Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Ingredients :

For the Crust:2 cups graham cracker crumbs1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted1/4 cup granulated sugarFor the Cheesecake Filling:3 packages (24 oz) cream cheese, softened1 cup granulated sugar1/2 cup brown sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/4 teaspoon salt3 large eggs1/2 cup sour cream1/2 cup heavy creamFor the Apple Filling:3 large apples, peeled, cored, and chopped2 tablespoons unsalted butter1/3 cup brown sugar1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/4 teaspoon ground nutmegFor the Caramel Sauce:1 cup granulated sugar1/4 cup water1/2 cup heavy cream4 tablespoons unsalted butter1 teaspoon vanilla extractPinch of salt

Préparations :

Prepare the Crust:Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and granulated sugar.Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and let cool.Prepare the Apple Filling:In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter.Add the chopped apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.Cook until the apples are tender and caramelized, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.Prepare the Cheesecake Filling:In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth.Add the granulated sugar and brown sugar, and beat until well combined.Mix in the vanilla extract and salt.Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.Fold in the sour cream and heavy cream until smooth.Assemble the Cheesecake:Pour half of the cheesecake batter over the cooled crust.Spoon the

caramelized apple filling evenly over the batter.Pour the remaining cheesecake batter over the apple filling, spreading it evenly.Place the springform pan on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 55-65 minutes, or until the center is set and the edges are lightly browned.Turn off the oven and let the cheesecake cool in the oven with the door slightly open for 1 hour.Remove from the oven and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.Prepare the Caramel Sauce:In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the granulated sugar and water.Cook, without stirring, until the sugar has dissolved and turned a deep amber color.Carefully whisk in the heavy cream, butter, vanilla extract, and salt until smooth.Remove from heat and let cool slightly.Serve:Remove the cheesecake from the springform pan and place it on a serving platter.Pour the caramel sauce over the top of the cheesecake.Optionally, garnish with additional apple pieces or a sprinkle of chopped nuts.Slice and enjoy your decadent caramel apple cheesecake!Enjoy your delicious and indulgent caramel apple cheesecake


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