Apple Danish Cheesecake | This cheesecake starts with a delightful almond crust a thin layer of cheesecake all topped with tart apple slices rolled in a brown sugar cinnamon mixture and almonds.  The perfect dessert for someone who can’t decide between a cheesecake or apple pie.

Apple Danish Cheesecake | This cheesecake starts with a delightful almond crust a thin layer of cheesecake all topped with tart apple rolled in a brown sugar cinnamon mixture and almonds.

I love creating different kinds of desserts with apples.  They’re good year round, affordable and very versatile.  I can also create savory too!  Like a Light Sauteed Cabbage and Apples, Potato Apple Casserole or Apple and Cheese Penne Pie.

Apple Danish Cheesecake | This cheesecake starts with a delightful almond crust a thin layer of cheesecake all topped with tart apple rolled in a brown sugar cinnamon mixture and almonds.

Apple Danish Cheesecake

Preparation 30 minutes 2017-09-20T00:30:00+00:00 Cook Time 55 minutes 2017-09-20T00:55:00+00:00 Serves Serves 8 to 10     adjust servings

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

For the Filling

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 large egg

For the Topping

  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups Granny Smith apples (about 4 apples), peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup almond slivers

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Spray a 9-inch springform pan with non stick cooking spray.

For the Crust:

  1. Add the flour, almonds and sugar to a food processor; pulse a couple of times to combine.
  2. Place in the butter and almond extract; process until combined and crumbly.
  3. Pour into prepared pan, press up the sides (about 1-inch) and in the bottom; refrigerate 30 minutes.

For the Filling:

  1. In a medium mixing bowl mix together the cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the cream of tarter and egg; mix again until combined.
  3. Pour onto prepared crust.

For the Topping:

  1. Add the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt and apple slices to a large mixing bowl; stir to combine.
  2. Spoon over the filling and sprinkle with almonds.
  3. Bake 50 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  5. Carefully run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer.
  6. Refrigerate overnight; remove sides of pan.

Apple Danish Cheesecake | This cheesecake starts with a delightful almond crust a thin layer of cheesecake all topped with tart apple rolled in a brown sugar cinnamon mixture and almonds.

MORE APPLE DESSERT RECIPES

Apple Desserts

CARAMEL APPLE POUND CAKE  2. SLOW COOKER APPLE MONKEY BREAD  3. CHEESECAKE BAKED APPLES  4. APPLE CRUMB CHEESECAKE

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