Homemade Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Creamy caramel cheesecake inside a Cinnamon blondie crust topped with cinnamon apples and a decadent caramel drizzle.The perfect Fall dessert or snow day project.Would also make a fabulous Thanksgiving Day dessert.
Caramel Apple Cheesecake
These dark, cold winter days have me craving comfort food. This cheesecake combines the most comforting foods known to man (and woman!).

1. Blondies (Brownies sans chocolate)
2. Cheesecake
3. Caramel


Caramel Apple Cheesecake 4


It is not an easy 10 minute dessert, but it is SO SO worth it. Plus what else have you got to do when you’re cooped up inside?


If you are short on time or just not into making things from scratch you can always use short cuts. (i.e. Store bought Graham Cracker Crust to replace the blondies, caramel ice cream topping, or frozen baked apples.


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Homemade Caramel Apple Cheesecake
Creamy caramel cheesecake inside a Cinnamon blondie crust topped with cinnamon apples and a decadent caramel drizzle.
  • For The Apple Spice Blondie Crust
  • ¾ Cup Butter, Melted
  • 1½ Cups Brown Sugar
  • 3 Tsp Vanilla
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1½ Cups Flour
  • ½ Tsp Cinnamon
  • ¾ Tsp Apple Pie Spice
  • ¾ Tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ Tsp Baking Soda
  • ¼ Tsp Salt
  • ½ Apple, Finely Chopped
  • For The Homemade Caramel Sauce
  • ¼ Cup (1/2 Stick) Butter
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
  • For The Caramel Cheesecake
  • 16 Oz. Cream Cheese, Softened
  • ½ Cup White Sugar
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar
  • ¾ Cup Caramel Sauce (See recipe below)
  • ½ Tsp Apple Pie Spice
  • 4 Oz Extra Creamy Cool Whip
  • For The Cinnamon Apples
  • 1½ Apples, Thinly Sliced
  • 2 Tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 4 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • For The Cinnamon Whipped Cream
  • ½ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • ¼ Cup Powdered Sugar
  • ¼ Tsp Cinnamon
  1. For The Blondie Crust
  2. Grease a 9 inch cake pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. In a large bowl mix melted butter and brown sugar. Stir in vanilla,eggs,cinnamon, apple pie spice,salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  4. Gradually stir in flour, stirring until just combined. Stir in apples.
  5. Pour blondie batter into pan, and bake for 30-35 minutes. Cool.
  6. For The Caramel Sauce
  7. In a small sauce pan melt butter. Whisk in brown sugar and heavy cream, stirring constantly until fully dissoved.
  8. Bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes.
  9. For the Cheesecake
  10. Mix cream cheese and sugars together until smooth.
  11. Stir in apple pie spice, ¾ cup of caramel sauce, and cool whip.
  12. Evenly spread cheesecake over the blondie. Refrigerate around 3-4 hours or until firm.
  13. For The Cinnamon Apples
  14. In a medium sauce pan combine brown sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Add apples and toss to coat.
  15. Add butter and cook for 15-20 minutes or until soft. Cool and then place on top of the cheesecake.
  16. For The Cinnamon Whipped Cream
  17. Freeze a metal bowl. Whip heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in powdered sugar, and cinnamon.
  18. Pipe around edges of cheesecake.
  19. Drizzle remaining caramel sauce over the top of the cheesecake.

Adapted via Life Love and Sugar


Caramel Apple Cheesecake

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  1. We are featuring this cheesecake recipe, which looks too good to be true, on our Seasons’ Saturday Selections. Feel free to share that info with your readers.

    Janette and Jordan
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  2. Oh my goodness. You had me at cheesecake.
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  3. This looks SO delicious.
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  4. This looks absolutely delicious!
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  5. Everything about this is just perfect!
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  6. I’m ready to dive right in and eat a slice or two. The recipe looks amazing!!
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  7. Wowza! Is this actually legal? 🙂 Seriously, it looks amazing. So many layers of texture and flavor.
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  8. This apple caramel cheesecake looks so good! I’d love a piece right now!

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  9. You really should tell people to use a 9 inch springform pan instead of a 9 inch cake pan. My baked blondie crust left no room for the cheesecake portion.
    I had to tear the blondie crust apart and press it into a springform pan in order to fit the cheesecake.

    • Thanks for sharing Crista.

      Use a springform pan if you have one (personally I don’t!!). I should probably get on that


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