Apples Crumble Cheesecake

Again, dessert or something sweet is just not my thing, even though I have to admit that I might have caught the sweet tooth bug. Maybe just a little. Or maybe I did not catch on the sweet tooth bug, but a cheesecake bug? Or maybe, I guess I am just being a total denial right now.

I think the “caught a cheesecake bug” makes much more sense to me. Truth to be told, I still find most desserts and sweet beverages to be extremely sweet to my liking. Cheesecake is the only dessert that I like and would be happy to order in a café. Knowing this, my wife was super excited to introduce me to the many varieties of cheesecake in hopes that my sweet tooth tolerance will further expand from just cheesecake. I would say she might have succeeded. Aside from regular cheesecake, apple crumble cheesecake is my second choice when I get tired of eating cheesecake.

What is apple crumble cheesecake?

From the name, it might not be too hard to figure it out. It is cheesecake with a layer of apple cubes and a layer of crumb on top. The apple cubes are mostly marinated with sugar and cinnamon.

Does it differ in making, compared to cheesecake?

I say it is a little bit different to make. Or you can say it is more like icing on a cake to make the cheesecake better. The cheese section is totally the same as our regular baked cheesecake recipe but with apple and crumb as extra topping. Afterall, both cakes have the same baking process and the same baking temperature.

How does it taste?

Imagine taking one bite of apple crumble and another bite of cheesecake at the same time. That is the simplest and also the most disservice way to describe it :D. Seriously, I think apple crumble cheesecake has a much more fruity and sweet taste than your usual cheesecake. Obviously so, it is because of the apple and cinnamon being added in. Besides that, apple crumble cheesecake has a layer of crumble on top. It gives you a crunchy texture from the regular creamy texture that you don’t get from a regular cheesecake.

Enough said

I sometimes wonder who was the person that had this brilliant idea of combining both apple crumble and cheesecake and make it into a spectacular dessert known as apple crumble cheesecake? I did not google the answer but I think I should someday. Well, I think I should thank him/she for creating such a sweet and wonderful dessert. So delicious that it transforms a person that despises dessert into a person that somehow starts to appreciate dessert more. Also, my wife plays a big role in my transformation (-_-“)…

Apple crumble cheesecake has officially entered my top 5 favourite dessert list. Favourite enough to make me learn how to make one and master it. Then again, my top 5 list isn’t actually fully listed yet. So far cheesecake, apple crumble cheesecake, carrot cake, and tiramisu are the only 4 desserts in my list. With my constant dessert exposure, I believe the list will be filled up in no time.

Anyway, apple crumble cheesecake is a simple cake to make. Provided you have an oven at home. Follow our humble recipe if you love to try~

Apple crumble cheesecake

Joew
Baked creamy cheesecake with sweet cinnamon seasoned apple and crunchy crumble on top.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
chill 1 day
Course Dessert
Servings 9 inches cake

Equipment

  • Whisk
  • Springform pan
  • Oven
  • Baking paper

Ingredients
  

Apple and crumb

  • 2 Apple
  • 1 tbsp White sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 100 g All-purpose flour
  • 60 g Brown sugar
  • 50 g Butter (Room temperature)

Crust

  • 200 g Digestive biscuit (bash into crumbs)
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 60 g Unsalted and melted butter

Cheesecake

  • 500 g Cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Lemon zest
  • 2 Egg
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt

Instructions
 

Making crust

  • Preheat the oven to 170 degree Celsius.
  • Mix biscuit crumbs, melted butter, and sugar in a mixing bowl.
  • Pour it into a 9 inches springform pan (with baking paper on bottom of the pan). Press it into the bottom of the pan.
  • Bake it in the oven for 10 minutes at 170 degree Celsius.
  • Then let it cool to room temperature. Brush some butter on the side of the pan so the cheese will not stick later.

Apple and crumbs

  • Dice the apple into small cubes. Toss them with 1.5 tablespoon of sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon powder. Let it sit in the fridge a bit.
  • For the crumbs, mix 100g of flour, 60g of brown sugar, and 50g of butter in a bowl. Mix it well with your hands until it forms into a crumble structure. Set both apple cube and crumb aside

For the cheesecake

  • Now, preheat the oven to 200 degree Celsius.
  • Beat the cream cheese with whisk until light and fluffy and add 1 cup of sugar in. Continue to beat it until they are well mixed.
  • Add corn starch, vanilla extract lemon juice, lemon zest in. Continue to beat it until they are well mixed.
  • Next, add the eggs in. Add one at a time. As we add the egg, we continue to gently beat it with the whisk.
  • Lastly, add the yogurt in. Again, gently beat it until they are well mixed.

Baking time!

  • Now the crust is cool and ready, so are the cheese, apple cubes, and crumbs. Time to assemble the cake.
  • Pour the cheese into the springform pan. Let it settle a bit.
  • Now, gently top the apple cubes on top.
  • Then followed by the crumbs.
  • Bake the cheesecake in the oven for 10 minutes at200 degree Celsius. Then drop the heat to 100 degree Celsius and continue to bake for another 25-30 minutes.
  • After that, turn off the heat and let the cheesecake cool inside the oven for about 30 minutes. Bring it out and let it cool to room temperature.
  • Chill it in the fridge for a day and your apple crumble cheesecake is ready. Like regular cheesecake, apple crumble cheesecake can be stored in the fridge for about 4-5 days. Now cut a piece and enjoy~
Keyword apple crumb cheesecake, apple crumble, apple crumble cheesecake, baked cheesecake

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