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Apple Crumble Cheesecake – Texanerin Baking

Apple Crumble Cheesecake – Texanerin Baking


This apple crumble cheesecake options an oat-based crumble crust and topping and a creamy brown sugar cheesecake filling. You may make it historically, complete grain or gluten-free with gluten-free oats and flour.

I like this Gluten-free Apple Crumble, and I like cheesecakes, so I believed why not mix them into one dessert?

This cheesecake is extra time-consuming than a fundamental cheesecake due to the apples, which you need to peel, core and chop up. However since you’re utilizing the identical combination for the crust and the topping, the topping doesn’t add any additional time to the recipe.

So it’s not likely all that unhealthy. Undoubtedly value the additional 10 minutes to course of the apples!


For the crust and topping:

  • Flour – you should utilize all-purpose flour, white complete wheat flour or King Arthur Gluten-free Measure for Measure Flour when you’re gluten-free.
  • Rolled oats – I don’t suggest fast oats! The end result can be greasy. Prompt oats and steel-cut additionally don’t work.
  • Brown sugar – please use brown sugar and never granulated sugar. Not only for taste causes, however as a result of the combination holds collectively higher with brown sugar.
  • Butter – this recipe is stuffed with dairy, anyway, so I didn’t take a look at it with coconut oil. And I don’t suggest utilizing it as your combination can be a lot too greasy if utilizing it as a 1:1 substitute. If you happen to insist on utilizing coconut oil, I’m guessing you’d want 134 grams coconut oil + 34 grams water to duplicate the fats content material of US butter.
  • Cinnamon, baking powder and salt

For the cheesecake filling

  • Cream cheese – you should use common full-fat cream cheese if you’d like your cheesecake to be wealthy and creamy. Diminished fats might work, however I’m not completely certain, and fat-free wouldn’t work.
  • Brown sugar and granulated sugar – this mixture provides you extra taste than simply all granulated sugar.
  • Bitter cream – this makes the cheesecake tremendous creamy! I haven’t tried Greek yogurt or the rest as a substitute, so I can’t say what impact it’d have. If you happen to really feel like experimenting, know that it won’t work out.
  • Eggs – no subs right here. Ensure that to make use of massive eggs. Not medium, not XL. That’s, except you reside exterior of the US. Then you might want to actually learn the half on the backside of this publish.
  • Vanilla and salt

For the apples:

  • Apples – I exploit no matter I’ve available, however have listed some solutions under.
  • Sugar – uncooked sugar, brown sugar or coconut sugar additionally work.
  • Cinnamon – apple pie spice is also good!

Notice that the maple syrup and cream within the under picture are solely if you wish to make the caramel recipe! They’re not wanted for the cheesecake.

What apples to make use of

To be sincere, I often simply bake with no matter we’ve got sitting round. But when you might want to purchase some, you would possibly as nicely choose up some correct baking apples!

Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Golden Scrumptious, Rome, Jonathan, Jonagold, and Braeburn are nice for baking.

Enjoyable reality: Jonagold apples are the daughters of Jonathan (mom) + Golden Scrumptious (father) apples.

I’d say the one factor you actually need to fret about is utilizing actually previous apples as they are often too mushy. I’d save these for apple butter and strawberry applesauce.

The crust

The crust makes use of the identical combination because the topping, so that you’re mainly utilizing crumble topping as a crust.

You employ half of the crumble combination for the crust and the opposite half for the topping.

To forestall a soggy crust, you might want to pre-bake the crust for quarter-hour. If it has any holes in it after taking it out of the oven, calmly press the crust down with a spoon. That’ll cowl up the holes.

I like to recommend that you just place the pan on a baking sheet or place one thing on the underside rack of your oven to catch any spillage. I’ve had the butter leak as soon as. The opposite 4 occasions, it didn’t. However higher protected than sorry!

Cheesecake filling

In my Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake, I discuss loads about the way it’s necessary to do a water bathtub, however not with this cheesecake!

As you’ll be able to within the horizontal picture additional down on this publish, it comes out good and degree. So, this cheesecake is ideal when you dread occupied with a water bathtub. 😉

You put together the apples at the start else in order that they’ve time to sit down and launch their juices. You may slurp that up (it’s apple juice with cinnamon and sugar, so that you received’t need to throw it out!), however including the juice to the cheesecake would make it too runny.

Additionally be certain that to spoon the apples fastidiously over the cheesecake filling. Don’t simply dump them on prime.

Caramel sauce

You should utilize no matter caramel you’d like. Within the recipe, I hyperlink to my Salted Maple Caramel Sauce.

It’s wealthy, buttery, and easy with simply the correct quantity of maple taste.

I like to recommend Grade B maple syrup. If all you could have is Grade A, you should utilize it, however you’ll must boil it longer. And be aware that there’ll be much less maple taste if utilizing Grade A.

It’s the proper sauce to drizzle over this apple crumble cheesecake, however it’s additionally good on Maple Ice Cream, pancakes or cake.

You may make this caramel sauce forward and retailer it within the fridge for as much as 1 week. Earlier than serving, simply stir to reincorporate it and microwave for 10 to fifteen seconds at half energy.


You may make this cheesecake with common flour or white complete wheat flour for an entire grain model, and when you’re gluten-free, you might want to use gluten-free flour and oats.

Pure, uncontaminated oats are naturally gluten-free. Nevertheless, oats which are labeled as gluten-free are examined to make sure they comprise lower than 20 elements per million of gluten. You may learn extra on this publish: Are Oats Gluten-free?

