red-apples

Apple Cheesecake

Makes 12

Ingredients:

For the crust:

1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup flour

For the filling:

3 large apples, sliced 3/8″ thick
2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp cream 35%
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
Grated rind of a lemon
1 lemon juice

For the topping:

1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup butter

Method:

Preheat oven at 350 F.

Beat together butter and sugar. Mix in flour.

Press dough on bottom and sides of a 9″ pan. Bake for 15 minutes.

In a frying pan melt butter over medium fire. Add sugar. Cook apple in it for 5 minutes.

Add 2 tbsp cream and cook for 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Do not overcook. Put aside.

Beat cream cheese and brown sugar at high speed. When well mixed, add eggs, one at a time. Do not overbeat.

Reduce speed and add sour cream, zest and juice.

With slotted spoon place the apples on the crust, then pour filling.

Preheat oven at 350 F.

Whip the ingredients for the topping at high speed until mixture is in small lumps.

Sprinkle over cream.

Place pan over a cookie sheet and bake at 350 F for 1 hour.

When cooled, refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

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