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Baking: Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Serves: 6/10 | Prep Time: 20 mins | Cook Time: 55 mins (with 2 hr fridge time)

So we all know I, Jessica, am not a stranger of making cheesecakes but all one (which we’ll get into in the end) has been no bake cheesecakes, but today, this recipe is somewhat half baked, half refrigerated.

Combining some of the main ingredients of autumn: cinnamon, apples, crumble and with a sweet touch of caramel, we just knew this had to come out delicious! Perfectly paired with a hot cup of freshly brewed tea, you’ve got yourself what we call a Friday night 😉

So what are you waiting for? Get this in the oven and you’re all set for tonight!

If you’d like to have a little giggle for old times sake, watch one of our first ever videos on YouTube making a baked cheesecake in 2015, at the end of this post.

Ingredients:

For the crust:
– 2 cup all-purpose flour
– 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
– 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
– pinch of salt
– 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

For the filling
– 110g cream cheese
– 3/4 cup sugar, plus 2 tbsp divided
– 3 large eggs
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– pinch of salt
– 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored & diced
– 1/2 ground cinnamon

For the topping
– 3/4 cup brown sugar
– 1/4 cup granulated sugar
– 1/2 cup all purpose flour
– 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
– 1/2 cup butter, softened
– 1/2 tsp cinnamon
– Caramel, for serving

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 180. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
2. Make crust: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Add butter and use your hands, or a pastry cutter, to cut the butter into the flour mixture until it’s crumbly and moist. Press into prepared pan and set aside.
3. Make filling: In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and 3/4 cup sugar until light and fluff. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well between each addition. Mix in vanilla and salt. Pour over the crust.

4. In a small bowl, toss together apples, 2 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.

5. Make streusel topping: In a medium bowl, whisk together brown sugar, sugar, flour and oats, then cut in butter with a fork or pastry cutter.

6. Scatter apples on top of the cheesecake mixture, then top with oat mixture.

7. Bake until the cheesecake is only slightly jiggly in the centre for about 55 minutes. Let cool completely, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

8. Before serving, drizzle with caramel sauce and slice.

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24 Comments

  1. Pinkiebag Pinkiebag
    November 10, 2017 / 8:03 pm

    Oh my goodness this looks soo delicious, I just wish that I could have it.

    • Food and Baker
      November 17, 2017 / 10:29 pm

      It honestly was so good! Really wish you could too!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  2. Rachael Shortt
    November 10, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    Mmmmm that sounds so yummy and autumnal! Bet it tasted amazing!PaleGirlRambling xohttp://palegirlrambling.co.uk

    • Food and Baker
      November 17, 2017 / 10:31 pm

      It was so good with a great cup of tea and perfect cosy setting!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  3. Jasmin Quick
    November 10, 2017 / 8:28 pm

    This looks so yummy! I can’t wait to give it a try! X

    • Food and Baker
      November 17, 2017 / 10:32 pm

      Please do let us know if you try it! We'd love to see!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  4. JumpingADream
    November 10, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    This looks lush! I'm not really a fan of cheesecakes though so I am going to try it out on my family! X

    • Food and Baker
      November 17, 2017 / 10:33 pm

      What!? What is it about cheesecakes that you don't like?Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  5. Sophie Hearts
    November 10, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    This looks soooo good and so seasonal! You've made me hungry!x

    • Food and Baker
      November 17, 2017 / 10:38 pm

      Not going to lie, it's better than I thought it'd come out!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  6. Ashleigh Hitter
    November 10, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    This is all I've ever wanted in a cheesecake and more… thanks so much for making my life a little bit sweeter.www.ashleighhitter.co.uk

    • Food and Baker
      November 17, 2017 / 10:38 pm

      Aww that's so sweet, do let us know if you make it!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  7. The Lilac Linnet
    November 10, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    Oh wow this is like the perfect recipe for this time of year!

    • Food and Baker
      November 17, 2017 / 10:39 pm

      That's exactly our thoughts, we're so glad it came out better than expected!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  8. Charlotte Clark
    November 10, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    This looks so good! Sadly I'm not a fan of Apple or caramel in a cake (not really a caramel fan at all!) but my sister would adore this. I'll send her this recipe!

    • Food and Baker
      November 17, 2017 / 10:40 pm

      Hi Charlotte's sister – we'd love to know if you make it!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  9. Clare Wade
    November 10, 2017 / 10:45 pm

    Caramel Apple.. what a great combination! This sounds absolutely heavenly! I normally love sweet cheesecakes as opposed to fruit ones but this sounds perfect! Clare xx | http://www.clayaa.com

    • Food and Baker
      November 17, 2017 / 10:44 pm

      Omg it was so good! Still sweet, but not over powering!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  10. Thebestlifeunplanned
    November 11, 2017 / 2:31 am

    This looks delish!!!! I would need to try and make it g-free!

    • Food and Baker
      November 17, 2017 / 10:45 pm

      Please do let us know what you use as alternatives to make it g-free!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  11. abbeylouisarose
    November 12, 2017 / 4:01 pm

    Now this is what I call a Friday night as well!! I have actually been looking for apple recipes lately because my Mum has quite a few from the orchard near our house that she needs to cook up, so I'll be sending her a link to this recipe! (Hi Mum 👋🏼)! Apple and cinnamon is an unbeatable combo so I have no doubt that this will be just delicious!Abbey 🎄 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • Food and Baker
      November 17, 2017 / 10:50 pm

      Ah that's perfect, this was so meant to be!Hi Abbey's Mum!! Hope you really enjoy this recipe!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  12. Lifethrough Tsg
    November 15, 2017 / 9:42 pm

    Oh Jessica, this looks incredible! You’re so talented at baking, I wish I was better at it! Love Hayley XLifethroughtsg.com

    • Food and Baker
      November 17, 2017 / 10:55 pm

      Oh thank you so much! This turned out better than I thought it would to be fair!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

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