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Apple Pie Cheesecake Recipe

Apple Pie Cheesecake on a plate.

If you love to make tasty treats for your family, it can sometimes be hard to make a decision about what to bake. Additionally, if you have opinionated family members who like different things, it can be difficult to figure out who to please. That is where kitchen creativity can come in.

Recipes like this one for Apple Pie Cheesecake will please the apple pie lover in the family, while the layer of delicious, creamy cheesecake will make the cheesecake lover happy. Family is all about compromise and learning to meet in the middle, and recipes like this one can pave the way, since everyone will get exactly what they want.

Apple Pie Cheesecake on a plate.

Apple Pie Cheesecake

April Freeman
This recipe for Apple Pie Cheesecake takes the classic fall flavors of apple pie filling and combines them with that of a delicious, creamy cheesecake. Putting together the taste and texture of two favorite desserts is a sure win as a treat for your family.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Servings 10 Slices


  • Medium-Sized Saucepan
  • Oven
  • Cooking spray
  • Springform Pan
  • Paper Towel
  • Electric Mixer


Apple Filling and Topping Ingredients

  • 3 Cooking apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon

Graham Cracker Oatmeal Crust Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups Graham crackers
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • ¼ cup Oatmeal
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp Melted butter

Cheesecake Filling Ingredients

  • 3 Eight ounce packages of cream cheese Softened at room temperature
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • ½ tsp Vanilla extract
  • 3 Eggs


  • First, you will make the apple pie topping. In a medium sized saucepan, combine the apples, sugar and cinnamon. Stir these together over medium heat. As the apples cook, they will release juices and the mixture will start bubbling. Cook the apples for about 5 to 7 minutes or until they are soft.
    Apples with cinnamon on a pan.
  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Lightly spray the bottom and sides of a nine inch springform pan with cooking spray.
  • Next, you will move on to making the graham cracker oatmeal crust. In a medium sized bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, the oatmeal, the cinnamon, and the sugar. Stir these together and then slowly drizzle the melted butter over them. Toss the crumbs to coat them in butter.
    Mixture of oatmeal with graham on a bowl.
  • Press the crust into the bottom of the prepared springform pan.
  • Wipe out the bowl that you used to make the crust with a paper towel. Add the cream cheese, and sugar and use an electric mixer to beat these together for about 60 seconds. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Finally, beat in the vanilla.
  • Now you will assemble the cheesecake.
  • Spread about half of the apple mixture on the top of the crust, spreading it within about half an inch of the outer edge of the crust.
    Apple slices with cinnamon and oatmeal.
  • Put the rest of the apples in the refrigerator until later, when you will use them to top the cheesecake.
  • Spread the cheesecake mixture over the top of the apple mixture, spreading it in an even layer over the crust.
    Apple Pie Cheesecake on a spring pan.
  • Put the pan into the oven and bake it for 60 to 70 minutes or until the center is almost set. It will still be a bit jiggly in the middle, but the outer rim of the cheesecake will be firm.
  • Refrigerate the cheesecake for about 4 hours.
  • Drain the liquid from the apples that you stored in the refrigerator. Arrange them on the top of the cheesecake. Take the sides off of the springform pan and slice the cheesecake into slices. Serve.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to five days.


This is a layered dessert and each layer has something to offer. The crust is a bit different from your basic graham cracker pie crust, since it includes a touch of cinnamon and the whole grain goodness of old-fashioned oatmeal. The apples are cooked on the stove just until tender and layered on top of the crust. A layer of delicious, cool cheesecake is lightly flavored with vanilla and gives the perfect touch to the apples. Finally, you will top the cheesecake with another layer of apple cinnamon sweetness.
This recipe is so good and it is surprisingly simple to make. Many people avoid baking cheesecakes, thinking that they are complicated to prepare, but in reality, recipes like this can make cheesecake baking a snap.
While many cheesecakes are a bit on the heavy and rich side, this one is a little lighter since the recipe does not include an excessive amount of sugar and it also leaves out sour cream.
For this recipe, you will want to use a cooking apple. You do not necessarily have to use Granny Smith apples, but you do want a variety of apple that will stand up to the heat of the stove and the oven without turning mushy. We used Fuji apples, but other varieties, like Jonagold or Yellow Delicious are good choices of apples for this recipe.
If you need a special dessert for an anniversary, birthday, or even a potluck family holiday dinner, look no further. This recipe is sure to be a hit wherever you serve it. 

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