Apple Pie Cheesecake

This apple pie cheesecake recipe won a prize in our town paper, then went on to win the grand prize. It’s a wonderfully different take on your regular apple pie – the cheesecake-like filling sets it apart from all others.

overhead view of apple pie cheesecake and a slice on a plate.

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What Makes Apple Pie Cheesecake So Good?

This delicious apple pie with a difference is the answer to your dessert dreams! Apple cheesecake pie combines two all-time favorite desserts – cheesecake and apple pie! Why choose between apple pie and cheesecake when you can have both? Indeed, what could be better?

This creamy cheesecake is topped with perfectly seasoned apples for a great and delicious dessert. Cheesecake apple pie is an award-winning combination that your family and friends will love.

Ingredients

This yummy dessert will please both apple pie lovers and cheesecake lovers. Here’s what you will need:

For the crust:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Butter 
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla extract

For the cheesecake layer:

  • Cream cheese
  • Sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract

For the apple topping:

  • Granny Smith apples
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Pecans or walnuts 
  • Ground cinnamon
apple pie cheesecake ingredients on a tray.

How to Make Apple Pie Cheesecake

This is an easy apple pie to make. Just follow these simple steps:

To prepare the cheesecake crust:

  1. Beat together the butter, vanilla, and sugar.
creamed butter, sugar, and vanilla in a mixing bowl.
  1. Gradually add the flour and make a soft dough.
apple pie cheesecake crust in a mixing bowl.
  1. Press the dough into a deep-dish pie pan.
apple pie cheesecake crust in a pie pan.

To prepare the cheesecake batter:

  1. Beat the cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla together with a hand mixer on low speed.
  2. Spread the mixture over the crust.
apple pie cheesecake filling in a bowl.

To prepare the apple topping:

  1. Peel, core, and thinly slice the apples.
  2. Toss the apples, pecans, cinnamon, and sugar to combine.
apple slices and cinnamon in a bowl.
  1. Lay the apples over the filling.
  2. Scatter small cubes of butter over the apples.
apple pie cheesecake before baking.
  1. Bake at 400°F for 15 minutes.
  2. Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F and bake until the apples are tender.
  3. Cool to room temperature then refrigerate overnight.
slice of apple pie cheesecake and two apples.

Tips for Baking With Apples

  • Apples have a tendency to brown quickly. Adding a small amount of lemon juice will help prevent this from happening. It won’t change the flavor of your dish but will keep your apples perfectly colored.
  • Use a firm apple like a Granny Smith that holds its shape and doesn’t get mushy. Here’s a useful guide to which apples to use for different dishes.
  • Peel your apples before baking, as the skins can become tough.

What Toppings Are Best for Apple Cheesecake Pie?

  • Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream with a drizzle of caramel sauce is delicious. Note that salted caramel sauce would add a special salty touch to this sweet dessert.
  • You can also opt for chocolate or butterscotch syrup.
  • Try toffee crunch pieces
  • You can also opt to add a crunchy topping with oatmeal.

Recipe Variation – Oat Crumble Topping

If you want to make this apple pie cheesecake with a crumb topping, here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter (unsalted)

Combine all the ingredients and sprinkle the crumb mixture evenly over the apples before baking the cheesecake.

What to Serve With Apple Cheesecake Pie

This pie is the perfect dessert for a holiday feast. Serve it up with various main dishes such as:

How to Store Apple Cheesecake Pie

This apple pie cheesecake recipe is so delicious it’s possible you won’t have to deal with leftovers. However, if you do have some, keep leftover cheesecake pie in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

You can also freeze this pie. Just wrap it well in plastic wrap and place it in the freezer. It will last for up to 2 months.

And if you would like to expand your cheesecake repertoire, check out this cheesecake recipe book which gives you a variety of delicious cheesecake-inspired recipes ranging from cheesecake muffins and no-bake cheesecakes to your classic rich cheesecakes!

apple pie cheesecake slice on a plate in front of the dessert.

Favorite Recipes with Apples

Can’t get enough of cooking with apples? Here are some more apple recipes for you to try:

Popular Cheesecake Recipes

Check out more of my easy dessert recipes and the best fall recipes on CopyKat!

Thanks to Predestogo for sharing this cheesecake apple pie recipe.

overhead view of apple pie cheesecake and a slice on a plate.

Apple Pie Cheesecake

A creamy cheesecake topped with perfectly seasoned apples is a wonderful dessert.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Pie, Apple Pie Cheesecake, Cheesecake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 593kcal

Ingredients

Crust

  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Cheesecake Filling

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Apple Topping

  • 4 cups thinly sliced Granny Smith apples
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Oat Crumb Topping (Optional)

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Cheesecake Crust

  • Cream together the butter, vanilla, and sugar.
  • Gradually add flour and beat until a soft dough forms.
  • Press the dough into the bottom and up the sides of a deep dish pie pan.

Cheesecake Filling

  • Beat together the cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla until smooth.
  • Spread the filling evenly over the crust.

Apple Topping

  • Place the sliced apples. pecans, cinnamon, and sugar in a bowl and toss to combine.
  • Arrange the apple topping in a circular pattern over the filling.
  • Cut the butter into small cubes and scatter them on top of the apples.

Oat Crumb Topping (Optional)

  • Combine all crumb topping ingredients in a small bowl. The mixture should be crumbly.
  • Sprinkle the crumbs evenly over the apples.

Baking

  • Bake for 15 minutes and then lower the oven temperature to 350°F and continue to bake until the apples are tender.

Nutrition

Calories: 593kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 985IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1.5mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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