Apple Crumble Cheesecake

May 13, 2018mayurisjikoni
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First of all let me wish all you wonderful Mothers out there a very Happy Mothers Day. Its a day of mixed feelings for me as I miss my mum so much and at the same appreciate the fact that she touched my life in uncountable way.

Last year a few blogger friends of mine and I got together to create this wonderful tribute to our mums through recipes that we prepared for our mums, what we learnt from them or their favorite food.  Please click on the link to check out the recipes.

This year another blogger friend, Sandhya decided to honor mums through memorable recipes. Check out her blog for some heartfelt write ups on mums.

To celebrate this special day, my recipe for today is Apple Crumble Cheesecake. This is my first contribution for a new group I have joined (yes talk about me being gullible and over enthusiastic about these group cooking challenges). This group is called A-Z recipe Challenge.Every two months we prepare a dish according to the alphabet and post the link on the group Facebook page. The names should not be adjectives like awesome, amazing, etc.  The initiators of this group are fellow bloggers Jolly Makkar and Vidya Narayan.

When it comes to desserts I love cheesecake and I love any apple dessert. I wanted to combine the two to make a dessert just fit for celebrating Mother’s Day, a treat for myself as my kids are too far away to treat me. Getting hubby dear to make a special treat is another story all together. His treat for me was to make tea and give me a banana and apple as my my breakfast :0  Can’t complain can I????

Most apple flavored cheesecakes are baked. I’ve tasted baked cheesecake twice and can’t say I love it or even hate it. I wanted the kind where I don’t have to bake it, cool and all that. I improvised and made a easy peasy no bake apple crumble cheesecake. Let me warn that you’ll totally miss out noticing the layer of crumble at the bottom as I didn’t realize that the glasses I used are not the best to show off the bottom bit of the dessert. I’d  got these really cute glasses as a present from a friend when I met her in Mumbai last December but unfortunately I had to leave them behind as  my bag was just too full. Missing those glasses!

Let’s get straight to the easy recipe.





Makes 4

For the caramel apple topping:

2-3 medium green apples or red

1 tbsp brown sugar

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp butter

½ tsp cinnamon powder

For the crumble layer:

½ cup oats

¼ cup plain or wheat flour

2 tbsp brown sugar

1 tbsp butter

½ tsp cinnamon powder

For the cheesecake:

1 cup (approx 200g) cream cheese

1 cup whipping cream

¾ -1 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

Preparation of the caramel apple:

  1. Peel, core and dice the apples into small pieces.
  2. Add lemon juice and mix it well.
  3. Add chopped apples, butter and sugar into a pan.
  4. Cook the apples over low heat till they are soft.
  5. Add cinnamon powder and mix well.
  6. Let the apple mixture cool down completely.

Preparation of the crumble:

  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C.
  2. Mix oats, flour, cinnamon powder and sugar.
  3. Add butter and rub it into the mixture.
  4. Spread this crumble mixture on a baking tray.
  5. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes till the mixture is crunchy.
  6. Let it cool completely.

Preparation of the cheesecake:

  1. Add whipping cream and sugar into a big bowl.
  2. Whip it till it forms soft peaks.
  3. In another bowl whip cream cheese and vanilla extract together till it becomes smooth.
  4. Add the whipped cream to the cream cheese and whip to mix.

Final Preparation:

  1. Divide the baked crumble between 4 glasses or bowls.
  2. Top each on with the cheesecake mixture. Use a spoon and icing bag.
  3. Add the caramel apple layer.
  4. Chill the cheesecake for 2-4 hours or till it sets.
  5. Serve chilled.


  • I like using green apples for desserts. You can use red ones too.
  • Replace the crumble layer with crushed oat cookies.
  • Make this cheesecake in a 6-7 inch cake tin. To set the crumble layer you may need add more butter.

