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Caramel Apple Pie Cheesecake

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This caramel apple pie cheesecake incorporates the best of an apple pie and cheesecake all rolled into one delicious treat!

This dessert is as heavenly as it sounds. It’s very rich and even for the sweetness addict one piece is enough. However,when you do eat it you will be in bliss. This desert can be a bit of a process but you won’t feel it and honestly is worth every second you spend on it. I  have been making it for years and it has become a family favorite.

First start with the Caramel:

8tbs of Unsalted Butter

1/2 Heavy whipping cream

1 cup packed light brown sugar

You can use store bought but this deliciousness is one of a kind and I highly recommend taking the homemade route.

To make the caramel sauce, combine the butter, heavy cream and brown sugar in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat.  Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly.  Once it reaches a boil, lower the heat to medium and continue to boil until the mixture is thickened, about 8 minutes.  Remove from heat and let cool.

Caramel Apple Pie Cheesecake

For the crust:
1½ cups graham cracker crumbs
3 tbsp. sugar
½ tsp. cinnamon
5 1/3 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
½-¾ cup caramel* (recipe below)
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat the oven to 375° F.  Line the bottom of a 9-inch round springform pan with parchment paper.  In a medium mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, cinnamon and melted butter.  Toss with a fork until all the crumbs are moistened and the ingredients are evenly mixed.  Transfer the mixture to the prepared springform pan and press the crumbs in an even layer over the pan bottom and about half to two-thirds of the way up the sides of the pan.  Bake for 6-8 minutes, until golden in color.  Let cool for about 10 minutes.  Pour a layer of caramel into the bottom of the crust and sprinkle evenly with the chopped pecans.  Refrigerate the crust while you prepare the filling.

Caramel Apple Pie Cheesecake

 

For the apple filling:
5 tbsp. unsalted butter
½ cup light brown sugar, tightly packed
¼ tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
5 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced ( I have a heavy hand so mine come out thicker than they should.lol)

 To make the apple filling, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.  Mix in the brown sugar, salt and cinnamon and cook for 1 minute, until bubbling.  Mix in the apple slices and toss well to coat.  Cook over medium to medium-high heat until tender and most of the liquid has been reduced, about 15-20 minutes.  Let cool for a few minutes and pour into the prepared pie shell.  Set aside.

Caramel Apple Pie Cheesecake

 Reduce the heat of the oven to 350° F.

For the cheesecake part:
8 oz. cream cheese
¼ cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice

 To make the cheesecake layer, combine the cream cheese and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on medium speed until smooth, about 1 minute.   Mix in the vanilla, egg and lemon juice until fully incorporated and smooth, 1-2 minutes.  Spread the cheesecake filling into an even layer over the top of the cooked apples in the crust.  Bake until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes.  Remove from the oven, transfer to a wire rack and let cool to room temperature.  Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

Caramel Apple Pie Cheesecake

And the Topping:

For the topping:
¾ cup heavy cream
3-4 tbsp. confectioners’ sugar
¼-½ cup caramel
Chopped pecans (or walnuts)

Carefully remove the sides of the springform pan. For the Topping, beat the heavy cream and confectioners’ sugar on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form.  Spread gently over the top of the chilled cheesecake layer.  Top with  caramel sauce . Sprinkle with a handful of chopped nuts, if desired.

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Caramel Apple Pie Cheesecake

 

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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39 Comments

  • Reply Deborah D

    This looks so yummy! I can’t wait to make it.

    December 31, 2016 at 5:42 pm
  • Reply Treen Goodwin

    Looks and sounds scrumptious , thanks for sharing , a must try 🙂

    December 13, 2016 at 7:36 am
  • Reply shannon fowler

    This sounds beyond amazing! I would need to bring this to a party or something because I would end up eating the whole thing myself if I didn’t

    November 19, 2016 at 3:49 pm
  • Reply Mandy P

    I just ate an apple with caramel sauce with lunch today! This looks equally wonderful!

    April 2, 2016 at 10:40 pm
  • Reply Rosie

    wow this combines my faves of apple pie and cheesecake! This looks so good I’m thinking everyone will be talking about it all year – I must make at least two – one for me, me, me, and one for sharing!!!

    September 29, 2015 at 11:05 am
  • Reply Sue E

    Oh my – I just had to pin this!! I am going to make this for Christmas. It has a lot of my favorite ingredients and I love graham cracker crusts! I may just be in a diabetic coma for my wedding anniversary which is the day after Christmas :}

    November 2, 2014 at 2:29 am
  • Reply Angela A Simmons

    Oh my goodness this look so good my mouth is watering. Sucks Im on a water fast for detoxing purposes right now :/ when I get of this is the 1st thing Im going to make

    October 22, 2014 at 4:31 pm
  • Reply Lara Clinton

    This looks insanely good. I love apples and cheesecake!

