Homemade Apple Cheesecake Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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 This Homemade Apple Cheesecake recipe combines flavors and textures of smooth cream cheese, sweet apples and cinnamony graham crackers to make one perfect and easy to make dessert.

Homemade Apple Cheesecake Recipe

Recently I found myself with a good amount of leftover applesauce. I thought it would be fun to try and use it in a cheesecake. Yes, I’ll use almost any reason to try and come up with a new cheesecake. I used a 9 inch springform pan for this. It’s very yummy!

Homemade Apple Cheesecake

Equipment Needed

  • 9 inch springform pan
  • mixing bowl
  • blender
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • meat tenderizer

Ingredients

  • 3x 8 oz Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
  • 8x cinnamon graham crackers, crushed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp apple pie spice
  • 1 cup chunky cinnamon applesauce
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 apple, sliced very thin

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325 f.

Place graham crackers into a baggie. Using the flat side of a meat tenderizer, break the crackers up into crumbs, as fine as you can get them.

In a small bowl combine the graham cracker crumbs and the butter, and mix well.

Place the graham cracker crumb mix into a layer on the bottom of the springform pan.

Homemade Apple Cheesecake Recipe

In mixing bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, apple pie spice and applesauce. Mix on low speed until well blended.

Pour cream cheese mixture into springform pan over the crust.

Homemade Apple Cheesecake Recipe

Place the sliced apples on top for a little decoration and texture.

The apples will brown while cooking. If you prefer, leave them off and place on top of the finished cheesecake as a garnish. I will be leaving them off the next time I make this.

Homemade Apple Cheesecake Recipe

Bake for 1 hour.

Homemade Apple Cheesecake RecipeRemove from oven and cool.

Refrigerate for 2-4 hours before serving.

Homemade Apple Cheesecake Recipe

That’s it!

Serve and enjoy!

If you like cheesecake, be sure to check out my other cheesecake recipes!

Cranberry Cheesecake

Lemon Vanilla Oreo Cheesecake

Oreo Cheesecake

Pressure Cooker Banana Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cheesecake

What’s your favorite kind of cheesecake? Leave a comment!

Homemade Apple Cheesecake

Homemade Apple Cheesecake Recipe

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325 f. Place graham crackers into a baggie. Using the flat side of a meat tenderizer, break the crackers up into crumbs, as fine as you can get them. In a small bowl combine the graham cracker crumbs and the butter, and mix well. Place the graham cracker crumb mix into a layer on the bottom of the springform pan. In mixing bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, apple pie spice and applesauce. Mix on low speed until well blended. Pour cream cheese mixture into springform pan over the crust. Place the sliced apples on top for a little decoration and texture. The apples will brown while cooking. If you prefer, leave them off and place on top of the finished cheesecake as a garnish. I will be leaving them off the next time I make this. Bake for 1 hour. Remove from oven and cool. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours before serving. That’s it! Serve and enjoy!

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    11 comments

    brett December 16, 2013 - 12:40 am

    this looks amazing, val! i love love love apple anything

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    patricia Marsden December 16, 2013 - 7:06 am

    I prefer the universal approach–plain with toppings on the side to suit even the picky/finicky.

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    Mami2jcn December 16, 2013 - 7:59 am

    I’ve never had apple cheesecake…it sounds like a great combo!

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    Lolli @ Better in Bulk December 16, 2013 - 8:48 am

    That cheesecake is gorgeous!

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    Gianna December 16, 2013 - 3:21 pm

    I like mini chocolate chip or tunnel of fudge. I pour homemade fudge on the crust and then pour over the cheesecake batter.

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    Camille December 16, 2013 - 4:22 pm

    I love a red velvet cheesecake!

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    Tammilee Tillison December 16, 2013 - 4:29 pm

    Yum! I love a good cheesecake. I made cheesecake in a jar this weekend and it was fantastic.

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    Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy.com December 16, 2013 - 6:01 pm

    Oh yum! That cheesecake looks really tasty. I love just about any cheesecake 😉

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    Marysa December 16, 2013 - 6:04 pm

    This is a unique recipe! I have some apples that are starting to get soft, I’ll have to make this with them!

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    Liza @ Views From the 'Ville December 16, 2013 - 6:51 pm

    We love cheesecake, and I make it frequently, but I’ve never made nor tried an apple cheesecake before. I’ll bet my husband would enjoy this, so I will have to pin it.

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    Danielle Royalegacy December 17, 2013 - 3:37 pm

    I love the looks of the finished cheesecake – so rustic so delicious!

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