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Apple Danish Cheesecake Recipe
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Apple Danish Cheesecake Recipe

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As a teacher who has lived in eight different towns and taught in 11 schools in three provinces, I have sampled a multitude of staff room goodies and collected many recipes. The one for this delightful cheesecake has traveled with me since my second school. It's an excellent brunch item.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 356 calories, 22 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 169 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine flour, almonds and sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Add extract. Shape dough into a ball; place between two sheets of waxed paper. Roll out into a 10-in. circle. Transfer to a greased 9-in. springform pan; gently press dough against the bottom and up the sides of pan. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and cream of tartar until smooth. Add egg; beat on low just until combined. Pour over crust.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Add apples and stir until coated. Spoon over the filling. Sprinkle with almonds.
  4. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Remove sides of pan. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Apple Danish Cheesecake in Taste of Home December/January 1999, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 356 calories, 22 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 169 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Reviews for Apple Danish Cheesecake

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Reviewed Mar. 18, 2013

This was delicious! It reminded me of a mix between apple pie and cheesecake. I enjoyed this recipe because it was not as rich as a regular cheesecake. I used frozen apple slices and baked it for 5-10 minutes longer. It turned out great!

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Reviewed Feb. 23, 2013

This cake was a huge hit. The crust is absolutely delicious and I will use it in other recipes in the future. The only change I would make is to double the amounts for the cheese layer.

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Reviewed May. 30, 2012

I have made this recipe several times and it is always a big hit.

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Reviewed Apr. 9, 2012

Delicious. Made it for Easter Sunday lunch and it was a hit. Very easy to make - don't expect the pastry to be like a usual one, as it's very crumbly but works perfectly. Yummmmmm.

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Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011 Edited Mar. 2, 2014

I actually had made this recipe before & had given the cheesecake to a friend. Thank you for sharing this recipe! I adjusted the recipe by omitting the ground almonds and adding 2 Tbsp. milk to the crust. I didn't roll out the crust dough, I just pressed it into a greased and floured 9" springform pan. I used 1 tsp. vanilla extract in the filling. I omitted the slivered almonds in the topping. I'd even made mini cheesecakes and cut the butter down to 1/4 cup and melted the 1/4 cup butter for the mini cheesecake crust which I'd placed in fluted paper liners in muffin pans. For the 9" cheesecake and the mini cheesecakes, I used the 4 cups of apple topping. I'd recommend slicing the apples in half for the mini cheesecakes, but keep the apples slices as is for the 9" cheesecake. I baked the 9" cheesecake 45 minutes and the mini

cheesecakes 25 to 30 minutes! As for refrigerating, I chilled the cheesecake in the springform pan overnight before removing the cheesecake. It WAS NOT easy to get the cheesecake out of the bottom of the springform pan-I did have to use several utensils to get it off the bottom!

I did manage to get the cheesecake off the bottom of the pan. The mini cheesecakes I'd just chilled in my refrigerator! I would say that this recipe rated a 5* recipe! delowenstein

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