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Caramel Apple Crisp Cheesecake

Apple crisp baked into a creamy and rich cheesecake! With an oatmeal cookie crust, rich cheesecake filling topped with sweet, cinnamony apples, and a boatload of oat streusel on top!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 10 -12 servings
Author Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl

Ingredients

For oatmeal cookie crust:

  • 2 c. finely crushed prepared oatmeal cookies
  • 1/2 c. old-fashioned or instant oats
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 6 tbsp. butter melted

For cheesecake:

  • 3 - 8 oz. packages reduced-fat cream cheese softened
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 3 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tsp. caramel extract I find Watkins brand easily at Walmart, and I also find caramel extract brands at Whole Foods
  • 3 large apples peeled, sliced about 1/4-inch thick
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. sugar

For streusel:

  • 1 c. old-fashioned oats
  • 3/4 c. flour
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 c. cold butter
  • vanilla ice cream
  • 1 jar prepared caramel sauce

Instructions

For oatmeal cookie crust:

  1. In a small bowl, combine oatmeal cookie crumbs, oats, sugar, and butter.
  2. Press into the bottom of an 9-inch springform pan.

For cheesecake:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until creamy.
  2. Add sugar, beating until combined.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Beat in vanilla and caramel extract.
  5. Pour cheesecake batter over crust.
  6. In a medium bowl, combine apples, cinnamon, and sugar, tossing to coat.
  7. Carefully layer the apple slices over the cheesecake batter, working from the edges to the center - it will keep the batter from raising higher at the edges. Work from the edges toward the middle.

For streusel:

  1. In a small bowl, combine oats, flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  2. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.
  3. Sprinkle it evenly over the apple layer, working from the edges to the center.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees for 65-75 minutes (it will take a while - it's very thick), or until the center appears set when jiggled.
  5. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Serve with ice cream and caramel sauce.