Apple Danish Cheesecake
CATEGORIES
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, chilled
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups thinly sliced apples
  • 1/3 cup blanched slivered almonds
DIRECTIONS
  1. To make dough: in a small bowl, combine flour, almonds, and sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Add extract.
  2. Shape dough into a ball, gently press dough against the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch springform or cake pan.
  3. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. To make filling: in a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, and cream of tartar until smooth.
  5. Add egg; beat on low just until combined.
  6. Pour over crust.
  7. To make topping: in another medium-sized bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon.
  8. Add apples and stir until coated.
  9. Spoon over the filling.
  10. Sprinkle with slivered almonds.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  13. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer.
  14. Refrigerate overnight.
  15. Remove from pan.