Apple Pie Cheesecake

This is my first recipe!  I’m pretty excited because it turned out so well.  This is the Apple Pie Cheesecake from Buzzfeed’s Tasty videos on Facebook.  How many of you get a kick out of watching those? *raises both hands*

Credit:  Buzzfeed Tasty

I saw the recipe for this Apple Pie Cheesecake on Facebook while at work (shhh…don’t tell anyone).  It seemed like a challenge because I’ve never made cheesecake.  I’ve made the no-bake cheesecake before. *gasp*  Does that count?  No.  It’s fine because I’m movin’ on up!

I’ll tell you where I had issues with this recipe:

  1.  The motor in my mixer died.  Please make sure you let your cream cheese softens up a bit.  However, I was fortunate to have to participate in my favorite sport, shopping, and buy a new mixer.
  2. Keep an eye on the top of the cheesecake after you reset the oven to 425.  My cheesecake turned a dark brown and yes I took that part off and acted as if that didn’t happen.  I told y’all I’m not a cook.
  3. Please let it cool completely.  I feel like cheesecake should have a bit of a chill to it.  When my friends and I ate the first slice it was slightly warm.  It was good but it hadn’t cooled completely and this was 3 hours late.  The second piece the following day was perfect!  If you decide to cook this for a dinner party make sure you do it a day before.

Other tips:

1.  The recipe doesn’t say what type of apples to use.  I used these from Trader Joe’s.

2.   The recipe doesn’t say what size pan to use.  I used this one, it’s 9 1/2 inches.

Apple Pie Cheesecake

 

3.   I love spices, as in my fav tea is chai.  I believe I could’ve gone a little heavier on the cinnamon and nutmeg to really bring out those flavors.

4.  If you aren’t used to cooking, prepare to spend an hour putting everything together for the cheesecake portion and 30 minutes for the apple filling.

There’s always room for wine

I paired this apple pie cheesecake with the Almond wine from Cooper’s Hawk.  This stuff is sooooo good!  Whenever I see a wine on the tasting list that I’m not fond of I always pick this one.  It’s bubbly so you can also choose to drink it for a festive occasion.  Cooper’s Hawk recommends that you pair it with “baked apples or apple pie, almond cookies, cheesecake”.  It fits, right!  Oh and the almond wine smells like biscotti.

Coopers Hawk Almond Wine

This recipe looks intimidating but it’s not.  Remember, #IfICanDoItYouCanToo.

Make sure you leave a comment for me about how it turned out.

Apple Pie Cheesecake
Apple Pie Cheesecake

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