This Caramel Apple Cheesecake is made with a homemade graham cracker crust, and is filled with sweet, juicy apples and creamy caramel. It’s the perfect finish to any fall meal!
The season of fall dessert recipes and baking is upon us! Recipes like The Best Chocolate Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Cheesecake Sugar Cookie Bars, and this Caramel Apple Cheesecake would make the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving or holiday dessert table!
I know that when most of us think of fall, apples are right there at the top of the list.
When I was growing up, I remember going on a field trip every year in September to a local apple farm up in the mountains. We did all of the fun, traditional farm activities including a hay ride, petting zoo, and apple taste testing.
As far as apple desserts go, this Caramel Apple Cheesecake is sure to please! It’s full of juicy apples, creamy caramel, and the CRUST! It is so good. And please, y’all, if you make this cheesecake, you HAVE to make the crust that goes with it.
See, the crust has a little hint of cinnamon making it the perfect base for this caramel apple cheesecake. Plus, it’s really simple to make. Just make it. I promise you’ll be glad you did.
Ingredients for Caramel Apple Cheesecake
- graham cracker crumbs
- granulated white sugar
- cream cheese
- vanilla extract
- apple pie filling
- caramel topping
- cinnamon almonds (optional)
How to Make Caramel Apple Cheesecake – Step by Step
Tips and Notes
How to Store
Once the cheesecake has cooled completely, store in an airtight container or cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Make ahead: this is an excellent dessert recipe to make ahead of time for the holidays. It can be made ahead and stored covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
How to Freeze
This caramel apple cheesecake freezes perfectly for up to 6 months. Once the cheesecake is completely cool, store in a freezer safe airtight container or cover with both plastic wrap and aluminum foil before freezing. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.
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Caramel Apple Cheesecake
- 1½ cups graham cracker crumbs
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 7 Tablespoons butter, melted
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 (21 oz) can apple pie filling
- ¼ cup caramel topping
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup cinnamon almonds, coarsely chopped (or any nut that you prefer)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium sized bowl, combine all ingredients for the crust. Mix until crumbly, then press firmly into the bottom and up the sides of a 9 inch pie plate. Bake in preheated oven for 6-7 minutes until set.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese over medium speed until fluffy. Add in the sugar, vanilla extract, and eggs and beat until mixture is smooth.
- Scoop ¾ of the apple pie filling from the can and spread in the bottom of the prepared crust. Top with the cheesecake filling, spreading evenly.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes until top is set and cheesecake is cooked through. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
- While cheesecake is baking, combine remaining ¼ can of apple pie filling, caramel topping, and ½ tsp of cinnamon in a small sauce pan over low heat. Stir until smooth, then set aside.
- When cheesecake is cool, spread caramel apple mixture over the top and sprinkle with chopped nuts. Refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours before slicing. Enjoy!
- How to Store: once the cheesecake has cooled completely, store in an airtight container or cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
- Make ahead: this is an excellent dessert recipe to make ahead of time for the holidays. It can be made ahead and stored covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
- Freezing: this caramel apple cheesecake freezes well for up to 6 months. Once the cheesecake is completely cool, store in a freezer safe airtight container or cover with both plastic wrap and aluminum foil before freezing. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.