Apple Streusel Cheesecake

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup flour

3 apples
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons whipping cream
1 (250 g) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 lemon, juice and zest

1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, softened


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

For the crust:
Cream butter and sugar thoroughly, blend in flour. Press onto the bottom and 1/2 inch up the side of a a greased 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until slightly golden.

For the filling:
Peel, core and cut the apples into 1/3 inch thick slices. In a frying pan, melt sugar with butter over medium heat, cook apples for 3-5 minutes or just until tender (and lightly browned) but not mushy. Add cream and cook stirring occasionally for 5 minutes. Set aside.

In a large bowl beat cream cheese with brown sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time until just blended. Beat in sour cream, lemon zest juice.

Using a slotted spoon arrange apples over crust,cover with cheese mixture.

For topping:
Mix the ingredients until crumbly. Sprinkle over filling. Bake 45 minutes or until centre is just set. Cool thoroughly at room temperature. Chill at least 4 hours or overnight.

This recipe is also linked to...

Food on Friday: Desserts
Sweet Indulgences Sunday
Everyday Sisters' Sharing Sundays: Apples
Crazy Sweet Tuesday
Cast Party Wednesday
Sweet Treats Thursday
Sweet Tooth Friday
Sweets for a Saturday
This Week's Cravings: Apples
It's a Blog Party's Fall Fest Apple Recipes 2011


Kim McCallie said...

This is my all-time favorite flavor combinations - apples and cinnamon. And, to have them in a cheesecake must be amazing. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

Elsa said...

This looks delicious! I pinned it so I would make it next time I had some apples. Yum!

Lisa said...

Ooohh, Cheesecake Factory move over! Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

Yum! I just love cheesecake.

Thanks for stopping by Sweet Tooth Friday,

Anonymous said...

hi i just want to know what to use instead of sour cream can i use plain yoghurt or milk?

Carolynn said...

I have not tried it, but I would venture to say you could use yogurt or greek yogurt in place of the sour cream. I would think milk or cream would make it too runny.