Check out my other apple dessert recipes:

Blog post
apple crumble parfait
apple squares
Blog post
apple cinnamon ice cream
Blog post
apple dessert pizza

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  • Vidya Narayan

    May 13, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    Fabulous recipe and an apt dessert for the theme. Loved it totally. I am not much of a cheesecake person and definitely not the baked one but prefer the no bake versions a lot with the biscuit crumble etc. This looks my kind of dessert, perfect for entertaining too at parties. Hopefully, next time you are in Mumbai, we can shop for some great blog props that are easy for you to carry as well. Looking forward.

  • Priya Suresh

    May 14, 2018 at 8:01 am

    Thats a super decadant dessert Mayuri, its too tempting. Apple crumble cheesecake looks like a prefect crowd pleaser. Will try out soon.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 14, 2018 at 10:41 pm

      Thanks Priya.Let me know how it turns out.

  • Jolly

    May 14, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    So yummy and fantastic!
    This looks absolutely delicious – I’ve never tried anything like this before! I really loved it!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 14, 2018 at 10:38 pm

      Thanks Jolly, try it is pretty easy to make.

  • Aruna

    May 16, 2018 at 7:49 am

    Banana, apple, and tea is indeed a healthy breakfast! 🙂

    I love experimenting with cheesecakes (and sheera) as well.I liked your crumble layer with oats in it. Of course, apple and cinnamon is the classic combination.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 22, 2018 at 10:30 pm

      Thanks Aruna.

  • Nisa @ FlavourDiary

    May 16, 2018 at 9:06 am

    i am big lover of cheesecake and your cheesecake is a tempting treat to me.. lovely share dee

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 22, 2018 at 10:29 pm

      Thanks Nisa, its so easy to make and you get some nice cream cheese there.


        May 28, 2018 at 12:51 am

        What ?

  • Amrita

    May 17, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Mayuri this dessert is so awesome and so different!I am bookmarking this recipe to make in the Fall season when the festivals of Halloween and Thanksgiving will be celebrated!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 17, 2018 at 10:33 pm

      Try it out Amrita, its very easy and at that time you’ll get plenty of apples too.

  • Lathiya

    May 18, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    This looks delicious and love the ease of making it…the caramel apple topping is droolicious

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 22, 2018 at 10:19 pm

      Thanks Lathiya.


        May 28, 2018 at 12:51 am

        What ?

  • jayashreetrao

    May 20, 2018 at 11:22 am

    This looks like a perfect treat. Loved it, had made a similar kind long back.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 21, 2018 at 1:56 am

      Thanks Jayashree.

  • Preethi Prasad

    May 20, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Such a fabulous recipe. Bookmarking it . I am yet to try cheese cakes.Your post has tempted me now.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 21, 2018 at 1:55 am

      Thanks Preethi. The non baked are easy especially the ones served as individual portions as you don’t have to un mold them.

  • Seema Doraiswamy Sriram

    May 24, 2018 at 3:44 am

    Mayuri, love the way you have spoken about your mother… it is always fond memories of mum.
    The cheese cake is equally adorable and i like the fact that it is in individual portions.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 25, 2018 at 8:00 pm

      Thank you so much Seema. I make individual portions now as its so much easier to serve unless I have to make one for big parties.

  • Jyoti Babel

    May 29, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    quite an apt recipe with the letter A to celebrate mother’s day. I love apple crumble- but adding cheesecake to it takes the decadence to another level

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 29, 2018 at 5:22 pm

      Thank you Jyoti, as I mentioned I combined my two favorite desserts.

  • Jagruti Dhanecha

    July 9, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    I love cheesecake and apple crumble and both in one dish, I am sold! Looks so tempting.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 10, 2018 at 5:55 am

      Thanks Jagruti.

  • Sasmita Sahoo Samanta

    July 10, 2018 at 7:29 am

    Apple crumble pies are one of my fav … Love this version as well in cheesecake… Awesome share di !!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 11, 2018 at 6:11 am

      Thanks Sasmita.

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