Caramel Apple Cheesecake

 
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Fairmont Pittsburgh Fl. 2 Pastry Chef Dwight Penney shares this luscious fall dessert with Table Magazine readers. Start with the crust. Then make the filling, and bake as instructed. Use the caramelized apples on top for something beautiful to look at, or as a garnish when you plate the slices. Enjoy!



Apple Spice Graham Crust

  • 1 Tablespoon apple spice

  • 3 Cups Graham cracker crumbs

  • ¼ stick Melted butter

  • 1 Cup sugar

    Mix all ingredients together to a wet sand consistency

    Bake in 9 inch greased spring form pan or cake pan for 8 minutes

Filling

  • 2 Pounds Cream Cheese

  • ½# Sugar

  • 4 Whole Eggs

  • 1# Sour Cream

  • 1T vanilla

    Mix cream cheese and sugar until smooth, add eggs 1 at a time until incorporated.

    Add Sour cream and vanilla

    Add caramelized apples

    Pour over graham crust

    Bake at 320 degrees for 45-50 minutes until done in a water bath

Caramelized Apples

  • 4 Apples

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 T Cinnamon

  • 1/4tsp nutmeg

  • 1/4tsp clove

  • 1/4tsp allspice

  • 3oz butter

    Peel and medium dice apples

    Melt butter in pan and sauté apples

    Add brown sugar and spices and cook until bubbly and apples are soft

    Cool

 

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ADAM MILLIRON // STYLING BY ANA KELLY

 
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