Monday, May 17, 2010

Caramel Apple Cheesecake

What do you do for a 13 year old boy for his birthday? Make him a special kind of birthday present of course!

There is a couple that we have been friends with since we were in high school. Our kids have grown up together and they are all like the best of friends. All of them look forward to their birthdays because they know that I am going to fix them that special birthday request. It is the one thing that I can do since I cannot afford to buy gifts--so I cook as a gift! Works for me!

Anyway, his request is usually my Butterfinger cake, but this year he wanted something different--he requested a Caramel Apple Cheesecake. . .and that is exactly what he got!

Here is the recipe:

1 (21-ounce) can apple pie filling
1 (9-inch) graham cracker crust
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/4 cup caramel topping


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Reserve 3/4 cup of the apple filling; set aside. Spoon the remaining filling into the crust. Beat together the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Add the eggs and mix well. Pour this over the pie filling.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the center of the cake is set. Cool to room temperature.

Mix the reserved pie filling and caramel topping in a small saucepan and heat for about 1 minute, or until spreadable. Spoon the apple-caramel mixture over the top of the cheesecake and spread evenly. Refrigerate the cake until ready to serve.

This recipe is linked to:

Tuesday Cooking for Two
Tuesday Tastes
Tuesdays at the Table

Blessed with Grace


Sherry said...

THis sounds absolutely delish! What isn't to love - caramel and apples!! :D

Grandmother Wren said...

Wow - that looks good! Thank you so much for sharing at Grandmother Wren's. With recipes like this one to share, I hope you'll link in often!

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

That sounds just lovely - caramel and apples make such a great combination and to put them in cheesecake - yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Brenda said...

Looks very yummy. My son never wants BD cake either, its always something different.

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I so love cheesecake. It's very near and dear to me. This looks heavenly! Thanks!

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

It sounds really good. All the flavors are a great combination.

Jasey said...

My hubby will be all over this one! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Tastes! Polls just opened for the People's Choice Award! Stop by and and vote when you get a chance -just click on your fav recipe!

Happy Day,
Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

Jerri said...

Wow! Looks scrumptious!