Add the graham crackers and pretzel crumbs into a medium bowl and combine. Another decadent holiday cheesecake is our Raspberry Cheesecake. In a large heavy-bottomed sauté pan, heat the butter until melted. Place crust in freezer while preparing apples and filling. This was AMAZING!! In a medium bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar, brown sugar, salt, and butter to combine. The size of the pan you use for this Caramel Apple Cheesecake depends on the Instant Pot you have. . Add brown sugar and granulated sugar and mix for approx. Place pecan halves or chopped pecans over top of caramel if you choose. Decrease the speed to medium and beat in the eggs, one at a time, incorporating each one before adding the next. Stir in the lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger; stir to combine. Then, lo and behold, at the farmers’ market in New Orleans, I was introduced to cheesecake made with Creole Cream Cheese. Decrease the oven temperature to 350°F. 2 min. Mix peeled and diced apples with the sugar and cinnamon. My real exposure to what folks were baking in New Orleans and the surrounding areas was more limited than I care to admit. Pat the mixture into a 10-inch springform pan, pressing the crumbs firmly in an even layer on the bottom and making sure they come at least halfway up the side of the pan. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Use a knife to run along the bottom and take out the cheesecake from the pan. The recipe is super simple to make and I mean what is better than the combination of caramel and apples? You can use either Granny Smith Apples or Honey Crisp for the best texture and taste. Set aside. Mix the butter and sugar into the bowl and use a fork to mix until a wet sand consistency is made. Photo by Joseph De Leo, Food Styling by Bill Clark. Make the crust: Make the crust. Set aside. (You don’t want to have to try to grab the pan out of hot water if you can help it.) Place the springform pan in a large baking or roasting pan (just big enough for the springform pan to fit in) and set the pan on the middle rack in the oven. When I moved back to New Orleans after culinary school and landed the pastry chef position at Restaurant August, I was completely unqualified for the job. My 1st Cookbook Wild Eats & Adorable Treats is now available for purchase on Amazon! When you add this flavor combination together, well, you get a delicious cheesecake that will melt in your mouth! Buy the full book from Amazon or Bookshop. After your cheesecake is done, place it on a wire rack and allow it to cool for about 2 hours or until the edges begin to pull away from the cheesecake. Published by Lorena Jones Books, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC. Stop the mixer and scrape down the bottom and sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Caramel Topping. Add the cream cheese into a medium bowl and beat until fluffy using a stand or hand mixer. Combine the peeled and diced apples with the sugar and cinnamon and mix. Cut a circle of parchment paper the size of the bottom of the pan and place it in the pan. Place on wire rack, in pan to cool for at least two hours or until you notice the sides of pan pulling away from the cheesecake. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before slicing. Saving this one for gatherings when we can have them. Bake for about 1 hour, or until the sides of the custard are set and the middle is still just slightly wobbly. If you are looking for additional smooth cheesecakes to make for the holidays, I have a few suggestions for your. Sprinkle flaked salt across the top evenly. One at a time, add in the eggs and beat on low until combined. I used the substitution of sour cream and buttermilk. Crust: Process ingredients for 1 ... inch springform pan. Cook your cheesecake based on the instructions on your IP. Powered by the Publisher Platform (P3). The Apple topping just sent it over the top. If it becomes too thick, then add a bit of cream to thin it. Combine graham cracker crumbs and ... quart saucepan, melt caramels with evaporated milk over low ... dip a few pecan halves into caramel mixture and ... over cooled crust; top with chopped toasted pecans.Combine ... pan and loosen cheesecake with spatula. The center of the cheesecake should be jiggly, if your cheesecake is too loose, then you will need to cook for another 5 mins.