, crumbly texture, set aside.
  8. Streusel Topping
  9. In a food processor add oats, butter, brown sugar, flour and salt blend until the butter has mixed in and everything is soft and crumbly then set aside. Can be mixed with fingers also until lumpy.
  10. Cheesecake Filling
  11. In the food processor add the cream cheese, whipping cream, sour cream, sugar and vanilla process add eggs pulse until smooth
  12. In a parchment paper lined springform release tray (sides only) press down the biscuit base until compact, then add the cheesecake filling and smooth down with a spatula. Finally, add the chopped apples in a layer and pour over any caramel juice from the pan then sprinkle the crumble topping on top of the apples.
  13. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes at 320° F or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center. Remove from oven, Drizzle some amazing caramel sauce over the top and allow to cool and set for at least three hours in the fridge.
Notes
If you do not have a food processor--just a bowl and electric beater works just as well

The original recipe called for mascarpone which is hard to find. If you prefer and you can find Mascarpone use a 8 oz. tub of Mascarpone and remove the 1 8 oz. package of cream cheese, the 2 tablespoons whipping cream and the 2 tablespoons of sour cream from the above recipe.

You can use the light cream cheese, no fat sour cream and substitute Splenda for the sugar and the Splenda brown sugar blend. Will save a few calories.



Apple-Caramel-Crumble-CheeseCake-MinisHave also made this as a mini cupcake apple crumble cheesecake cupcake. Instead of the springform pan use the mini cheesecake baking sheets with removable bottoms. To save time use a cookie as the base layer. I used Celebration Caramel Truffle Butter Cookies.

Celebration Caramel Truffle Butter Cookies

 

This Video has incorrect ingredient amounts ignore and use the above recipe’s amounts instead. Does show you how to put it together correctly.

 

 

Apple Streusel Cheesecake

Apple Streusel Cheesecake
Do you love apple pie and cheesecake? If so, you must try this is a delicious apple streusel cheesecake recipe that beautifully combines both
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Serves: 8
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Ingredients
  • CRUST
  • Graham crackers 22 HoneyMaid Graham Wafers crushed
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • APPLE CHEESECAKE FILLING
  • 4 granny smith apples
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 pound of cream cheese
  • ½ stick of butter
  • ¾ cup sugar substitute (or normal sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup light golden raisins
  • ¼ vanilla bean or ½ tsp. of vanilla
  • STREUSEL TOPPING
  • ½ teaspoon apple spice or ground cinnamon
  • ½ stick unsalted butter, cold, and cut into thin pieces
  • ½ cup ground walnuts
  • ½ cup sugar substitute (or normal sugar)
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
Directions
  1. CRUST
  2. Crush the graham wafers then combine with the melted butter and press into a spring form pan.
  3. FILLING
  4. Peel and core the apples. Then cut them into about slices ½ inch thick.
  5. In a medium sized pan over medium heat, melt the butter and sauté the apple chunks until they become soft and golden. Once they have become soft put them aside to cool down.
  6. In a medium sized bowl, add the sugar and cream cheese. Using a sharp knife, split open the vanilla bean piece lengthwise. Use your knife to scrap out all of the black seeds into the bowl. Mix everything together until the texture is smooth.
  7. Add an egg, one at a time, mixing after adding each one.
  8. Add the light golden raisins, cornstarch, and flour. Mix.
  9. Add the cream cheese filling and smooth the top out so everything is even.
  10. Apple CheeseCakeStick the softened apple chunks into the filling so that the top ⅓ of the apples chunks still show on the top. Start from the outside and work your way inwards in circles.
  11. STRUESEL
  12. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the cinnamon, butter, walnuts, sugar, and flour until the mixture becomes crumbly.
  13. Evenly spread out the topping over the filling Bake at 320 degrees Fahrenheit until the topping becomes golden. This can take anywhere from 40 minutes to 70 minutes. Start checking it at 40 minutes though and then check on it every 5 minutes.
  14. Remove the apple streusel cheesecake tart from oven and allow it to cool on a wire rack. Once it is cool enough to touch the bottom of the pan, you can remove the sides of the pan. You can then slide the Cheesecake off the bottom pan and onto a cake stand. Allow for the cake to cool down for an hour or two before serving. Then immediately refrigerate it. . Drizzle Awesome Caramel Sauce on just before serving.
Notes
You could use an 8 inch square pan and place the graham wafers directly on the bottom rather than crushing and making a crust.

 

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