Cheesecake with Caramel Apple Topping

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

One of my favorite desserts is cheesecake.  I've posted two other cheesecake recipes here on the blog, but I think this recipe has to be my favorite.  AND it came about by accident.  Quite a number of years ago I used to make a cheesecake with an apple topping.  I went looking for the recipe a few weeks ago and could not find it anywhere and to make matters worse, I only had the recipe written out on a piece of paper.  So I did a little research and came up with a new delicious recipe...

Cheesecake with Caramel Apple Topping

This delicious dessert starts out with a basic recipe for cheesecake and then I added an amazing apple and caramel topping.  Yummy!

Cheesecake with Caramel Apple Topping



1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
3 Tbs. sugar
1/3 cups butter; melted
4 packages, 8 ounces each, cream cheese softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs

Caramel Apple Topping:

1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
5 large apples, peeled, cored and sliced thin
1 Tbs. cinnamon
chopped pecans



Mix graham cracker crumbs with the melted butter and sugar together.  Press into the bottom of a 9-inch spring form pan.  Set aside to prepare cheesecake filling.
Beat cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and vanilla with mixer until blended.  Add the eggs, one at a time and continue to mix until everything is blended.
Pour the filling over the crust.
Bake for 55 minus in a preheated 324 degree oven or until the center is almost set.  Loosen the cake from the rim of the pan and cool before removing the rim completely.
Refrigerate four hours before serving.

Caramel Apple Topping:

Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat.  Add sugar and lemon juice.  Cook for 5 to 6 minutes stirring constantly until mixture turns a light golden brown.
Add the apple slices and cinnamon.  Continue to cook for an additional 15 minutes or until the apples are softened.
Remove from heat and let cool before placing on top of the cheesecake followed by the chopped pecans.

Cheesecake ready for the caramel apple topping...

Cheesecake ready to serve...


I am so happy I couldn't find my original recipe.
This cheesecake was amazing.  
The apples were delicious and very easy to make.  
I made everything the day before and then assembled the cheesecake
right before serving to my guests.  

I think this recipe would be perfect as mini cheesecakes also...
which I plan to do soon!  

Tip:  I baked my cheesecake on one rack in the oven and then on the bottom rack I placed a casserole dish filled with boiling water to prevent the cheesecake from cracking.  Works perfectly!  


  1. Stumbled and pinned. This looks amazing. Linda @Crafts a la Mode

  2. I'm with you on the cheesecake front - my favorite too! I saw this over on the Wednesday Roundup and I would love to invite you to share this (and anything else you'd like!) over on the Pure Blog Love link party at

  3. I love the combining of apple pie and cheesecake! Pinned! :)
    Julie@ Sweet and Spicy Monkey

  4. G'day Looks delicious Lois and am salivating now! Thanks for coming and sharing at our #SayGdayParty Please make sure to revisit if you haven't already and say G'day to the hosts and another person at the party Pinned Cheers! Joanne What's On The List? Sharing is Caring!

  5. This looks amazing and very tasty! Love the recipe! I would love if you would stop by and share this at my blog party, Celebrate It! it is all about celebrating our wonderful, everyday life!

  6. Wow does this look good. Pinned it AND selected it as my "Editor's Pick" from last week's Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop on Ducks 'n a Row It will be featured at this week's party. See you there!

  7. Looks so delicious! Thanks for linking up with SNF! Pinned to our party board!

  8. Yum - this looks amazing!! Thank you for sharing it with us at the #HomeMattersParty