Spiced Caramel Apple Cheesecake


A twist on the traditional cheesecake. Add steamed apples in between the crust and spiced filling, then top with more apples and caramel topping.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
4 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs 40 mins
1 9-inch springform pan


  • 3 baking apples - peeled, cored, and sliced

  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon, or to taste

  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg, or to taste

  • 1 pinch ground cloves, or to taste

  • 1 ½ cups crushed cinnamon graham crackers

  • cup butter, melted

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • 4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 tablespoons caramel syrup, or to taste


  1. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add apples, 1 pinch cinnamon, 1 pinch nutmeg, and 1 pinch cloves; cover and steam until tender, about 5 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  3. Mix graham cracker crumbs, butter, and 3 tablespoons white sugar together in a bowl; press into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.

  4. Beat cream cheese, 1 cup white sugar, 2 tablespoons cinnamon, 1 teaspoon nutmeg, vanilla extract, and 1/4 teaspoon cloves together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed just until blended.

  5. Arrange a layer of apples onto the graham cracker crust, leaving a few for garnish. Pour cream cheese mixture over apples. Place pan in a larger baking dish and pour water onto the baking dish to create a water bath.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until the center is almost set, about 55 minutes. Cool on counter for 20 minutes before refrigerating until completely chilled, about 4 hours. Garnish with remaining steamed apples and drizzle caramel syrup over the top.

Cook's Note:

Bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 55 minutes if using a dark pan.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

483 Calories
34g Fat
38g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 483
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 20g 102%
Cholesterol 158mg 53%
Sodium 357mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 91mg 7%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 176mg 4%

* 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.

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