Apple Cheesecake


I had a piece of cream cheese that has been in the fridge for a few weeks and it was meant to be used for one of the recipes from my newly bought cheesecake cookbook. But laziness got the better of me, and it continues to sit in the fridge until a day before the mover came over. I knew that I could not delay any further and quickly settled on a apple cheesecake recipe from the book.

The yummy cheesecake took less than 2.5 hours to bake and I managed to get it done just before meeting up my friends, HP and E for dinner. The cheesecake was distributed to the two ladies and I was really relieved that I did not have to consume the calories all by myself, ha!


Apple Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients:
Crust
80g biscuit, crushed
35g butter


Cheesecake
250g cream cheese, at room temperature
45g butter, at room temperature
100g sugar
2.5 tbs yoghurt
1.5 eggs, at room temperature
1 tbs self raising flour
1 tbs cornstarch
1/3 tsp cinnamon powder
1.5 tsp lemon juice

Topping
1/2 no. apple
3 tbs apricot glaze


Method:
To make the crust
1) Lightly grease a 18-inch springform pan.
2) In a medium sized bowl, combine crushed biscuit and melted butter.
3) Pressed the mixture onto the base of the pan.
4) Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

To make cheesecake
1) In a separate bowl, beat butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
2) Add sugar in two portions, mix well, then add in the eggs.
3) Sift flour and cinnamon powder over the batter, then mix thoroughly.
4) Scrape down the sides of bowl and beat in lemon juice.
5) Remove baking pan from fridge, and pour the batter onto the chilled crust.
6) Slice apple into thin slices and arrange on top of batter.
7) Bake in pre-heated over at 160 deg C for 25 mins, then increase the temperature to 180 deg C and bake for another 25 minutes.
8) Let the cheesecake cool to room temperature. In the meantime, heat up apricot glaze with some water, until it reaches the spreadable texture.
9) Brush apricot glaze on top of cheesecake. Serve.

Comments

oh, that looks wonderful! looks like a classic apple tart from the outside.
Y said…
Always good to share the calories amongst friends, especially when it looks this delicious!
didally said…
It's always nice to share bakes with friends. I like apple with cheesecake. Quite a nice combo, i find.
Stardust said…
This looks perfect! You always perform such a neat work. =) Ahh... I'm so envious of your friends... =P
daphne said…
It looks like apple tart! Cheesecake + apple = pretty crust. Nicely done.
Grace said…
this is just glorious. it's beautifully done, and i absolutely love apple desserts. bravo!
Becky said…
this looks so good! i love how you sliced the apples and laid them out like that - it makes it extra special.
envious of your lucky friend. Apple and cheese sound good.
Oh this looks beautiful - and I love that combines apples and cheesecake - two of my favorite things
Tim said…
I don't even like cheesecake and I'm salivating!

Great idea to make it as a tart, it looks like the perfect balance of cheesecake and fruit.
hungryjess said…
grace san! WOW!
Hillary said…
Mmm that looks like an apple tart, so your guests must have loved the cheesecake surprise!
crunchbot said…
this looks soooo good! I love that it is a biscuit crust!
evinrude said…
oh wow! you used a tart pan? it looks so good! was it a tart pan with a removable bottom?
Piggy said…
Hi all,

Thanks for the comments! :-)

Hi Evinrude,

Yes, I used a tart pan with removable bottom.
ladyironchef said…
the apple cheesecake looks one to die for! omg. haha. i don't think i tried apple cheesecake before, will be looking around for it soon
Anonymous said…
Tried your recipe !! Perfect !! Thank you so much !!!

Ah Pei
Piggy said…
Hi Ah Pei,

Glad that you like the recipe. :-)
Anonymous said…
Hi,

May i know wat kind of biscuits u used for the crust?
Thanks.

Florz
Anonymous said…
I made this for xmas and my parents & I loved it! The flavor is delicious and not too sweet.
Helen ♥ said…
What does no. mean? (for the apples)
Piggy said…
Hi Helen - it means half an apple.
Li Ching Koh said…
This cheesecake looks so good that I've finally baked today! :) It was very yummy-licious but I had a slight problem with the oven being too hot cuz my cheesecake did turned out to be overly browned. I supposed I'll have to lower a tad bit next time. Thanks for this recipe! I've always preferred to bake without the whole water bath method.

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