I love the traditional American cheesecake. It is so simple but at the some time so complex. I found this recipe once again the Glorian ruoka&viini magazine. It was an American cheesecake and caramelized apples. I did this cake actually back in 2011 but it has ever since haunted me. I just remembered it being so good and now I really want to share it with you.
150 g oat cookies
50 g butter
1 tl vanilla sugar
400 g natural cream cheese
2 dl sugar
1/2 dl lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla sugar
4 egg yolks
4 egg whites
3 1/3 dl whipped cream
1 kg apples
100 g butter
1 dl brown sugar
1 teaspoon ginger
Preheat the oven to 150 celcius. Grease the sides of the cake pan. Cover the bottom of the pan with baking paper. This makes the removing of the cake from the pan much easier.
Crush the cookies. Melt the butter. Mix the crust ingredients. Press the mixture into the cake pan and put it into the fridge to set while making the filling.
Mis the sugar, lemon juice, vanilla sugar, corn starch and egg yolks into the cream cheese.
Mix the egg whites into a stiff foam. Whip the cream. Carefully mix the egg whites and the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.
Bake the cake in the oven for 60-75 mins. After the cake has baked let it cool down completely before removing it from the cake pan, preferably the next day. Keep the cake in the fridge.
Make the caramelized apples for the cake topping just before serving. Peel the apples and remove the cores. Cut the apples into large slices.
Melt the butter and brown sugar in a pan. Heat until the mixture is golden brown. Mix the ginger in. Add the apple slices and bake in the pan for a few minutes, until they become soft.
Set the apple slices on the cheesecake and spoon the rest of caramelized sugar mixture over the apples. Serve straight away.
Note! This time I did not peel the apples like it says in the recipe. If you decide to take this route then remember to choose apples that have a very thin peel. I just like how the cake looks when the apples aren’t peeled. Beautiful red. Enjoy!