Apple Crumb Cheesecake

Renee W.

By
@renee1222

This is a recipe I got from my cousin's German wife. This is hands down, my favorite dessert.

I apologize for the metric measurements, which makes an already somewhat time consuming recipe even more so, but it's oh so worth it!

Vanilla sugar is available in most grocery stores. Sometimes it is in the baking aisle. If not, try the international foods section.

I find that two large apples tends to be enough. All that is needed is enough to cover the crust. I don't use one particular kind, any type of baking apple will do.


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Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Ingredients

CRUST INGREDIENTS

150 g
flour
100 g
sugar
1 pkg
vanilla sugar
100 g
butter, cold
baking powder, enough to fit on tip of knife
1
egg

FILLING INGREDIENTS

2-4
apples
lemon juice
cinnamon
sugar
2 - 8 oz. pkg
cream cheese, room temperature
2
eggs
2/3 c
sugar
1 pkg
vanilla sugar
1 tsp
lemon juice
1-2 tsp
vanilla extract
12 oz
sour cream

TOPPING INGREDIENTS

100 g
sugar
150 g
flour
100 g
butter, cold
1 pkg
vanilla sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour bottom & sides of a 9" spring form pan.
2
CRUST:
Soften butter in microwave for about 20 seconds. Mix flour, sugar, vanilla sugar, butter, baking powder and egg by hand. Knead well and form into ball. Flatten dough into bottom of pan.
3
FILLING:
Peel and slice apples. Lay in circular pattern until crust is covered. Squeeze a little bit of lemon juice onto apples. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
4
Beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in eggs, sugar, vanilla sugar, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Mix well. Add sour cream and mix well again. Pour filling over apples.
5
TOPPING:
Soften butter in microwave for about 20 seconds. Add sugar, flour and vanilla sugar to butter. Mix together by hand until topping resembles crumbs.
6
Cover cheesecake with topping and bake for one hour to one hour and fifteen minutes or until knife comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack. Refrigerate for many hours before serving.

**NOTE**
You can begin baking cake while preparing topping, then add to cake and bake for remaining time.

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