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Maple Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Maple Caramel Apple Cheesecake, an easy homemade dessert recipe, a filling made with fresh apples, and a delicious pecan caramel topping.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 508kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen

Ingredients

COOKIE CRUST

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (or digest cookie crumbs which I prefer)
  • 1/2 cup ground pecans
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted)

APPLE FILLING

  • 3 apples (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch

CHEESECAKE FILLING

  • 12 ounces cream cheese (regular room temperature, remove from fridge 30 minutes before)
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg (large)

MAPLE CARAMEL SAUCE

  • 1/4 cup good quality caramel sauce
  • 1 tablespoon real maple syrup
  • broken pecans for sprinkling

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350°.  Grease and flour a 7 inch spring form cake pan.

COOKIE CRUST

  • Mix together crumbs, ground pecans and butter and spread evenly on the bottom of prepared cake pan.  Bake for 5 minutes. 

APPLE FILLING

  • In medium pot add butter and melt over low heat, add brown sugar, chopped apples and cinnamon, stir to combine and continue cooking on low medium heat for approximately 10-15 minutes, stirring often, then add cornstarch, stir to combine and cook for approximately 3 minutes or until the mixture thickens, once it has thickened remove from heat and let cool. Then pour 3/4 of the mixture over the baked crust.  (the other 1/4 set aside and refrigerate until needed).

CHEESECAKE FILLING

  • In a medium bowl whip the cream cheese until light and fluffy, then add the sugar, vanilla and eggs, and beat until smooth.  Pour over the apple mixture. Bake in pre-heated oven for approximately 30-35 minutes**.  Cool and refrigerate 3 hours before serving or even over night.  Top with Maple Caramel Sauce before serving.  Enjoy!

MAPLE CARAMEL SAUCE

  • In a small pot add the 1/4 apple filling, caramel sauce and maple syrup heat just until warm, stirring to combine.  Pour over chilled Apple Cheesecake and sprinkle with broken pecans.  Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 508kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 394mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 1060IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1.3mg