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Creamy spiced apple cheesecake made with a buttery graham cracker crust topped with homemade caramel sauce. Decadent fall desert perfect for sharing with family & friends this Thanksgiving.

Cheesecake is always a winner in this house! We’ve spiced things up and incorporated the warming flavors of fall in this dessert. Decadent and light cheesecake with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves.

The holidays are right around the corner and we’ve got a winning dessert recipe for you guys! Cheesecake can seem daunting to make but really the process itself is quite simple it just takes a long time to bake in the oven which is why you can always make this the day before and you’ll have a wonderful dessert ready to serve your guest.

Spiced Apple Layer

Once you’ve made your graham cracker crust and pre baked it, the next layer is the spiced apples. In a pan sautee in butter your pelled and chopped apples with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves until the butter starts to caramelize and the apples turn brown. You’re going to add a small layer of spiced apples over the graham crust and fill the pan with your spiced cheesecake mixture.

We added some warm spices like cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg to the cheesecake mixture to mimic those nice fall flavors that are oh so comforting. We hope you enjoyed this recipe.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Cheers!

SPICED APPLE CHEESECAKE BARS

SPICED APPLE CHEESECAKE BARS

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Creamy spiced apple cheesecake made with a buttery graham cracker crust topped with homemade caramel sauce. Decadent fall desert perfect for sharing with family &
friends this Thanksgiving.

Ingredients

  • For the crust:
  • 1 box graham crackers
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • To make the spiced apples:
  • 2 honeycrisp apples, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Cheesecake filling:
  • 3 packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ginger

Instructions

    1. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Spray with cooking spray.

    2. Turn the oven to 350 degrees F.

    3. To make the crust, add graham crackers to a food processor and pulse until fine. Transfer the crumbs to a bowl and mix in granulated sugar and melted butter. Mix until everything is combined.

    4. Add the graham cracker mixture to the baking pan and press down forming a crust. I
    like to the bottom of a measuring cup to firmly pack down the graham crackers and form edges.

    5. Bake the crust for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool

    6. To make the spiced apples: Sautee the cubed apples in butter and spices. Cook until the apples and butter start to brown about 5-8 minutes.

    7. Layer a small amount of spiced apples over the graham crust and set aside.

    8. To make the filling: In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the granulated sugar and beat on high for 3 minutes and smooth and fluffy. Next Beat one egg at a time (careful not to overmix). Add the heavy cream, vanilla and spices. Beat until smooth but do not overmix.

    9. Spread the mixture evenly over the spiced apples layer. Place the pan into a larger baking dish for the water bath. Boil water and add the hot water to about half way into the larger baking dish.

    10. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Lower the oven temperature to 250 and bake for 110 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 1 hour and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.

    11. Top with remaining spiced apple mixture, cinnamon, extra graham crackers and homemade caramel sauce.

SPICED APPLE CHEESECAKE BARS

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September 29, 2020

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