Apple Pie Cheesecake

A question was asked, I won’t say by whom (but you know who you are) about how could you combine Pie with Cheesecake? Each being a favorite of two of my close friends. The debate continued further and got very involved, here is my solution to ‘the problem. Of course, if anyone else has other suggestions of possible hybrids( it doesn’t need to be an apple pie) please post in the comments section. This recipe makes one deep, 9 inch pie plate.

Apple Pie Cheesecake

Crust

  • 1/4 cup of butter softened
  • 1 1/4 cups of graham crumbs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Apple Pie Filling/ Topping

  • 3-4 Medium sized good baking apples, I used Cortlands. Washed, peeled cored and sliced.
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbs butter
  • a pinch of salt
  • a pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp each, cinnamon and cardamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp white sugar(depending on how sweet you like it)
  • 1 tsp white flour
  • 1 tbs heavy cream

Cheesecake

  • 1 package of cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 3  large free-range eggs

Method

Preheat oven to 350

Make the crust. In a Medium bowl bring butter to room temperature and add graham crumbs and cinnamon. Press into a greased 9 inch pie plate ensuring its as evenly spread out as possible.

Make the filling. In a medium sauce pan melt butter over medium heat. Add Apples, spices, sugars and lemon juice. Stir to combine then cover and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring once.  WHen apples are tender sprinkle flour over and stir well when mixture begins to thicken add cream. Pour hot apple mixture into pie plate until it is half full, if you have remaining apple filling use it to top when serving.

To make the cheesecake. In a medium bowl combine cream cheese and suagr with an electric mixture until smooth. Add vanilla and lemon juice, scraping any thing down from the sides of the bowl and blend again. Add one egg at a time mixing until smooth. When all is combined pour over apple mixture in pie plate. Bake in over baout 30-35 minutes until almost set in the centre. Let cool on racks then store in firdge. This is best made a day before and served at room temperature. Top with remanding apple filling and carmel sauce if you want the extra sweetness.

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4 thoughts on “Apple Pie Cheesecake

  1. This was the most amazing thing I’ve ever eaten! Thanks so much for making it and if any of you out there are looking for a desert to wow your friends with give this a shot! You will not be disappointed!!

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