Imagine – crunchy, buttery crust. Cinnamon apple layer. Creamy, melt-in-your-mouth cheesecake. Crispy pecan oat topping. Salted caramel drizzle. There is no better way to celebrate fall than with this salted caramel apple cheesecake!
There, I said it. I am celebrating fall. This summer girl has conceded that summer (*gasp*) is over and fall is upon us.
While I may feel a little sad about the cooler temperatures, I do love fall flavours. I’m not in pumpkin mode yet (yet!) so let me slowly ease us into the season with this salted caramel apple cheesecake.
Pumpkins tend to overshadow apples in the fall but apples are gorgeous this time of the year too. And I know I always say this but seriously guys, this is so good. Whether you’re baking just for you or you have company over, welcome to your new favourite cheesecake.
An apple a day
So yes, I like apples! Have you checked these out?
And this new cheesecake recipe is a phenomenal addition to my recipe box and yours. The base cheesecake recipe is from my co-worker Momma C who is an amazing baker. It’s chaos whenever she’d bring this in (think: The Cornucopia in The Hunger Games).
I added the pecan oat crisp and salted caramel sauce because pecans and salted caramel. And the components work together like magic.
It does involve a bit of preparation (mise en place if you want to get all fancy). Trust me, it’s worth it. Let me break it down for you.
Crispy, butter crust
First there’s the crispy, buttery crust. Just beat all the ingredients together until they resemble coarse crumbs, press onto the bottom of your springform pan and bake.
Then you have your apples. Just peel, slice and cook in butter and cinnamon until soft and tender. Put it on top of your cooked crust and drizzle with salted caramel.
Salted caramel sauce
I doubled my recipe for salted caramel sauce for this cheesecake and I made it ahead of time (it can be made up to 3 days ahead). I just reheated in the microwave. And stopped myself from eating it all in the meantime.
Pecan oat crisp
For your topping, you just need more apples, rolled oats, sugar, butter and pecans. Cook and set aside until you’re ready to serve.
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Put it all together: salted caramel apple cheesecake
When it’s time, all you need to do is take a slice of your apple cheesecake, top with your pecan oat crisp and drizzle with salted caramel sauce.
In one bite, you get crunchy butter crust, soft cinnamon apples, creamy cheesecake, crispy pecan oat topping and amazing salted caramel. Celebrating fall doesn’t get any better than this!
Did you make salted caramel apple cheesecake? What’s your favourite apple dessert? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.
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