    May 26, 2014 at 10:15 am
  • Reply Morgan E.

    Oh my! This looks so yummy!!! I am going to have to try this!!!!

    February 26, 2014 at 9:33 am
  • Reply gigi borden

    oh my goodness gracious this looks simply amazing! i will HAVE to try this! thanks!!!

    February 5, 2014 at 3:25 pm
  • Reply Sarah Elyce

    This looks fantastic, I will have to make this soon. Caramel and apple is probably my favorite combination out there. YUM!

    February 5, 2014 at 12:34 pm
  • Reply Tree L.

    OMG.. this looks amazing! The hubby would love this…pinning, so I can make it later! Thanks!

    February 5, 2014 at 7:32 am
  • Reply Gabrielle Dennison

    I will make this for my dad and he will blow his cholesterol check I’m fairly certain.

    February 4, 2014 at 10:26 pm
  • Reply Dorothy Boucher

    this definitely looks delicious, love all the ingredients you added , i’m sure it must taste yummy as it lookes 😉 hehe thanks for share

    February 4, 2014 at 3:24 pm
  • Reply JacqDanielle

    Oh my goodness this looks so decadent! I’m going to try it for one of my lunches with my girlfriends

    February 4, 2014 at 12:49 pm
  • Reply Mary Schuh

    I made this and it was amazing. Thanks!

    February 4, 2014 at 12:26 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth Maxwell

    Oh I love a good cheesecake recipe! Can’t wait to give this one a try!

    February 3, 2014 at 12:53 pm
  • Reply Amanda Saucedo

    OMG yum!!!!!

    February 2, 2014 at 3:32 pm
  • Reply Shannon

    That looks so good, thank you for sharing this with us.

    February 2, 2014 at 9:59 am
  • Reply Beth Dodd

    Looks delicious!

    February 2, 2014 at 9:10 am
  • Reply Leela R.

    Looks like a pretty doable recipe for a decadent dessert. Thanks for the recipe.

    February 2, 2014 at 12:53 am
  • Reply Marcia Lee

    This is one of those recipes that leaves out the calories, isn’t it? I looks so delicious and the ingredients even made my mouth water.

    February 1, 2014 at 8:58 pm
  • Reply Anna R G (A @ Monkey Tales)

    WOW!!! Looks amazing

    February 1, 2014 at 6:15 pm
  • Reply candy kratzer wenzel

    This sounds heavenly. Thanks for the recipe.

    February 1, 2014 at 5:09 pm
  • Reply Mia Dave

    looks delish!

    February 1, 2014 at 12:15 pm
  • Reply Pao

    This looks delicious!!!

    February 1, 2014 at 8:56 am
  • Reply Erin K.

    Holy moly, this looks so good! I love cheesecake. This will need to be the recipe I try next! Thanks!

    February 1, 2014 at 6:08 am
  • Reply Reena

    Sinful delights..always my weakness!

    February 1, 2014 at 2:05 am
  • Reply Meagan BS

    wow this looks incredible!!

    January 31, 2014 at 2:18 pm
  • Reply Ani

    looks so easy and so tasty! Cant wait to try it!

    January 31, 2014 at 10:15 am
  • Reply maria carrasco

    This looks so delicious! I have to try it. My husband would love this cheesecake. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

    January 30, 2014 at 10:12 pm
  • Reply Meg A

    Holy cow, this look rich + delicious! Gonna have to try this one for sure!

    January 30, 2014 at 5:16 pm
  • Reply Hillary H

    Where was this recipe during the holidays?! Lol. It looks amazing!!

    January 30, 2014 at 5:06 pm
  • Reply Cynthia Dingwell

    Sounds delicious! My husband would absolutely love this; and so would I! TY 🙂

    January 30, 2014 at 2:39 pm
  • Reply kewkew

    This looks absolutely divine! Not sure if the children would like it, but that is okay, more for the hubby and I.
    I would love for you to stop by and share on this week’s Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen.
    http://totsandme.blogspot.com/2014/01/kids-and-mom-in-kitchen-70-fruit-salad.html

    Have a great day!

    January 30, 2014 at 1:34 pm
  • Reply Tracy Dennison

    This sounds so good, I think I might make it before I really buckle down to loose baby weight!

    January 30, 2014 at 1:33 pm
  • Reply Candy Stephenson-Otoya

    I will be trying this out!!!!!

    January 30, 2014 at 1:22 pm
  • Reply Susan S., TN

    OMG!! My 2 favorites, caramel apple & cheesecake.. I can not wait to make this!! Thank u so much for sharing this!!!

    January 30, 2014 at 12:35 pm
  • Reply Mary Schuh

    Oh my goodness! This looks incredibly delicious! I wish my husband liked cheesecake! Maybe I could eat one by myself! lol Or I could make a smaller version!

    January 30, 2014 at 11:53 am
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