Get the best of both worlds with Baked Apple Pie Cheesecake. Baked Apple Pie Cheesecake lets you have your cake and eat it too (metaphorically speaking).
What You Need
Original recipe yields 16 servings
3 Granny Smith apples (about 1 lb.), peeled, sliced
1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
1-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided
1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
4 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
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Let's Make It
Cook apples, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon in saucepan on medium heat 6 min. or until apples are tender, stirring frequently. Cool.
Heat oven to 325°F. Combine graham crumbs, oats, butter, remaining cinnamon and 2 Tbsp. of the remaining sugar; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
Beat cream cheese, vanilla and remaining sugar in medium bowl with mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended.
Spread half the apples over crust to within 1/2 inch of edge; cover with cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate remaining apples until ready to use.
Bake cheesecake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate cheesecake 4 hours.
Drain remaining apples just before serving cheesecake. Arrange apples on top of cheesecake as shown in photo.
Garnish with additional cinnamon before serving.
Test Cheesecake Doneness
To avoid overbaking a cheesecake, check for doneness at the minimum baking time by gently shaking the pan. If the cheesecake is done, the edge should be slightly puffed and it will be set except for a small area in the center that will be soft and jiggly. Do not insert a knife into the center as this may cause the cheesecake to crack during cooling.
Prepare with PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g
Saturated Fat 13g
Trans Fat 1g
Total Carbohydrates 28g
Dietary Fibers 0.8321g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.