Apple Butter Cardamom Cheesecake

Traditional cheesecake is topped with apple slices cooked with apple butter, cardamom and pecans and garnished with whipped cream and crystallized ginger pieces.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs
16 servings


  • 1 refrigerated pie crust (from 15 ounce package), softened as directed on package

  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 3 large eggs

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 3 apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced

  • 1 (9 ounce) jar Dickinson's® Country Apple Butter

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cardamom

  • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans

  • 1 cup whipped cream

  • 2 tablespoons diced crystallized ginger


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 9-inch springform pan with pie crust. Beat cream cheese in large bowl until fluffy and smooth. Add sugar and continue beating on low speed until smooth. Add eggs one at a time while beating. Stir in extract. Pour filling into crust.

  2. Bake 45 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely before removing from the pan.

  3. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add apples and saute until soft, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add apple butter, cardamom and pecans. Continue cooking an additional 5 minutes. Cool slightly.

  4. Arrange apples on top of cheesecake. Garnish with whipped cream and ginger. Serve immediately or refrigerate, covered, until serving time.


Make Apple Cardamom topping as directed and arrange on top of store-bought cheesecake. Garnish with whipped cream and ginger.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

345 Calories
23g Fat
31g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 345
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 216mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 111mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.