Apple Crumble Cheesecake | Dessert Heaven

  • Digestive biscuits or graham crackers: These provide a flavorful, sturdy base for the cheesecake. You can also use gingersnaps for a spicier flavor.
Apple Crumble Cheesecake Dessert Heaven
  • Cream cheese: Full-fat cream cheese is essential for a rich, creamy texture. Due to the possibility of a less satisfying cheesecake, do not use low or fat-free varieties.
Apple Crumble Cheesecake
  • Sour cream: The sour cream adds a slight spice to the cheesecake, keeping it moist.
Apple Crumble Cheesecake
  • Apples: The best flavor and texture will be obtained by selecting a sweet, firm apple such as Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, or Braeburn.
Apple Crumble Cheesecake
  • Spices: As for apples and cheesecakes, cinnamon and nutmeg are famous pairs but you can spice it up with spices such as ginger or cardamom.

Ingredients Quantities:

Cookie Crust:

Cheesecake Filling:

Step 1: Crafting the Dreamy Crust

Begin by building the foundation of your masterpiece with a flavorful cookie crust. Crush those delicious digestive biscuits or graham crackers into fine crumbs. In a bowl, combine them with the warm, inviting aromas of nutmeg and cinnamon, the sweetness of brown sugar, and the richness of melted butter. The aromatic mixture should be carefully placed on the base of a springform pan and, to create an even crust that’s guaranteed to hold up well for dessert symphony.

Step 2: Apples and Crumble – A Duet of Delight

Step 3: The Star of the Show – Creamy, Dreamy Cheesecake

Place your Apple Crumble Cheesecake in the preheated oven and let it bake for an hour to fifteen minutes. As the timer ticks down, imagine the aromas of apples, cinnamon, and creamy cheesecake filling your kitchen – a symphony of deliciousness awaiting its grand finale.

Finally, the moment arrives! Slice through the chilled cheesecake, revealing the beautiful layers of creamy filling, sweet apples, and golden crumble. Each bite is a delightful explosion of textures and flavors – the smooth cream clinging to the crisp crumble, the sweet apples singing alongside the warm spices, and the buttery crust providing a satisfying base.

Whether you’re hosting a special occasion or simply seeking a decadent dessert, this Apple Crumble Cheesecake will surely impress. So, go ahead, indulge in this match made in dessert heaven, and experience the symphony of flavors in every blissful bite!

Apple Crumble Cheesecake
Apple Crumble Cheesecake

Expert Baking Tips:

  • Bring ingredients to room temperature: This ensures even mixing and prevents lumps, especially for the cream cheese and eggs.
  • Thoroughly Beat the cream cheese: Before you add the other ingredients, cream cheese is beaten to a soft and creamy consistency. That’s enough to give the cheesecake a light, airy texture.
  • Don’t mix the batter too much: A dense, rubbery cheesecake may result from mixing too much. Just before mixing the ingredients, wait till they are mixed.
  • Bake in a water bath: A water bath helps prevent cracking and ensures even baking. Place your springform pan in a larger pan filled with about an inch of hot water.
  • Cool completely before chilling: Allow the cheesecake to cool completely at room temperature before chilling for at least 4 hours, or ideally overnight. This allows the filling to be set properly.
  • Use a sharp knife to slice: Run a sharp knife under hot water and dry it before slicing for clean, smooth cuts.
  • Balanced flavors: This recipe strikes the perfect balance between the sweetness of apples, the richness of cheesecake, and the warmth of spices.
  • Varied textures: The creamy cheesecake filling, tender apples, and crunchy crumble topping create a delightful contrast in textures.
  • Impressive results: Your guests will be delighted with the presentation and taste of this cheesecake.
  • Simple steps: Even for novice bakers, This Apple Crumble Cheesecake recipe is easy to follow.
Apple Crumble Cheesecake
Apple Crumble Cheesecake
  • Caramel drizzle: To the finished cheesecake, add an indulgent touch by adding a layer of caramel sauce.
  • Warm spices: Add a pinch of ground ginger or cardamom to the apple layer for a more warming flavor.
  • Nut crumble: Toast some chopped walnuts or pecans and add them to the crumble for a nutty flavor and crunch.
  • Salted caramel swirl: To create a sweet and salty combination of flavor, add some salted caramel sauce to the cheesecake batter.
  • Different fruits: Experiment with other fruits like pears, peaches, or berries in place of the apples.

