Fall in Love with the Ultimate Apple Crisp Cheesecake Recipe

Welcome, my fellow baking enthusiasts! Today I have a recipe that will leave your taste buds screaming for more – the Apple Crisp Cheesecake Recipe. This recipe is the perfect combination of creamy cheesecake and caramelized apple crisp providing you with the ultimate dessert experience that is sure to impress your friends, family and guests alike.

Do you love the smell of cinnamon? Do pecans make your mouth water? Have you ever experienced the satisfaction of biting into an ooey-gooey caramel apple crisp? Then this recipe is right up your alley!

As you indulge in the different layers of this masterpiece, let me tell you that this recipe is not only delicious but also easy to make. No need to worry about any complicated and time-consuming steps that usually come with baking. Just follow these simple instructions, and you’ll have a dessert that looks like it came straight out of a bakery.

Do not hesitate to give this recipe a try if you’re looking for something new, unique and unforgettable. The Apple Crisp Cheesecake Recipe has all the necessary elements for success from the creamy texture of cheesecake filling topped with cinnamon apples to the irresistible crisp topping.

So, are you ready to embark on this delightful baking journey with me? Grab your apron, and let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Apple Crisp Cheesecake
Apple Crisp Cheesecake

Listen up, baking enthusiasts! Allow me to introduce the apple crisp cheesecake recipe that will change the game for all dessert lovers. With its creamy cheesecake filling topped with cinnamon apples and crisp topping made of brown sugar, oatmeal, flour, and pecans, this dessert will give your taste buds an experience they won’t soon forget.

Why will you love this recipe? First of all, it combines the best of both worlds: the creamy richness of a classic cheesecake and the comforting warmth of apple crisp. Imagine relishing the creamy texture of cheesecake only to be met with the crunchiness of a crisp topping in every bite – an unbeatable delight for your senses!

What’s more, this recipe allows flexibility through various substitutions and variations. You can try different nuts like almonds or walnuts instead of pecans or use ginger in place of cinnamon for a zingy twist. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even experiment with different fruit combinations – like blueberries or strawberries – to personalize your own cheesecake creation.

And don’t be intimidated by the word “cheesecake.” This recipe is actually quite easy to follow and can be conveniently made ahead of time. Plus, its multiple serving options – including mini cheesecakes, cheesecake bars, and even a bread version – make it versatile for any occasion.

So why settle for a basic apple pie when you can indulge in a salted caramel apple crisp cheesecake? Trust me, once you try this recipe, you’ll never go back to boring desserts again.

Ingredient List

 A dessert for any season
A dessert for any season

Now that we know why this Apple Crisp Cheesecake Recipe deserves all of our attention let us get down to the ingredient list, which includes a combination of basic pantry items and some seasonal goodies.

For the apple crisp topping, you will need:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

For the cheesecake filling, you will need:

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature

For the cinnamon apples, you will need:

  • 4 cups peeled and sliced apples
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ginger

For the graham cracker crust, you will need:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed

For the salted caramel sauce [optional], you will need:

  • 1/2cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoonsunsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoonsheavy cream, at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon salt

The Recipe How-To

 A fall classic with a twist
A fall classic with a twist

Now that we’re ready, let’s head straight to the kitchen! Don your apron and let’s start baking our Apple Crisp Cheesecake.

Preparing the Crust

First things first, we’ll be making the crust of our cheesecake. Here are the steps:

  1. In a bowl, mix 1 cup of graham cracker crumbs, 1 cup of chopped pecans, ⅓ cup of melted butter, and ¼ cup of brown sugar.

  2. Mix well until all ingredient are fully incorporated.

  3. Divide the mixture into your mini springform pans using a measuring spoon (about ½ tablespoon in each). Press down the mixture evenly on the bottom with a fork.

  4. Set aside the crusts for later use.

Making the Filling

Now that we have our crusts ready let’s move to making the filling of our Apple Crisp Cheesecake.

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

  2. Using a mixing electric mixer, beat together 16 ounces packages cream cheese until smooth then add in ½ cup granulated sugar and continue mixing until combined.

  3. Add in 2 teaspoons ginger and 2 teaspoons cinnamon along with a pinch of salt. Mix until everything is fully incorporated and set aside.

  4. Next, mix together ½ cup sour cream and 2 beaten eggs in a medium-sized bowl then add in ¼ cup brown sugar, and mix well again.

