Apple-pecan cheesecake

There is a nip in the air , a cool 25°C in the morning  but come noontime , it'll another hot day *sigh* I hope winter will come early here , I'm really fed up with you , summer ! 

I used the last of my cream cheese and one of the few times that it haven't got a chance to develop molds yet hee hee ! Planning on using it for another recipe of cream-cheese filled apple cake but don't have enough apples and eggs on hand . 

I've been wanting to make this cheesecake for quiet sometime but I always forget to buy pecans . This decadent treat appears during autumn/fall where apples are abundant . But don't worry , you can make this anytime , anywhere and whenever you have the urge . Definitely a nice change to the same old , same old blueberry/cherry/strawberry cheesecake ! 

Crust : 

90 grams gingersnaps , finely crushed 
20 grams unsalted butter , melted 

Filling :

235 grams cream cheese , at room temperature
90 grams caster sugar
150 ml soured cream , at room temperature 
1 large egg , at room temperature
1/2  teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping : 

1 Granny Smith , peeled , cored and roughly chopped 
50 grams toasted pecans , roughly chopped
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
1 1/2 tablespoon vanilla sugar or raw/granulated sugar

* Grease a 6-inch square pan and line the bottom with a parchment paper , grease the parchment as well  . 

* Mix crushed gingersnaps and butter ; press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the pan , put pan in the freezer for 20 minutes . 

* Preheat oven to 160°C . 

* Place the cream cheese and sugar in a medium mixing bowl , beat over medium speed until light and smooth . Add in the cream and beat well until well combined ; add in the egg and vanilla , beat until just combined . Pour into the pan and gently drop the pan twice or thrice on the counter top to remove air bubbles . 

* Combine the ingredients for the topping , mix well  ; spoon mixture evenly on top of the cream cheese filling .

* Bake for 35-40 minutes . Let cheesecake cool inside the oven for 30 minutes , leaving door slightly ajar . Chill at least 4 hours or overnight before consuming .

This post is linked to the bloghop event , Little Thumbs Up , organized by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY . This month's APPLE theme is hosted by Kit of I Lost in Austen 



  1. Damn delicious sweet bites!!!
    great job my friend....

  2. Apple Pecan Cheesecake, oh how festive, Anne!!! I can't say that I have had enough of Summer. This year it didn't seem like we had much of a Summer.

    I've been seeing a lot of apples dangling from the trees so I guess, Fall is really here! This is a perfect Fall celebration cake. Thanks so much for sharing, Anne...

    P.S. I've been storing my cream cheese in the freezer these days. One way to avoid that dreaded mold, lol...

  3. I know this cheesecake has got to be delicious because it looks like it is! Why do pecans has to be so expensive sigh! A beautiful sight for my eyes to feast on:D

  4. OH WOW! I LOVE this applicious cheesecake to bits . How I wish I can have a huge slice now ! Is there any leftovers ? Drooling ! :p

  5. Anne, Thank you for sharing this apple pecan cheesecake...I was really tempted to make one immediately after reading and studying your recipe...only to realize that I don't have any cream cheese!! Can't wait to try this one out soon:)

  6. This is so perfect for the afternoon tea!

  7. My Dear, here is +4 in the mornings and I am glad that at least 15 in the noon, I wish I could live in a warmer climate:)
    anyway-your cheesecake looks great, as always!

  8. Hi Anne,
    Wow, what a lovely dessert! I have never tried using apples in a cheesecake before. Looks very yummy! I like all your cheesecake posts!

  9. Hey Anne, Anne, back in your space after a looooong time and what greets me is another cheesecake. You really are a cheesecake champion. I got inspired by you over summer and baked mango cheesecake a few times, but it just vanished before I could take a decent photo. Love the idea of apple and pecan cheesecake, very fall-y like you mention.

  10. Pazzesco!! E' buonissimo !!!

  11. nvr eaten apple cheesecake's really nice for a change from the usual blueberry ones...but i still enjoy blueberry cheesecake a lot ! That's a very delicious looking slice of cheesecake..yum!

  12. Hi Anne! Been some time since i came peeping into your cupboard and i am glad i came by, your cheesecake is beautiful and so tempting! How i wish i could just grab it off the screen!

  13. I am craving it right now and I am not going to resist. Let me go in the kitchen and make something.

  14. Hi Anne, really delightful cheesecake. Apple, cheese and cinnamon are great pairing. Love to have a huge slice now, you got my email? LOL

    Have a nice week ahead,regards.

  15. hi ann! i'm so happy to see you are still blogging! i fell off the face of the blogging-earth for a while, and now i'm checking up on all my old friends. this cheesecake is to die for! and so perfect for fall! i am starting to get back to the food-blogging game these days, so it's nice to see you are still around :)

  16. Hi Anne,
    You are really good in doing cheesecake. Whenever I want to bake cheesecake, I will never forget to vist your blog for inspiration. Recently I just baked the lemon mini cheesecake from your blog, for a tea party at home. My guests commented they are so pretty and cute.

    Thanks for your sharing!

  17. Hi Anne...thinking about you and hoping all is well in your little corner of the world...

  18. Louise , all is well here ! Thank you for asking :D

  19. Hi Amne,
    This Apple cheesecake looks good!
    Next time you bake this again do let me know, i will drop by to have a piece :p


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