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Applecrisp Cheesecake

What do you do when you have guest for dinner? Do you make the entire meal or do you ask them bring something?
It varies for me. Sometimes I like to do the entire thing, and sometimes the guests contribute. That way we share the cost and preparations to ease the event for the hostess.
I love that our friends enjoy contributing to that kind of dinner. It sure makes it easier, and they know that when it is their turn to host, we all bring something in return as well.
My cousin Doris brought this delicious cheesecake for dessert that I just had to share with you! Next time you are asked to bring dessert somewhere, consider this Apple Crisp Cheesecake.  Mmm,so good! Thanks Doris.

  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  1. Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth and creamy. 
  2. Add the flour and mix well.
  3. Pat the dough  on bottom and 1" up the sides of a 9" spring form pan.
Cream Cheese Filling:
  • 2-8 oz / 250g packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Beat cream cheese and sugar until well blended.
  2. Add 1 egg at a time beating after each egg addition.
  3. Add vanilla beat again mixing well.
  4. Spread over crust.
Apple Crumble:
  • 4 cups sliced apples
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  1. Layer the raw apples over the cream cheese filling.
  2. Combine ingredients until crumbly and sprinkle over apples.
  3. Place the spring form pan on a parchment lined cookie sheet for easy clean up. Bake at 450 for 10 minutes. 
  4. Reduce temperature to 300 and continue baking 1 hour longer or until golden brown.
  5. Cool on a cooling rack. 
  6. Chill for at least 3 hours before serving.


  1. The thing I like about your recipes is that the ingredients are raw products I can actually buy here in Europe. They are also DELICIOUS. My compliments, and thank you!

  2. Thanks for sharing this easy recipe. I've been wanting a recipe of this type since I love chesecake and my husband loves apple pie.

  3. Charlotte - that sounds wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  4. Mmmmm... sounds so good :) The presentation is as beautiful as it looks yummy!
    Thank you so much for your wonderful recipes. Am looking forward to your new cookbook :)

  5. That looks absolutely fantasticly,don't know if I spelled that right, delisiously wonderful to this prego Mama:) ( I think it would even if I wasn't:) Love the idea! I will be making this one very soon:)

  6. Oh my word....this looks so, so good.

  7. that sounds so nice, when our seasons change here from summer to Autumn (fall) I will be trying this "to take to friends" for sure. thank you for sharing!

  8. Do you peel the apples? I love cheesecakes - this one looks so different, delicious, and beautiful! I'm sure it will get further raves after we've all tried it.

    1. Good question yes, for this dessert a peeled apple gives a smoother texture.

  9. What type of apple would be best suited for this cheesecake?

    1. I don't think it matters what apple you use. What ever is on sale is my motto :)

  10. I made this yesterday--it is very, very good. Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Just took it out of the oven and my house smells fantastic!!! Can't wait to serve it!!

  12. Thank you! I made this yesterday for guests, and it turned out wonderfully! Tasted delicious!

  13. Made this the other day and we are totally going to make this a regular!!


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