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I love cheesecake and I adore caramel apples, especially when they have a little splash of salt added. This salted caramel apple cheesecake combines just about everything I love about fall!

Adding a dash of salt to our sweet treats is a trick I learned to love while making our famous salted caramel brownies years ago. Salt really does make everything better. To welcome fall, our easy-to-bake cheesecake gets a salted caramel apple topping. It’s a simple fall recipe, great for casual entertaining occasions like book club meetings and weeknight dinners with friends, and will be easily loved by everyone.

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Fall is always the time I start getting the desire to bake. Our temperatures are finally dropping enough to turn on the oven and cheesecake is one of my favorite treats to make. I normally use Philadelphia Cream Cheese to make my cakes; nothing else tastes quite like it, and I love that it has no preservatives, so I know my cake can be made without harming our friends. It’s also made with fresh milk and real cream!

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Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake

To make the salted caramel apple cheesecake you will need:

  • 16 oz (2 bricks) of Philadelphia cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs; room temperature
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Caramel topping
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • Another 1/3 cup sugar (for the crust)
  • 6 TBSP melted butter
  • 2 large apples cut into thin slices

Yield: 16 servings

1.Combine graham cracker crumbs with 1/3 cup sugar and the melted butter. Mix with a fork and place into a small cheesecake pan. This recipe makes a 6-inch diameter cake. Push the crust down and then up along the sides of the pan to create a holder for the cake. Place in 350-degree preheated oven and bake for 7-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and let cool.

2. Lower the oven temperature to 325. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, 3/4 cup sugar, eggs, heavy whipping cream and the vanilla extract. Mix in a stand mixer or with an electric whisk 3-5 minutes or until fully combined and smooth. I like to add in a little caramel at this point too, about 1 TBSP to give the cake extra flavor.

3. Pour the cheesecake mixture into the crust and bake for about 50 minutes. Cool for 1 hour before removing the sides of the cheesecake pan. Let the cake chill for at least 3 hours before serving.

4. Once the cake is ready to serve – top with apple slices and drizzle with the caramel. While the caramel is still drizzling add in a couple twists of good sea salt for a sweet and savory dessert that screams, “Fall is here!”

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