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Caramel Apple Cheesecake

by Emma on October 3, 2011

in Dessert

I’m not going to pretend I’m a cheesecake lover. I’m not. I wouldn’t say I dislike cheesecake, it’s just on the first (or even third, fourth or fifth) thing I think of when planning a dessert. But when a friend calls and asks you to bring a cake to a surprise birthday party and he mentions that she likes cheesecake but he thought a more traditional cake would be better for everyone to enjoy… well… you just have to make one of each, now don’t you?

Or I’m a big sweetie.

But I think I just ruined it by saying that.

Darn it. So close.

I had a piece of this cake at the party, and it was good! This makes a thinner version of a cheesecake (as you can see in the picture). I almost want to call it a cheesecake tart as it’s not your usual huge, thick slice kind. But the addition of apples and caramel really put this cake over the top!

Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Needed: 8-9 graham crackers, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 5 tablespoons melted butter, 1 can apple pie filling (or you can make your own), 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 2 eggs, 1/3 cup sugar, caramel and cinnamon sticks to garnish.

In a food processor or a zip-lock bag (with a little more effort) finely crush the graham crackers. Combine them with the brown sugar and melted butter and press into an even layer at the bottom of a spring form pan. On top of crust layer the apple pie filling.

In a bowl combine the cream cheese, lemon juice, eggs and sugar until nearly smooth (you don’t too many lumps, but a few is fine). Spread over the apple pie filling. Bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes. Allow to cool for a few hours (or you can refrigerate over night). Before serving drizzle a little caramel over the top and garnish with cinnamon sticks to be fancy. :)

xo. Emma


Jaclyn T October 3, 2011 at 3:52 am

This looks yummy! I want to make a pumpkin cheesecake soon.

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Lauren Helen October 3, 2011 at 3:57 am

I’m not huge on cheesecakes either, but this actually looks really good and really simple!


Rae Veda October 3, 2011 at 4:08 am

That looks so good. I can’t wait to start making pies this Winter. xo, rv

dena miller October 3, 2011 at 4:15 am

I do love cheese cake and apple pie… I will have to try this.
Thanks for sharing♥

stephanie kelley October 3, 2011 at 4:35 am

Emma this looks so amazing I will have to try this recipe out :)


Emma October 3, 2011 at 4:49 am

Omg I love caramel and apple ♥
Looks so yum.
I’m not a big fan of cheesecake either but I could definately see myself eating this (:

xo, Emma

Dragonfly´s jewelry October 3, 2011 at 6:26 am

Mňam! I really want to taste!! ;) ) … and need to try this recipe! :o )

ねこちゃん October 3, 2011 at 6:53 am

I’m also not a cheesecake fan but this version made my mouth watery! I love apple pie ☆ミ(o*・ω・) thanks for sharing this recipe!

Krystal October 3, 2011 at 6:54 am

Looks amazing! I’m a sucker for cheesecake I must admit. Definitely have to try this! :)

Sarah Rooftops October 3, 2011 at 7:12 am

Nah, you’re still a sweetie! And the cheesecake looks great.

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries October 3, 2011 at 7:30 am

I am a huuuge cheesecake addict plus I love everything with apples so this would surely be right up my alley! Sounds wonderful, I think I´ll have to try to make it! ;)

Marie-Claire October 3, 2011 at 9:03 am

sounds really good to me! guess you could call me a cheesecake lover though ;)

Hannah Clare October 3, 2011 at 12:23 pm

This looks amazing! I think I died when I saw the first picture.

Lauren October 3, 2011 at 12:38 pm

I hate cleaning my food processor, so I almost always do the plastic-bag method of graham cracker bashing. I think it’s much more fun! :-) I’ve also used homemade breadcrumbs that I keep in the freezer as a cheesecake crust. That works well, too.

Well, I love caramel and apple, so this sounds delicious–perfect for fall.

Stefanie-Anne October 3, 2011 at 1:35 pm

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marla October 3, 2011 at 2:48 pm

does this qualify for breakfast food since there’s apples in it? i sure hope so :)

Gina_AcuteDesigns October 3, 2011 at 4:04 pm

I am not a huge cheesecake fan either. I’ll eat it, but I would never choose it as my dessert of choice. My husband loves it, so I will make one for him every now and then. I always use part mascarpone cheese and part cream cheese. It is SO much better with mascarpone. Creamier and better tasting all around :) .

Kacie @ A Collection of Passions October 3, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Yum! That looks so amazing. I’m not a big cheesecake fan either but that looks and sound great!


Hanna October 3, 2011 at 5:23 pm

oh, this looks so tasty! and seriously, how can you not be a cheesecake lover? maybe you just have to try my grandma’s one ;)

Jules October 3, 2011 at 6:43 pm

Oh this looks so tasty! I can’t wait until u-pick apples are in season here so that I can give this one a try.

LauraJane October 3, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Holy YUM. I am seriously drooling a little bit right now. I wish I could eat this right NOW! Sooo going to have to attempt this recipe, thanks so much for sharing it!

Ashlee October 3, 2011 at 8:14 pm

You’ve combined two of my favorite things! I’m in love! This looks amazingly scrumptious! Thanks for sharing! <3

grace October 3, 2011 at 8:45 pm

I’m not a big cake person in general – but when it comes to cheesecake, especially chocolate cheesecake I’m in LOVE – this looks really good though and I LOVE caramel apples!


Collette Osuna October 4, 2011 at 10:51 am

Now THIS is some kinda cheesecake!!! Looks awesome:)

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Nancy October 4, 2011 at 11:47 am

It looks delicious!


gina October 4, 2011 at 12:31 pm
Sydney October 5, 2011 at 1:12 am

This looks so good!!! I am a huge cheesecake fan and this one looks delish!! I def will have to try it out!

Ellie October 5, 2011 at 11:19 am

Oh my, this looks so delicious! I need this in my life! This is definitely going in my recipes folder :)

Divya Yadava October 7, 2011 at 12:34 am

This looks beautiful! I love fall and all the eating that comes with the season! Bring on the cheescakes..

Amy @ Crazy Random Happenstances October 7, 2011 at 3:53 am

Yum! That looks incredible!

hassam, October 8, 2011 at 12:48 pm

I do love cheese cake and apple pie…but so nice…

Kristin October 9, 2011 at 3:05 pm

I made this for my mom’s birthday & it was a huge hit!! Thanks so much!!