Apple Cobbler Cheesecake

I call this combination of two classic desserts my "lucky” recipe. It won top honors when I entered the baking contest in my hometown's annual apple festival.

Freshly baked.

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Freshly baked.


  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • CRUST:

  • 2

    cups graham cracker crumbs

  • ¼

    cup sugar

  • ½

    cup butter, melted

  • COBBLER LAYER:

  • 1

    cup butter, softened

  • 1

    cup sugar

  • 2

    eggs

  • 2

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 2

    tablespoons baking powder

  • 2

    medium tart apples, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 1

    (12-ounce) har hot caramel ice cream topping, divided

  • CHEESECAKE LAYER:

  • 3

    (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 1

    cup sugar

  • ¼

    cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼

    cup water

  • 3

    eggs, lightly beaten

  • Whipped cream

Directions

Preheat oven to 325° F. In a small bowl, mix cracker crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto bottom and 1 in. up sides of a greased 10-in. springform pan. Place pan on a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. For cobbler layer, in a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. In a small bowl, whisk flour and baking powder; add to creamed mixture. Drop half of the dough by tablespoonfuls into crust. Top with half of the apple slices; drizzle with 1/3 cup caramel topping. For cheesecake layer, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in flour and water. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour over caramel. Repeat cobbler layer with remaining dough, apple and an additional 1/3 cup caramel topping. Bake 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until cheesecake layer no longer jiggles when moved. Cool on a wire rack 30 minutes. Serve warm or refrigerate overnight, covering when completely cooled, and serve cold. Loosen sides of cheesecake with a knife. Remove rim from pan. Warm remaining caramel topping. Serve with cheesecake; top with whipped cream.


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