If I was asked, I think I would have to say that gourmet cheesecake recipes create the desserts that I am most proud of.
They are delicious, decadent and usually so impressive looking that everyone is sure to rave about them.
Every time we have family get together, I am usually asked to create something from one of the gourmet cheesecake recipes I am most known for. This might be one of the reasons I became so interested in cheesecakes and all of their variations.
One of my sisters-in-law was always intrigued by what I had made but had never been brave enough to try making one herself. Several years ago, she showed up with a delicious cheesecake that she admitted was really not hard to make. I think she is finally a believer!
Caramel Apple Cheesecake
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup margarine
- 1 egg
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Beat the sugar and margarine until light and fluffy. Lightly blend in the egg. Add the flour and mix well.
Cover the bottom and sides of a 9 inch spring form pan with the crust mixture and bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Allow to cool.
- 2 (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese, softened
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 apple, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 cup caramel sundae sauce
- 1/4 cupped chopped pecans
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Decrease the oven temperature to 350 degrees. With and electric mixer on medium speed, combine the cream cheese, flour and the 1/3 cup sugar until well blended.
Add the eggs one at a time and mix well after each addition. Blend in the sour cream. Toss the apple pieces in the remaining sugar and cinnamon and then stir into the cream cheese mixture. Pour the mixture over the crust and bake for one hour at 350 degrees.
Run a sharp knife around the edges to loosen the cake but don’t remove the rim until cool.
After the cake is chilled, top with caramel sauce and pecans.
Recipe by: Dev