So when you’re making this for buddies or household and so they’re gluten-free, ensure you purchase oats that say gluten-free on them. You’ll discover them within the gluten-free part of the shop.

You additionally want to make use of a gluten-free flour mix that’s meant as a 1:1 sub for all-purpose flour. I’ve solely examined this recipe with King Arthur Gluten-free Measure for Measure Flour, in order that’s what I record within the recipe.

As as to whether different manufacturers work simply as nicely, I can’t say. The cheesecake got here out similar to the all-purpose model when utilizing the King Arthur mix! So in case your cheesecake doesn’t have the proper crust and topping, your flour mix is the explanation.


Sadly, utilizing vegan subs instead of the cream cheese, eggs and butter received’t work on this recipe. However I do have paleo vegan cheesecake recipes that will be nice for Thanksgiving, and this Vegan Caramel Sauce can be good for drizzling on prime.

Stay exterior of the US?

For individuals who stay exterior of North America and have the form of cream cheese that’s extra of a diffusion for toast packaged in a bathtub and never a “brick” packaged in a foil wrapper, you’ll must do an additional step.

This recipe calls for twenty-four ounces or 680 grams of cream cheese. To get 680 grams, you’ll want to purchase 900 grams of cream cheese, place it in the course of a clear tea towel, and squeeze the liquid out till you could have the 680 grams required for this cheesecake.

If you happen to don’t do that step, the cheesecake can be too watery and received’t bake by. You’ll most likely attempt baking it for longer, which wouldn’t actually assist, and it’d additionally burn the topping. So, it’s actually greatest to only keep away from all that mess and do the tea towel trick!

Butter can also be totally different. To copy American-style butter for the crumble crust, use 163 grams of unsalted butter and add 5 grams of water.

Additionally, medium eggs within the EU = massive eggs within the US. So when you’re within the EU, you might want to use medium eggs when making US recipes (they virtually all the time calls for giant eggs). If you happen to’re not within the EU, you want eggs which are 50 grams with out their shell.

I examined this recipe utilizing the above tea towel trick, EU medium eggs, and German butter. My photographer within the US, in fact, used all US components, as referred to as for within the recipe, and our outcomes got here out wanting precisely the identical.

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I hope you’ll love this apple crumble cheesecake as a lot as we do. If you happen to attempt it, please remark under and inform us what you suppose. Thanks!

Apple Crumble Cheesecake
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  • Yield: 16 slices



    Put together the apples:

  1. Place the peeled, cored and chopped apples in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon excessive and toss to coat the apples.
  3. Set them apart whilst you put together the remaining. This helps extract their juices (I had about 2-3 tablespoons) which you DON’T need to add when spooning on the apples.
  4. Make the crust:

  5. Place a baking sheet or one thing on the underside rack of your oven to catch any spillage which will occur when baking.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C).
  7. Grease simply the underside of a 9” springform pan.
  8. In a big mixing bowl, stir every part however the butter collectively till nicely mixed.
  9. Stir within the butter till mixed.
  10. Take away half, rather less than 1 1/2 cups or 362 grams, and pat onto the underside of the greased springform pan. If yours has a lip, be certain that the crust goes over the lip of the pan.
  11. Bake for quarter-hour. It’s okay if the crust is effervescent or has holes. If it does, calmly press down the crust with a spoon after taking the crust out of the oven.
  12. Let the crust cool for quarter-hour on a cooling rack. Whereas the crust is cooling, put together the filling.
  13. Make the filling:

  14. In a big mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, brown sugar, and granulated sugar with an electrical hand mixer at medium velocity till nicely mixed. Don’t overmix!
  15. Beat within the vanilla, salt and bitter cream on low till mixed, and add the eggs separately on low JUST till nicely mixed.
  16. Pour over the crust that’s cooled for 15+ minutes.
  17. Utilizing a slotted spoon, evenly spoon the apples excessive of the crust, leaving the juice behind within the bowl.
  18. High the apples with the remaining topping. Pat down the topping very calmly to stop pointy bits from getting burned throughout baking.
  19. Bake for 40 minutes. It’ll jiggle a bit once you take away the pan from the oven.
  20. Cool on a cooling rack for two hours after which refrigerate for a minimum of 8 earlier than slicing. When slicing, you would possibly need to take away the entire thing to a serving plate as a result of you might want to press down onerous to get by the crust, and it’d make scratches in your pan.
  21. Topping with caramel sauce, if desired.
  22. Cowl and refrigerate for as much as 4 days or freeze for as much as 3 months.


  1. If you happen to’re gluten-free, be certain that your oats are labeled as gluten-free and use the gluten-free flour choice listed.
  2. If you happen to stay exterior of the US – you possible have a unique kind of cream cheese than within the US. US cream cheese is firmer and meant for baking, somewhat than the sort for toast, like in Europe. For 8 ounces (225 grams) of cream cheese, purchase a 300-gram bundle (the stuff at Aldi, Lidl, and so on. works simply in addition to Philadelphia), put it within the middle of a clear tea towel or cheesecloth, and squeeze out the liquid till you could have 225 grams of cream cheese. So for this recipe, purchase 900 grams of cream cheese and squeeze out the liquid till you could have 680 grams of cream cheese left. Additionally, medium eggs within the EU = massive eggs within the US. So when you’re within the EU, you might want to use medium eggs when making US recipes (they virtually all the time calls for giant eggs). If you happen to’re not within the EU, you want eggs which are 50 grams with out their shell.

Recipe by  | www.texanerin.com



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