Thursday, September 6, 2012

Caramel Apple Cheesecake



Last week I was reading different blogs and came across a recipe for Personal Apple Pie Cheesecakes with Caramel Sauce from Mommy's Sweet Confessions.  It sounded amazing and I knew I wanted to make a Caramel Apple Cheesecake for my Mom's birthday.  One of her favorite cheesecakes is an Apple Cheesecake from The Cheesecake factory.  I was off and running from there.

I decided to use my cheesecake recipe and adapt it.  I made a graham cracker crust, an apple pie filling, and I used a store bought Dulce de Leche.  I must tell you that I made it for my Mom's birthday last Sunday and it was truly amazing.  So I want to thank Lindsay for giving me the inspiration for this cheesecake.

Here it is, without further ado, Caramel Apple Cheesecake.

Ingredients:

Filling:
5 8 oz packages cream cheese softened
6 eggs
1 pt sour cream
2 cups sugar
2 TB cornstarch
1 tsp vanilla

Crust:
1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter melted

Apple Pie Filling:
3 apples - peeled, cored, and cut into cubes
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1 TB cornstarch
1/4 cup water

3 cans Dulce de Leche - you can find it in the section with sweetened condensed milk in the store

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a  10 inch spring form pan with nonstick cooking spray.


Mix the ingredients  for the pie crust and press firmly into the bottom and part way up the sides of the spring form pan.  About 1/2 inch up the side of the pan.  Bake for 20 minutes.  Set aside when done.


In a saucepan add the apples, sugar, water, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and bring to a boil.  Then simmer until apples are tender about 15 minutes.  Once apples are cooked add the cornstarch to thicken the apple pie filling.  Cook another 3 to 4 minutes.  When thickened set aside.


Next add your softened cream cheese to a mixing bowl and whip your cream cheese with you mixer.  Once the cream cheese is whipped add the eggs one egg at a time.  You will need to scrape down the sides of your bowl every once in a while to make sure that it is mixed well.  Next add the sour cream, and mix well.  Next add the sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla.  Mix well until the cream cheese mixture is smooth.  There should not be any lumps in your filling.




Next put your apple pie filling on the bottom of your pie crust.  It should be about 1/2 inch from the sides of the pan.  Then pour your cheesecake mixture over the apple pie filling.

You will next need to put 1 can of Dulce de Leche in a bowl and heat in the microwave until runny.  It took mine about a minute and a half.  You don't want it too runny, but you want it pourable.  Pour in a swirling pattern in the cheese cake.  Then take a knife and swirl the Dulce de Leche through your cheesecake.



Bake cheesecake for 1 hour and 20 minutes.  It should be pretty firm in the middle and lightly browned on top.  ( if it still shakes in the middle it is not done.  It will rise in the middle, but not as high as the edges.) It is okay if it cracks, that is normal.

Once done, turn the oven off and leave in the oven for 1 hour with the door open.  Next 1/2 release the pan and keep in oven for another 30 minutes with the door open.

Then take the cheesecake out of the oven and cover and put in the refrigerator to finish cooling.  After a couple of hours you will heat the other 2 cans of Dulce de Leche like you did with the first can.  This can be a little thicker then last time, because you are going to spread it over the top of the cheesecake.  You can then put it back in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve it, or serve it  now.


This serves 12 to 16 depending on the size of the pieces you cut.

This turned out great, everyone loved it, especially my Mom.  Let me know what you think of this recipe.  I hope that all of you like it too.

Enjoy!!!
Debi
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56 comments:

  1. Hey! Found and followed you through Mom's Library Blog Hop. I just love your blog!

    Hope you check mine out as well :)
    http://www.the-not-so-desperate-chef-wife.com/

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    1. Hi Krista,
      Thanks so much for coming over. I'm following you now also.
      Debi

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  2. I think your blog is very inspiring, i enjoyed reading it. Lets follow each other! I am dreaming of having more than 25 followers. I wold really appreciate it xxx

    http://babyemilycloset.blogspot.co.uk/


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    1. Hi Julia,
      I'm happy that you enjoyed my blog. Thanks so much for visiting. I'm following you also.
      Debi

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  3. This does sound truly amazing! Bookmarking it now!

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    1. Hi Kathleen,
      I'm happy you like the cheesecake recipe. Let me know what you think. Thanks for coming by.
      Debi

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  4. Yummy! I had to pin this one to try later. I am your newest follower on Pinterest and Google+.

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    1. Hi Jen,
      Thank you so much for following and pinning.
      Debi

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  5. Happy to inspire! Your version looks delectable!

