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Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Remember in May when I said I was suddenly craving cheesecake all the time? Well it hasn’t gone away, in fact it’s gotten worse. But with Fall right around the corner it gives me an excuse to try new flavors like my latest creation..Caramel Apple Cheesecake!

But before we get to the recipe let me tell you about Apple week. What’s Apple week you ask? Well, I’ve teamed up with a bunch of creative bloggers to bring you Apple recipes all week long! We’re calling it Applicious Week.  Some bloggers will have a recipe each day, others will have one or two.

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Recipe

  • (2) 8oz packages cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup crushed graham crackers
  • 3 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Caramel Apple Topping

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 5 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and cut into 1/2inch-thick wedges
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon

Topping recipe adapted from My Recipes

 Cheesecake directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake pan with baking cups.
  2. Crush graham crackers, add teaspoon of cinnamon and mix with melted butter.
Press one heaping tablespoon of graham cracker crumbs into each baking cup.
  4. Mix together cream cheese, sugar, and sour cream. Add in eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Fill baking cups 2/3 way full; bake for 22-24 minutes.
  6. Cool; add apple topping and walnuts.

Caramel Apple Topping directions:

  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add sugar and lemon juice, and cook, stirring constantly with a long-handled wooden spoon, 5 to 6 minutes or until mixture turns a light golden brown.
  2. Add apple wedges and cinnamon.
  3. Cook, stirring often, 15 to 18 more minutes or until apples are tender and caramelized. Remove from heat; cool 20 minutes.


For more Cheesecake Recipes try the Snickers Cheesecakes and Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes.

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  1. I crave cheesecake all the time too:-) It makes me happy to know you do too!!! Apple and cheesecake is such an awesome fall flavor to welcome in the cooler weather. Just pass me over that plate and I’ll take care of those for you. They look way too good to just sit there looking pretty!!! Thank you so much for helping out with Applicious Week:-)

  2. I am totally drooling right now. DELICIOUS. Thanks for joining in this week Crystal!!!

  3. These are so pretty! Cheesecake made even better by adding caramel-y apples – perfection!!

  4. Oh my, I’m gaining weight just looking at these. These would be great at a party. I prefer fingerfoods at a party. I like to make Britzels for parties, easy and quick. But these look scrumptious. Gotta have them.

  5. Oh my goodness, these sound AMAZING! These will be a perfect way to use up some apples after apple picking this year!

  6. Wow.. fall cheesecake!? Perfect!! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Apple and cheesecake?? YUM!!

  8. These sound a-maz-ing! Pinning to try very soon :)

  9. Mmmm…these look SO tasty! I’ve been on a caramel apple kick this fall. Adding these to my must-try list!

  10. These look stunningly beautiful! I think I may be craving cheesecake now!

  11. YUM!! These look perfect for Fall! And breakfast ;) Pinned!

  12. Oh my yummy!!! These look good enough to eat right off my computer screen, I seriously think I may have just drooled a little :) I’m not much of a baker, but I might have to try these… they just look so dang good! Just gave you a shout out on FB :)

  13. These look good!! Thanks for the recipe!

  14. Oh my goodness, I’m totally drooling! These look so tasty! Visiting from Happy Hour Friday!

  15. Crystal…hubby and I are sitting here drooling at these pictures….so delish….gonna make this soon…thank you xo

  16. These look so good! I love caramel apples and cheesecake… may have to try these!!

    Take care,


  17. Yea… I just gained 5 pounds looking at this too. I love cheesecake…. and apple… yum!
    I would love to have you over at my link party. Please stop by if you can. Thank you!

  18. Oh my goodness, this look divine! Thank you for sharing, I might have to give this one a try!

  19. Wow these look amazing!! Pinned them to make later! Thanks a mil for the recipe. :)

  20. what a great fall dessert! looks delicious.

  21. oh em gee! another one of your creations that I’ve gotta try!!! These look YUM!!! Pinned it so I can remember it when I have company over =}

  22. These look amazing!! How many cheesecakes will this recipe make?

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