Saturday, April 6, 2013

Caramel Apple Cheesecake


Awhile back I posted that I wanted a cheesecake. Tons of people gave suggestions. I got one suggestion from a fan Dave Young. He mentioned a Caramel Apple Cheesecake. I got hooked on the idea. So I formed this recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did :-)

1. Make your caramel sauce...I used this recipe for Salted Caramel  from Hugs and Cookies but I left out the extra salt. I love this caramel :-) You need to let this cool down.
Crust:
2 C. Crushed Graham Crackers
1/2 C. Butter
2 T Sugar
TIP: I learned this from friends, when you use your spring form pan cut a circle of parchment paper for the inside. It helps it not stick.. 
Crush your Graham crackers to crumbs. Add in melted butter and sugar. Put it in your spring form pan, and smash it down. Bake for 10 minutes.  Take out while you make the batter. 

While its baking you can mix up your cheesecake

Cheesecake Batter
1 1/2 C of Finely diced apples( I used Granny Smith)
(Make sure you pat them dry)
2 C. Sour Cream
4 Boxes of Cream Cheese(softened)
6 Eggs
2 Tsp Vanilla
1/2 C. Flour
1C Sugar
3 Spoonfuls of caramel sauce
In a bowl mix your cream cheese, then add your flour and sugar. Add eggs one at a time beating till each is done.  Add in your sour cream, vanilla. Fold in the finely diced apples. Pour into the pan...Now add your caramel sauce, and take a butter knife and swirl it around.

Now you can slice your apples thin like this and put it on it if you want, your you can leave it off. Again make sure you pat the apples dry so to leave out the extra moisture.

Now put it in the oven at 375 for 55 minutes....Take out and let it cool for 20 minutes. Release from the spring form pan. Let it chill for 2-3 hours.

Topping:
Drizzle of Caramel
3 Handfuls of walnuts(can omit if you want)

 When it has chilled, you can add chopped walnuts, and then drizzle the caramel sauce over your cheesecake. 

Slice it and serve w/ whip cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

4 comments:

  1. This sounds amazing... I love cheesecake and caramel sauce so the two with apples would be wonderful. Pinning it

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  2. I am drooling Lyss, can't wait to make your cheesecake! Nettie

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  3. I could definitely go for that.

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