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    1. Hi Lindsay,
      I'm so happy you came by. I really appreciate it. Yours looked so good. Thank you so much for the inspiration.
      Debi

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    1. Hi Athena,
      thanks so much for taking the time to write me. I hope that you like the recipe.
      Debi

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  7. And this is just one example of why fall is so yummy! :-) TFS

    Anna @ Bean Bug Crafts

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    1. Hi Anna,
      Fall is good. I am going to have to look for more fall recipes.
      Debi

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    1. I hope that you like the recipe. Thanks for stopping in.
      Debi

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  9. Oh my goodness that looks so delicious! My mouth is watering! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm your newest follower as well! xo

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    1. Hi Shannon,
      Thanks for stopping by and following. Hope you like the recipe.
      Debi

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  10. Debi - I know which post you saw - I like it too(!)
    You adapted your recipe wonderfully!:)
    I wish I could have a big fat slice of your cheesecake

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    1. Hi Winnie,
      Thanks so much. That is high compliments coming from you. your recipes are always so good.
      Debi

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  11. This looks so amazing! Definitely need to try this, SOON!

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    1. Hi Ashley,
      It is a pretty easy recipe. I hope that you like it. Let me know if you try it. Thanks so much for coming by.
      Debi

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  12. Cheesecake is my favorite thing! Plus, it's from scratch... I'm impressed and it's been pinned! Yummers.

    http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com

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    1. Hi Robin,
      Thanks so much for stopping by and pinning. This is a pretty easy recipe. You too can make it.
      Debi

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    1. Hi Savannah
      Thanks so much for visiting and pinning.
      Debi

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    1. Hi Margo,
      thank you so much for visiting. I hope that you like it.
      Debi

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  15. Oh my this looks so good! Thanks for linking up to the Crafty Showcase and we are featuring you on our Facebook page! YummY

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    1. Hi Susie,
      Thanks so much for featuring me on facebook. I really appreciate it.
      Debi

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  16. Oh my!!! This looks so yummy. I have to try this.

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    1. Hi Kathy,
      I hope that you like it. Thanks for visiting.
      Debi

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  17. this looks amazing... I love cheesecake and caramel and apples... wonderful! Pinned so that I can make it. Found you from Mommy's Sweet confession Sunday link... Newest follower.
    http://marlys-thisandthat.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Marlys,
      Thanks so much for visiting and following. I will be over to follow you back in a minute.
      Debi

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    1. Hi Heidi,
      Thanks so much for hosting the party. also thanks for pinning.
      debi

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  19. Now you're cookin! Caramel lover here. All I can say is YUM! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Hi Jann,
      Thanks so much for hosting. Hope you like the recipe.
      Debi

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  20. It looks amazing!!!!! I wish I could reach through the screen and taste it :)

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    1. Hi Stacy,
      it was really good. It is pretty easy to make.
      Thanks for visiting.
      Debi

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  21. You should probably come to my house and make this for me! LOL! We'd love for you to link this up to our party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/09/riverton-housewives-round-up-32.html

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    1. Hi Paula,
      Thank you so much for coming by. I will be over to your party when I get to a computer
      Debi

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  22. Oh my, what a terrific combo of flavors. Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch!! I hope you will link up again. The party will be live tonight. http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

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    1. Hi Nichi,
      Thanks for hosting every week. I hope you like the recipe.
      Debi

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  23. That looks so delicious! *drool* Oh how I wish I could have a piece of that right now!

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    1. Hey Britni,
      Thanks so much for the compliment. The mere memory of it makes me drool, too.
      Thanks for visiting.
      Debi

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  24. This looks DELICIOUS! You are a featured favorite this week on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! Thanks so much for sharing last week! Hope to see you again this weekend! :)
    Mackenzie :)

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    1. Hi MacKenzie,
      I'm so excited. Thank you so much for featuring me. I really appreciate it. I will be over once I get to a computer.
      Debi

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  25. Thanks for linking up at One Creative Weekend. I'll be featuring you tomorrow! Please come grab a featured button and link up anything new you'd like to share at OneCreativeMommy.com.

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    1. Hi Heidi,
      Thanks so much for featuring me. I really appreciate it. I will be over in a minute to get your button. Love your blog and thanks for hosting every week.
      Debi

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  26. This looks amazing - so perfect for Fall! Thanks for linking up - I featured you today! http://www.flamingotoes.com/2012/09/crush-of-the-week-thnk-pink-features/

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    1. Hi Beveryly,
      Thanks so much for featuring this recipe. I really appreciate it. Thanks for hosting such a great party every week. I'll be over in a minute to get your button.
      Debi

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  27. Recipe sounds yum. I thought the cans of stuff at the end might be a challenge for me over here in Australia but I just googled it and think it is what we call Tin Caramel! We are just so original with our language - us Aussies. I'm looking forward to making this. New follower, but can't remember how I got here...

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  28. I am definitely going to feature this as a fall recipe. I am drooling..... I am just starting out as a blogger. Mine is about my life, nurse, missionary, mother, grandmother, and wife, etc (life) I love recipes and this one is the tops.
    http://www.simpleesue.com
    Would love a follower. Check me out. Blessings Sue

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