Apple Pie Cheesecake
Sometimes you get an idea so brilliant, so out of this world, that you just HAVE to make it a reality. “Apple pie, but on a cheesecake,” you think. “Apple pie cheesecake. Wow. I should make this happen.”
And then you do.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think I brought world peace by bringing this into the world, and I definitely don’t think I was the first to do this. But am I proud of myself for coming up with what I think is the epitome of autumn desserts, and creating it from my own imagination.
It all started when I saw Apple Pie Oreos at the grocery store. I’m a little bit of a junkie for limited-edition Oreo flavors, and I always make it a point to try them when they come out. Even the truly, truly awful ones like Swedish Fish get a taste test from me. So when I saw them, I obviously had to try them; and I was hooked. They tasted JUST like an apple pie in a cookie form! Now I don’t make cheesecake an awful lot, but when I do I try to make the crust with Oreos. So I thought, “What if I made a cheesecake that tasted like this, with these as the base?”
And thus this apple pie cheesecake was born.
Now, I’m a bit late in getting this post out because life has gotten really hectic lately, so you may not be able to find Apple Pie Oreos in the store anymore. Never fear! This recipe will work equally well with Golden Oreos or graham crackers, because a lot of the apple pie flavor comes from the toppings. Homemade caramel sauce and fried apples take this dessert to the next level, making it a hybrid between a typical cheesecake and America’s favorite pie.
If you choose to try this apple pie cheesecake out, make sure you check out the notes in the recipe! Caramel sauce is notoriously difficult to make, as is cheesecake itself. It takes a lot of patience, and may require you make it a day ahead of the event you’re bringing it to. Which means if you want to try it for Thanksgiving, you should start….now.
Yeah, I wasn’t kidding about being late on posting this recipe.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I do have a lot of exciting things coming and I’m going to make a commitment to focus as hard on my blog as I do my other projects (including my photography business – shameless plug)! I’ve even got something coming up in December in conjunction with a lot of other local Kentucky bloggers. So stay tuned for what’s to come as we roll into the holiday season full swing!
Peace & Blessings. xx