Total Time
1hr 55mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

So yummy. I reserve this for extra-special occasions. Chills overnight.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the first five ingredients; press onto the bottom of a lightly greased 9-inch springform pan.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes; cool.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  4. Add eggs; beat on low just until combined.
  5. Stir in vanilla.
  6. Pour over crust.
  7. Toss apples with lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon; spoon over filling.
  8. Place cheesecake/pan in a large rectangular baking pan filled with 2 inches of hot water; place in 350 degree oven and bake for 55-60 minutes or until center is almost set.
  9. Remove cheesecake from oven and water-filled pan and cool on a wire rack to 10 minutes.
  10. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen.
  11. Drizzle with 4 tablespoons caramel topping.
  12. Cool for 1 hour.
  13. Refrigerate overnight.
  14. Remove sides of pan.
  15. Just before serving, garnish with whipped cream.
  16. Drizzle with remaining caramel; sprinkle with pecans.
  17. Store in refrigerator.
Most Helpful

What an incredible recipe! I have made this cheesecake several times and it is always a huge hit. I did "tweak" a couple things such as using 3 1/2 to 4 cups of Jonagold apples. I chop one cup up, toss the pieces in a little cinnamon, then add to the cream cheese mixture. Also, I squeeze a couple tablespoons of fresh lemon juice into the cream cheese mixture while mixing. Fabulous!

tamiljudy June 23, 2011

I don't know what I could have done wrong here, but it was NOT good. It was mushy, too wet, flavorless (even though I added lemon zest). Maybe the cottage cheese I used had too much liquid, but I doubled this recipe to make 2 cheesecakes, take one to work and ended up throwing them both out. What a waste of time and money. Very disappointing.

Kar's Kitchen May 31, 2011

OMG!!! This was totally delish!!!! I made it for Thanksgiving and my mom wants me to bring it back for Christmas. Was disappointed that it cracked, but I think I will let it cool a little longer this time before removing the springform. This is one for the books!!!

968750 December 14, 2010