Apple Dulce de Leche Bavarian style cheesecake Recipe
Inspired by Bavarian Apple tortes, Dulce de Leche and chocolate cookies stole the show.
A rich and creamy smooth caramel blends in perfectly with its cookie base and cooked apples.
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- . > Crust Base:
- . 2 cups (180g) chocolate wafer cookie crumbs
- . 1/4 cup (60ml) unsalted butter, melted
- .> Topping:
- . 4 cups (1 litre) - 3 medium apples sliced thick (Golden Delicious preferred)
- . 1/4 cup (55g) granulated sugar
- . 1 tsp. (5ml) ground cinnamon
- .> Filling:
- . 1 pkg. x (8oz./250g) cream cheese, softened 2hrs.
- . 1/2 cup (125ml) Dulce de Leche
- . 2 large eggs
- . 2 Tbsps. (30ml) Gran Marnier liquor [or 1 Tbsp. (15ml) in pure Vanilla extract]
- . Pre-heat oven to 450F/230C/Gas7. Note: oven will be lowered later. Position rack in the center of the oven. Lightly oil a 9-inch (23cm) dark springform pan Also add a parchment circle bottom to it as well. Afterwards, place this cake pan onto a baking sheet pan.
- . > Crust base: In a medium bowl, mix together the cookie crumbs and melted butter. Place and pat down the crumbs at the bottom of the parchment lined cake pan.
- . > Topping: In another medium bowl, add the peeled, cored and thickly sliced apples with the sugar and cinnamon. Toss to coat well. Set aside.
- . > Filling: In another medium bowl, cream together the softened cream cheese and Dulce de Leche. Beat in the eggs one at the time. Then, add the Gran Marnier liquor.
- . Pour the cream cheese mix over the crust base. Gently place and insert the apple slices into a concentric circle.
- . Bake at 450F/230C/Gas7 for the first 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to 400F/200C/Gas6 for the last 40 minutes. Note: If pan is of a light color, bake 5 minutes less.
- . Remove the cake pan from the oven and onto a rack to cool for 90 minutes. Afterwards, place a plastic wrap ajar on the cake pan and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour. Overnight is best. Serve and enjoy.
- . Happy baking from Claudia's kitchen...FOODESSA.com