French Apple Cheesecake

French Apple Cheesecake

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • Crust

  • cups graham cracker crumbs

  • 3

    tbsp unsalted butter, melted

  • Filling

  • 3

    packages (each 8 oz) cream cheese, softened

  • 1

    cup sour cream

  • 1

    cup packed light brown sugar

  • ¼

    cup honey

  • 4

    eggs

  • 1

    tbsp vanilla

  • 1

    tsp fresh lemon juice

  • 1

    tsp ground cinnamon

  • ½

    tsp fresh ground nutmeg

  • ¼

    tsp ground cloves

  • Topping

  • 3

    tbsp unsalted butter, cold, cut into cubes

  • ¼

    cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼

    cup packed light brown sugar

  • ½

    tsp ground cinnamon

  • ¼

    tsp ground cloves

  • 1

    medium baking apple, such as Granny Smith, peeled and sliced into about 12 thin slices

  • Decoration

  • ½

    cup confectioner’s sugar

  • 2

    tbsp unsalted butter, melted

  • 2

    tbsp hot water

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use a 9-inch cheesecake or springform pan, with 3 inch sides. Crust: In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and butter. Press into bottom of cheesecake pan and freeze. Filling: In a large mixer bowl, beat cream cheese, sour cream, brown sugar and honey on medium-high speed for 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Mix in vanilla and lemon juice. Beat in cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Pour over frozen crust. Topping: In a medium bowl, using a pasty blender or two knives, cut butter into flour as if making a pie crust. Add brown sugar, cinnamon and cloves. Toss apples with this mixture. Arrange apple mixture in a spiral over batter. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 75 minutes or until apples are light brown and cake is slightly firm in the center. Cool on a rack for 2 hours. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 6 hours before decorating or serving. Decoration: In a small bowl, whisk sugar with butter and hot water. Drizzle on top of chilled cake.


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