Caramel Apple Cheesecake
One of the most iconic flavors of fall is caramel apples. This recipe puts those flavors into a cheesecake to create a delicious dessert to serve at your fall gatherings.
- 1 package Krusteaz Apple Crisp Mix (1 pouch each crisp topping mix and apple filling)
- 5 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
- 16 oz (2 cups) cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
- Caramel topping
Adapted from krusteaz.com
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Place crisp topping mix in medium bowl. Cut in butter or margarine using a fork or pastry blender until crumbly. Reserve 1/4 cup crisp topping mixture.
Spoon remaining mixture into lightly greased 9-inch deep dish pie pan. Press evenly into bottom of pan. Spread apple filling over crust. Set aside.
In separate bowl, place cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Using an electric mixer, mix on low speed 30 seconds or until smooth. Add eggs and continue to mix on low speed an additional 30 seconds or until well blended.
Pour cream cheese mixture evenly over apple filling layer. Sprinkle with reserved crisp topping mixture.
Bake 40-45 minutes or until center does not jiggle when lightly shaken. Cool to room temperature. Drizzle with caramel topping. Chill several hours or overnight.