This Caramel Pecan Apple Pie Cheesecake recipe incorporates the best of an apple pie and cheesecake all rolled into one delicious treat! This dessert is an explosion of flavors in every bite and will be a huge favorite wherever you serve it.
Caramel Pecan Apple Pie Cheesecake recipe
I love caramel apples and that’s why I love this cheesecake! This Caramel Pecan Apple Pie Cheesecake recipe is truly one of my favorite desserts ever made. It has so many various layers of deliciousness that will blow your taste buds away. It is actually a pretty easy dessert to make but may take a bit of time to put together because of the various layers and refrigeration.
That being said you will be so blown away by the sheer deliciousness of this dessert. I promise that you will be blown away by each and every bite.
The bottom layer is a crunchy caramel pecan graham cracker followed by an apple pie layer. Finalized by a creamy cheesecake
This dessert is as heavenly as it sounds. It’s very rich and even for those with a sweet tooth. One piece is more than enough.
However, when you do eat it you will be in bliss. This dessert has always been my go-to for special occasions. I’ve made it during holidays, special dinners, even when we’ve had the priests over for dinner, this is the dessert I go to.
I know that this dessert will be a hit.
How to make the Caramel Pecan Apple Pie Cheesecake
First you’ll start off with the Caramel Layer.
8tbs of Unsalted Butter
1/2 cup 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.
Now for the Crust Layer
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.
How to make the Apple pie filling
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)
Begin by melting 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.
Reduce the heat of the oven to 350° F.
How to make the Cheesecake Layer
8 oz. cream cheese
1 tsp. vanilla extract
¼ cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
Begin by combining 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.
Finally the topping
For the topping:
¾ cup heavy cream
3-4 tbsp. confectioners’ sugar
¼-½ cup caramel (you will probably have some left over from the first part)
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.
I’m telling you this Caramel apple pecan cheesecake is the master of all cheesecakes and will be a glorious addition to any meal.
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Looking for another caramel inspired dessert? Check out these Caramel apple pie bombs that are easy to make and full of a caramel deliciousness in every bite.
Comments & Reviews
Bobbie Stewart says
I’m a sucker for a cheesecake and this looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing.
Michelle James says
This looks and sounds delicious!
Deborah D says
This looks so yummy! I can’t wait to make it.
Treen Goodwin says
Looks and sounds scrumptious , thanks for sharing , a must try 🙂
shannon fowler says
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
Mandy P says
I just ate an apple with caramel sauce with lunch today! This looks equally wonderful!
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!!!
Sue E says
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 :}
Angela A Simmons says
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
Lara Clinton says
This looks insanely good. I love apples and cheesecake!
Morgan E. says
Oh my! This looks so yummy!!! I am going to have to try this!!!!
gigi borden says
oh my goodness gracious this looks simply amazing! i will HAVE to try this! thanks!!!
Sarah Elyce says
This looks fantastic, I will have to make this soon. Caramel and apple is probably my favorite combination out there. YUM!
Tree L. says
OMG.. this looks amazing! The hubby would love this…pinning, so I can make it later! Thanks!
Gabrielle Dennison says
I will make this for my dad and he will blow his cholesterol check I’m fairly certain.
Dorothy Boucher says
this definitely looks delicious, love all the ingredients you added , i’m sure it must taste yummy as it lookes 😉 hehe thanks for share
Oh my goodness this looks so decadent! I’m going to try it for one of my lunches with my girlfriends
Mary Schuh says
I made this and it was amazing. Thanks!
Elizabeth Maxwell says
Oh I love a good cheesecake recipe! Can’t wait to give this one a try!
Amanda Saucedo says
That looks so good, thank you for sharing this with us.
Beth Dodd says
Leela R. says
Looks like a pretty doable recipe for a decadent dessert. Thanks for the recipe.
Marcia Lee says
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.
Anna R G (A @ Monkey Tales) says
WOW!!! Looks amazing
candy kratzer wenzel says
This sounds heavenly. Thanks for the recipe.
Mia Dave says
This looks delicious!!!
Erin K. says
Holy moly, this looks so good! I love cheesecake. This will need to be the recipe I try next! Thanks!
Sinful delights..always my weakness!
Meagan BS says
wow this looks incredible!!
looks so easy and so tasty! Cant wait to try it!
maria carrasco says
This looks so delicious! I have to try it. My husband would love this cheesecake. Thank you for sharing your recipe.
Meg A says
Holy cow, this look rich + delicious! Gonna have to try this one for sure!
Hillary H says
Where was this recipe during the holidays?! Lol. It looks amazing!!
Cynthia Dingwell says
Sounds delicious! My husband would absolutely love this; and so would I! TY 🙂
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.
Have a great day!
Tracy Dennison says
This sounds so good, I think I might make it before I really buckle down to loose baby weight!
Candy Stephenson-Otoya says
I will be trying this out!!!!!
Susan S., TN says
OMG!! My 2 favorites, caramel apple & cheesecake.. I can not wait to make this!! Thank u so much for sharing this!!!
Mary Schuh says
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!