Toffee Apple Cheesecake
October 24, 2020
"From our weekday newspaper The West Australian."
- Serving Size: 1 (297.6 g)
- Calories 652.7
- Total Fat - 32.2 g
- Saturated Fat - 17.7 g
- Cholesterol - 341.8 mg
- Sodium - 705.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 59.1 g
- Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
- Sugars - 39.4 g
- Protein - 32.6 g
- Calcium - 794.2 mg
- Iron - 2.3 mg
- Vitamin C - 5.6 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg
Preheat oven to 160C/140C fan forced.
Line a 22cm round springform pan with baking paper.
Place the biscuits in a food processor and process until fine crumbs form and then add the butter and process until combined.
Use a straight-sided glass to spread and press the biscuit mixture firmly over the base and two-thirds up the side of prepared pan and place in the fridge.
Use electric beaters to beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in a bowl until smooth and then add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
Combine the cinnamon and pie fruit apples in a bowl and spoon the apple mixture evenly over the biscuit base, pressing down lightly to compact.
Pour the cream cheese mixture over the apple layer and bake for 40-50 minutes or until the cheesecake is just set in the centre.
Turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake in the oven, with the door slightly ajar, for 2 hours or until cool and place in the fridge overnight to set.
Remove the cheesecake from the fridge 30 minutes before making the topping.
To make the toffee apple topping, combine the sugar and 60ml (1/4 cup) water in a saucepan over low hea and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until the sugar dissolves and then increase heat to high and bring to the boil and cook, without stirring, brushing down side of pan with a wet pastry brush to prevent sugar crystals forming, for 8-10 minutes or until the mixture starts to turn golden and then add the colouring.
Remove from heat and set aside for 2 minutes or until the bubbles subside.
Place the apple slices on a lined tray and drizzle over a little of the toffee and then pour the remaining topping over the cheesecake, spreading quickly to create an even surface and set aside for 15 minutes to set.
Arrange the apple slices on the cheesecake just before serving.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.