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Apple Cheesecake Recipe
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Apple Cheesecake Recipe

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After a big meal, this fluffy no-bake cheesecake with its deliciously different applesauce and peanut topping really hits the spot. It needs no crust, and the light cheese layer is smooth and creamy. -Adeline Piscitelli, Sayreville, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 1-3/4 cups apple juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Additional whipped cream, cinnamon and peanuts, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 215 calories, 15 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 80 mg cholesterol, 105 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved; set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the apple juice and sugar until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cool slightly.
  3. Whisk a small amount of hot mixture into the egg yolks. Return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Remove from the heat. Cool to room temperature
  4. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, cinnamon and nutmeg until smooth. Gradually beat in gelatin mixture until smooth. Chill until for about 20 minutes or until slightly thickened. Fold in cream. Pour into a an ungreased 9-in. springform pan. Chill 4 hours or overnight.
  5. In a small saucepan over medium heat, brown peanuts in butter for 2 minutes. Add the applesauce, brown sugar and cinnamon; cook and stir for 5 minutes or until heated through. Cool. Spread over top of cheesecake. Garnish with additional whipped cream, cinnamon and peanuts if desired. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Apple Cheesecake in Taste of Home April/May 1996, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 215 calories, 15 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 80 mg cholesterol, 105 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Reviews for Apple Cheesecake

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Reviewed Aug. 5, 2014

I don't know where you shop,  but look in the aisle with the jello,  graham cracker crust, and pie fillings.  It use to be in a pink and white box.  Knox Gelentin .  It also use to have a picture on the box with a ladies hand showing off the long nails.  But it comes in packs too, i believe.  

I love this cheesecake. 

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Reviewed Jun. 10, 2014

I would like to try it, but I am not sure what does it means " envelopes gelatin" . Is it slices??? how much gram or ounces???

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Reviewed Apr. 14, 2013

I made this recipe for Easter and man, it was the best. I love it and going to be making it again real soon. It is different, but a good different.

I saw where someone had said they hadn't seen where anyone liked it all together, well I did.

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Reviewed Jun. 20, 2010

I MADE THIS CHEESECAKE AND EVERYTHING TURNED OUT, BUT LET ME TELL YOU IT JUST WASNT GOOD. THE FILLING WAS JUST OK AND THE TOPPING WASN NOT THAT GREAT. THE THING ABOUT IT IS JUST THAT THE 2 FLAVORS REALLY DID NOT EVEN GO TOGETHER WELL. THE PEOPLE WHO TRIED IT SAID THEY LIKED THE TOPPING, OR THAT THEY LIKED THE FILLING. NOT ONE PERSON LIKE THE 2 TOGETHER AND HAD TWO THAT SAID THEY DIDNT LIKE EITHER, ONE PERSON WHO SAID THEY LIKED IT. I THINK THAT PERSON WAS JUST TRYING TO BE NICE.

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