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Apple Crumble Cheesecake

Apple Crumble Cheesecake | Dessert Heaven

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Savor the heavenly dance of creamy cheesecake, sweet apples, and buttery crumble in this irresistible Apple Crumble Cheesecake recipe. Sink your teeth into a dessert that combines the best of both worlds – the luxurious richness of cheesecake and the cozy familiarity of apple crumble – for a truly unforgettable treat.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 14 slices
Calories 720 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 200 g Digestive biscuits or graham crackers
  • ½ tsp Ground nutmeg
  • 1.5 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1.5 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 50 g Melted Butter

Apples and Crumble:

  • 150 g Apples diced small (about 1-2 apples)
  • 1 tbsp Granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 100 g All-purpose four
  • 80 g Brown sugar
  • 70 g Softened butter

Cheesecake Filling:

  • 600 g Cream Cheese softened
  • 200 g Granulated sugar
  • 150 g Sour Cream (18% fat), at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp Corn Starch
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 3 Eggs

Instructions
 

Step 1: Crafting the Dreamy Crust

  • Begin by building the foundation of your masterpiece with a flavorful cookie crust. Crush those delicious digestive biscuits or graham crackers into fine crumbs. In a bowl, combine them with the warm, inviting aromas of nutmeg and cinnamon, the sweetness of brown sugar, and the richness of melted butter. The aromatic mixture should be carefully placed on the base of a springform pan and, in order to create an evenly crust that's guaranteed to hold up well for dessert symphony.

Step 2: Apples and Crumble – A Duet of Delight

  • Next, add a layer of contrasting textures and flavors to your cheesecake canvas. Dice those juicy apples into bite-sized pieces, allowing them to soak up the warmth of cinnamon and a touch of sugar. In a separate bowl, create a symphony of crunch with the all-purpose flour, brown sugar, and softened butter. Mix them until you have a crumbly, golden mixture – the perfect melody to top your apple layer.

Step 3: The Star of the Show – Creamy, Dreamy Cheesecake

  • Now, it's time for the star of the show – the luscious cheesecake filling. In a mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until it's smooth and creamy, like a gentle summer breeze. Gradually add the sugar, letting it melt into the cream cheese embrace. Then, incorporate the sour cream, cornstarch, and vanilla extract, ensuring each addition blends seamlessly. Lastly, one by one, whisk in the room-temperature eggs, watching as the filling becomes light and airy – a promise of the decadent texture to come.

Step 4: Baking Your Delicious Dream

  • Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C) and prepare to witness the magic unfold. Carefully pour the creamy cheesecake filling into the prepared crust, snuggling it around the apples and crumble. Sprinkle the golden crumble topping over the cheesecake, letting it become a blanket of anticipation for the baking to come. Place your Apple Crumble Cheesecake in the preheated oven and let it bake for an hour to fifteen minutes. As the timer ticks down, imagine the aromas of apples, cinnamon, and creamy cheesecake filling your kitchen – a symphony of deliciousness awaiting its grand finale.

Step 5: Unveiling the Dessert Masterpiece

  • Once the cheesecake is set, turn off the oven and let it cool inside for at least an hour. This allows the filling to set beautifully and ensures a perfect slice every time. Then, transfer the cheesecake to the refrigerator and chill for at least 4 hours, or ideally overnight, for the ultimate taste and texture.

Step 6: Savor the Creamy, Fruity, Crunchy Bliss

  • Finally, the moment arrives! Slice through the chilled cheesecake, revealing the beautiful layers of creamy filling, sweet apples, and golden crumble. Each bite is a delightful explosion of textures and flavors – the smooth cream clinging to the crisp crumble, the sweet apples singing alongside the warm spices, and the buttery crust providing a satisfying base.

Notes

Expert Baking Tips:

  • Bring ingredients to room temperature: This ensures even mixing and prevents lumps, especially for the cream cheese and eggs.
  • Thoroughly Beat the cream cheese: Before you add the other ingredients, cream cheese is beaten to a soft and creamy consistency. That’s enough to give the cheesecake a light, airy texture.
  • Don’t mix the batter too much.: A dense, rubbery cheesecake may result from mixing too much. Just before mixing the ingredients, wait till they are mixed.
  • Bake in a water bath: A water bath helps prevent cracking and ensures even baking. Place your springform pan in a larger pan filled with about an inch of hot water.
  • Cool completely before chilling: Allow the cheesecake to cool completely at room temperature before chilling for at least 4 hours, or ideally overnight. This allows the filling to set properly.
  • Use a sharp knife to slice: Run a sharp knife under hot water and dry it before slicing for clean, smooth cuts.
Keyword Apple Cheesecake, Apple Crisp Cheesecake, Apple Crumble Cheesecake

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