  5. Gently fold in the sour cream mixture into your blended cream cheese mixture until everything is well-combined.

  6. Now, it’s time to pour our filling into our pre-made crusts, dividing evenly among them all (about ⅓ cup per each mini cheesecake).

  7. Top each mini cheesecake with apple crisp crumble – which is made up of mixing together ¼ cup flour, ¼ cup oatmeal, ¼ cup brown sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons of melted butter in a separate bowl – by adding about a tablespoon or two full on top until covered completely (use extra as needed), pressing down slightly to settle it onto filling.

  8. Place your cheesecakes inside your preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) and bake for around 20-25 minutes or until they’re firm on top but still jiggly in the middle.

  9. Allow them to cool for at least 15-30 minutes before removing them from their pans by running a small knife along edges or popping off ring carefully.

There you have it! Your homemade Apple Crisp Cheesecake is now ready to be tasted and enjoyed with friends or family!

Substitutions and Variations

 A slice of heaven on a plate
A slice of heaven on a plate

Now, let’s talk about some substitutions and variations for this apple crisp cheesecake recipe. I love creating new flavors and twists on classic recipes, so here are some ideas to get you inspired!

Firstly, if you want to switch things up a bit with the crust, try using shortbread crust instead of graham crackers. Shortbread adds a buttery and delicate flavor that pairs perfectly with the creamy cheesecake filling and sweet apple crisp topping.

If you want to make this into a mini dessert for parties or gatherings, you can use a muffin tin instead of a springform pan. This way, you can make individual servings of these delicious apple crisp cheesecake bars.

For those of you who prefer a more tart flavor, try adding lemon juice to the cheesecake filling. The tanginess of the lemon complements the sweetness of the apples and creates a refreshing aftertaste.

If you’re looking for a caramel twist on this recipe, add in some caramel sauce on top of the apple crisp or as an extra drizzle over the cheesecake filling. You can also use salted caramel instead of regular caramel for added flavor complexity.

Finally, don’t be shy to experiment with different types of apples! Granny Smith apples are my go-to for this recipe because they have just the right amount of tartness. However, if you like sweeter apples, go for Honeycrisp or Pink Lady varieties.

Remember that these substitutions and variations are just suggestions – feel free to get creative and come up with your own twists on this tasty apple crisp cheesecake recipe!

Serving and Pairing

 Can't resist that caramel drizzle
Can’t resist that caramel drizzle

As the aroma of the warm apple crisp cheesecake fills the air, my mouth waters in anticipation of enjoying this delicious dessert. Whether served at a family gathering or a dinner party, this dessert will be the highlight of the evening.

When it comes to serving, presentation is key. I like to serve my apple crisp cheesecake on a beautiful cake stand, dusted with powdered sugar, and adorned with fresh apple slices and pecans. The contrast between the soft smooth cheesecake, creamy filling topped with cinnamon apples, and crunchy crisp topping create an indulgent experience for your taste buds.

For those who prefer a sweeter taste, feel free to drizzle salted caramel sauce on top of each slice. The sweet and salty duo will leave you feeling satisfied and craving more! If you want to go all out, you can even top it with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

As for pairing, nothing beats a piping hot cup of coffee or tea after a big serving of apple crisp cheesecake. The warmth from your drink pairs perfectly with the richness of the filling and the crispiness of the topping. Additionally, red wine (such as Pinot Noir) is also an excellent option as it cuts through the richness of the dish.

In conclusion, the Apple Crisp Cheesecake is perfect for any occasion and sure to impress your guests by giving them a meltingly delicious memorable experience!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The perfect balance of sweet and tangy
The perfect balance of sweet and tangy

Now that you have perfected your Apple Crisp Cheesecake, it’s time to consider how to store it for later. This rich and decadent dessert can be a great make-ahead option for special occasions or simply for enjoying as a sweet treat throughout the week.

If you want to make-ahead your Apple Crisp Cheesecake, bake it and let it cool completely before covering it with cling wrap or aluminum foil. Keep it refrigerated for up to 3 days. Before serving, let it come back to room temperature or warm it up gently in the oven or microwave.

If you want to store any leftovers, cut the cheesecake into slices or individual portions and place them in an airtight container. Keep it refrigerated for up to 5 days. Remember that the crisp topping may become softer over time, but the flavors will still be delicious.

