By ohioeggs Cheesecakes, Desserts
November 4, 2016
This Apple Streusel Cheesecake is an award-winning Ohio State Fair recipe.
1 cup butter (1/2 cup, softened)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 large tart apple, peeled and chopped
In mixing bowl, combine ½ cup softened butter and confectioners' sugar; mix well. Stir in 1 cup flour, oats and salt; mix until crumbly.
Pat crust mixture into 9-inch springform pan; prick with fork.
Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool.
Lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees.
In small bowl, beat eggs until light. Gradually add granulated sugar and vanilla.
In large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually add egg mixture; mix well. Do not overbeat.
In bowl, combine remaining ½ cup flour and brown sugar for streusel topping.
Cut in ½ cup butter until crumbly.
Arrange apples over crust; top with nuts.
Sprinkle with half of streusel mixture. Spoon filling over streusel. Top with remaining streusel mixture.
Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until set.
Gently loosen the side of the cheesecake from the pan. Cool completely. Chill 4 hours.