APPLE PIE CHEESECAKE

Ready In: 1hr and 15 minutes

Complexity: Medium

Ingredients

  • 12 – 14 digestive biscuits
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 oz melted butter or margarine
  • 4 (8oz) packs cream cheese
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 tsp grated lime zest
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 container (8 oz) sour cream
  • 3 cups peeled and sliced apples,squeezed with a little lime juice
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 2 oz butter
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • ½ cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • Caramel sauce

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9 – inch spring form pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. Crust Place the biscuits, sugar and cinnamon in a food processor. Pulse until the biscuits are fine crumbs.

  3. While the processor is running, add the melted butter or margarine.

  4. Evenly pat the mixture into the spring form pan along the base and a little up the sides.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 5 minutes. Remove and set aside to cool.

  6. Melt the butter in a frying pan. Add the apples, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cook until tender. Set aside to cool.

  7. Place the cream cheese, sugar, lime juice and lime zest in a large mixing bowl. Beat on a low speed with an electric mixer. Add the eggs one at a time beating after every addition. Mixture should be smooth.

  8. Add the rum, vanilla and sour cream. Mix well.

  9. Cover the base of the crust with a little of the cheesecake mixture. Put the apples in an even layer over the batter. Pour the remaining cheesecake mixture over the apples.

  10. Bake in the preheated oven (350 degrees) for approximately 45 minutes or when the center of the cheesecake jiggles slightly by movement of the pan.

  11. Turn off the oven and crack the oven door slightly. Leave the cheesecake in oven for another 30 minutes.

  12. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight.

  13. Beat the whipping cream with the electric mixer until it begins to thicken.

  14. Add the sugar, rum and vanilla and continue to beat until soft peaks form.

  15. Remove the cheesecake from the pan and place on serving dish.

  16. Spoon evenly spaced dollops of cream at the edge of the cheesecake with one in the center. Drizzle the caramel sauce in a zigzag pattern over the cake. Refrigerate until ready to use. Slice and serve.

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