Apple cheesecake is simple to make ahead and can be served warm or chilled. Try your favorite apple and spice combination or stick with tart green apples and lemon zest.
By Ann Low
I quickly made this easy and delicious Apple Cheesecake Bars as our tea time treat over the weekend. This can be served warm with a cup of coffee or chilled cold and serve with some vanilla ice cream.
- 100g Butter
- 160g Plain flour
- 2 tbsp Beaten Egg
- 35g Icing sugar, sifted
- 2 Green applies
- 250g Cream cheese, room temperature
- 80g Icing sugar, sifted
- 120g Whipping cream
- 2 Eggs (70g each)
- lemon zest from one lemon
- ½ tbsp Lemon juice
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp Plain four
- 1.5 - 2 Green apples
- 30g Raisins
- Beat butter and icing until light and creamy. Add beaten eggs and mix well. Add plain flour and mix to a soft dough. Chill for 30 minutes.
- Place the cold pastry evenly into a rectangle tray (9x7x2, greased and lined with baking paper below). Prick evenly with a fork. Bake at 180C in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove to cool.
- Beat cream cheese and icing sugar until light and creamy. Add eggs one at a time until combined.
- Add lemon juice and vanilla extract, mix well followed by whipping cream. Lastly add plain flour and lemon zest, mix well again, set aside.
- Wash green apples and slice thinly. Arrange sliced apples onto base. Pour cheese filling over it.
- Bake at 180C in preheated oven for 50mins. Then lower temperature to 140C and bake for another 10 minutes or until golden.