Caramel Apple Crisp Cheesecake ~The Secret Recipe Club~
Dunkin's Pumpkin is back! I'm so over the moon excited about this little bit of information you have no idea. I await the arrival of pumpkin coffee most of the year.
That's it. It's official. HELLO FALL!!
It's also my very last Secret Recipe Club reveal :( Big sad face there. As much fun as it has been I just can't juggle all my club/group recipe posts anymore.
I was so happy to see my very last Secret Recipe Club assignment was a friend.
Jocelyn is the creator of Inside BruCrew Life. It's a fun dessert blog with too many recipes to choose from. I am an avid reader, I keep up with Jocelyn's posts daily. I can't count how many recipes she has posted that I am like... "MAKING THIS ASAP" but then life gets in the way and I don't get to it. Now I have an excuse to make anything I want from the tons n' tons n' tons of mouth watering treats on her blog.
If I had to choose one word to sum up her blog style I'd have to say she is fun. Her recipes are soooo fun!
I wonder if her kids know they are the luckiest kids on earth to have these kind of treats rolling out of the oven so often?
Who wouldn't want to try these Reeses Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies?
Or this Almond Joy Banana Bread?
Mini Brownie Fruit Pizzas?
Oreo Coconut Gooey Cake Bars
Just to name a few jaw dropping, drool worthy recipes.
In addition to having a great food blog she also owns an Etsy Shop! She sells the most precious headbands. She made this one for Madelyn to wear at her 1st Birthday party this year!
To check out her Etsy Store the Trendy Owl.... Click HERE!
I went back through Jocelyn's archives, browsed recipes for almost an entire day. Which by the way made super hungry. I could not make up my mind. BUT then I saw THIS Apple Crisp Cheesecake recipe and I knew I didn't need to look any further. Two of my favorite desserts in one spot.
The cheesecake is light and rich then topped with a traditional apple crisp and drizzled with caramel you really can't go wrong with this dessert. Lucky for me, my husband isn't too keen on cooked fruit, nor are the kids. SO I seriously ate these cheesecake alllllll. By. My. Self.
Caramel Apple Crisp Cheesecake
(Recipe adapted from Inside BruCrew Life)
For the cheesecake:
2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 tsp salt
3 8 oz. cream cheese packages, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
For the apple layer:
5 cups peeled and sliced apples
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
1 tbs of corn starch
For the topping:
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup softened butter
1 tbs cream
1/4 cup walnuts
Preheat oven to 350.
In a mixing bowl combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and 1/4 tsp salt together with a fork. Press inside the bottom of a 9 or 10 inch springform pan. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven to cool.
Meanwhile in the bowl of your electric mixer cream cream cheese and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in eggs one at a time. Mix in sour cream and vanilla.
Pour into springform pan. Set aside.
To start your apple layer, in a large bowl combine apples, brown sugar, spices and corn starch. Carefully layer on top of cheesecake.
To make your topping mix all of your ingredients (except caramels and walnuts) when mixture is resembles course crumbs sprinkle on top of the apple layer.
Bake for 1 hour. Turn oven off. Sprinkle cheesecake with walnuts, close the oven door and let sit for an additional hour.
Refrigerate for 4-6 hours (or overnight) Just before serving; melt caramels and cream together over low heat stirring constantly. Drizzle over cheesecake slices before serving.