To reheat your Apple Crisp Cheesecake, warm slices in the microwave on low power or pop them in the oven at 350F for a few minutes. Be careful not to overheat as this can make the cheesecake dry out or compromise its creamy texture.

Don’t forget about freezing! You can freeze your Apple Crisp Cheesecake for up to one month by wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap and then placing it in an airtight container. Thaw slowly in the refrigerator before reheating as described above.

With these storage tips, you can keep enjoying this divine dessert even after the last slice has been served!

Tips for Perfect Results

 One slice will never be enough
One slice will never be enough

When it comes to creating a perfect apple crisp cheesecake, there are some tips that could be really helpful. The following tips can assist you to achieve the best results with your recipe.

Firstly, it’s essential to use room temperature cream cheese for the filling. This will make it easier to beat and combine the ingredients without any lumps in the mixture. It’s also best to use full-fat cream cheese as it gives the cheesecake its richness and smooth texture.

Secondly, make sure that you don’t overmix the filling when adding the eggs. Overmixing can cause air bubbles which will make your cheesecake rise during baking then fall when cooling. To avoid this, add the eggs one at a time and mix just until each egg is incorporated.

Thirdly, don’t overbake the cheesecake. Overbaking can lead to cracks on the surface of your cheesecake or shrinkage around the edges. Bake it until the edges are set but still wobbly in the center, then let it cool completely before chilling.

Fourthly, for a crumbly crust, don’t forget to chill your crust before baking. When making your crust, evenly press it along the bottom of your pan then refrigerate for about half an hour before baking. This ensures a firm base that will not crumble once cut.

Fifthly, when making caramel sauce for drizzling over the top of your cheesecake, do not stir it while boiling in order to avoid making sugar crystals which can make it grainy. Instead, gently tilt the pan over low heat for even cooking and easy swirling.

Lastly, do not cut your cheesecake while hot or warm as this could cause it to crumble and fall apart. It’s best to wait until your cake is cooled then run a knife under hot water before making each slice to get clean cuts.

By following these tips, you can confidently create an apple crisp cheesecake that has an exquisite taste and perfect texture that will have everyone asking for more.

Bottom Line

As your articulative assistant and a lover of all things sweet, I can wholeheartedly recommend this Apple Crisp Cheesecake Recipe. With its creamy cheesecake filling topped with cinnamon apples and a crispy crumble topping, it’s a dessert that will have everyone begging for more.

But don’t just take my word for it. Look at the ingredient list and see for yourself how mouthwatering everything sounds. From the brown sugar to the oats to the caramel sauce, every ingredient in this recipe is carefully selected for maximum flavor.

So go ahead and try this recipe out for yourself. Use some of the substitutions and variations we’ve listed to make it your own. Serve it up with some coffee or tea, or pair it with a glass of milk for a classic combination.

And when you’re done enjoying your homemade Apple Crisp Cheesecake, don’t forget to share it with family and friends. Whether you make mini cheesecakes, cheesecake bars, or a full-sized cheesecake pie, this dessert is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. So gather around the table and indulge in some deliciousness – because life is short, but dessert is forever!

Apple Crisp Cheesecake

Apple Crisp Cheesecake Recipe

I found this recipe while looking in a cooking for 2 magazine, it sounded delish so I increased the ingredients. Tried it tastes good. It can also be made in a 8 in. spring form pan but I like to make it in a 9 x 13 in. baking dish.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 4 Hours, Apple, Cheesecake, Dessert, Easy, For Large Groups, Fruit
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Calories: 299.7kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3/4 cup oatmeal (quick cooking)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans (optional)
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 4 -5 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal (quick cooking)
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans (optional)


  • CRUST.
  • Grease a 9 x 13 inches baking dish.
  • In a bowl combine cracker crumbs, oatmeal, pecans and brown sugar.
  • Stir in butter.
  • Press onto the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and brown sugar until smooth.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating on low speed, just until combined.
  • Stir in sour cream, cinnamon and ginger.
  • Pour over the crust.
  • Arrange apple slices in rows over the filling.
  • Combine flour, oatmeal, pecans, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl.
  • Cut in butter until crumbly.
  • Sprinkle over the apples.
  • Bake at 350°F for 50 minutes or until center is almost set.
  • Cool on wire rack.
  • When cool refrigerate.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 115g | Calories: 299.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18.4g | Saturated Fat: 10.3g | Cholesterol: 76.2mg | Sodium: 190.6mg | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 21g