Apple Cheesecake

Do you love cheesecake as much as I do? Well, good news! We’re taking this classic dessert and giving it a fall makeover with the magic ingredient of apple. Imagine sinking your teeth into a creamy, sweet, and slightly tangy Apple Cheesecake, while enjoying the autumn air.

This recipe is a serious game-changer. Not only is it utterly delicious, but it’s also super easy to make! It uses premium Amoretti Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract… trust me, this vanilla is the real deal, and it will elevate your Apple Cheesecake to an entirely new level.

So if you’re looking for the ultimate dessert, perfect for gatherings, holiday feasts, or just because, you’ve got to try this Apple Cheesecake. 

Why You’ll Love Apple Cheesecake

  • Creamy and Flavorful: This Apple Cheesecake melts in your mouth with every bite, giving you that delicious, creamy texture that we all love in a cheesecake. The added layer of apple pie filling on top makes it a unique yet nostalgic treat.
  • Easy to Make: Don’t let the word ‘cheesecake’ intimidate you. This recipe is incredibly straightforward. With a simple crust and easy-to-follow filling steps, even a beginner can nail this one.
  • Gluten and Dairy-Free Options: This recipe offers a gluten-free crust and a dairy-free butter option. So if you or anyone in your family has food sensitivities, this cheesecake has got you covered.
  • Premium Vanilla Flavor: The use of Amoretti Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract is what separates this Apple Cheesecake from others. This premium vanilla extract enriches the dessert with an authentic and bold vanilla flavor.
  • Perfect for Any Occasion: Whether it’s a family get-together, a holiday celebration, or even a random day when you’re feeling like having something special, this Apple Cheesecake is versatile and perfect for all events.

What You Need To Make Apple Cheesecake

  • Blender
  • Mixing bowl
  • 9″ Springform pan

Ingredients You Need To Make Apple Cheesecake

How To Make Apple Cheesecake

  1. Pulse gluten-free graham crackers in a blender until they turn into fine crumbs.
  2. Combine the crumbs with dairy-free melted butter and cinnamon in a mixing bowl.
  3. Press this mixture onto the sides and bottom of your 9″ springform pan.
  4. Chill the crust in the fridge while you prepare the filling.
  5. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  6. Blend cream cheese in another bowl until it’s smooth.
  7. Mix in sugar and sour cream.
  8. Gradually add in the eggs, egg yolks, cinnamon, and Amoretti Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract (2X).
  9. Pour this filling into your prepared pan.
  10. Bake for 55-65 minutes until the center jiggles a little and the top is not shiny.
  11. Allow your cheesecake to sit at room temperature for an hour and then refrigerate for 8 hours.
  12. Just before serving, top it with apple pie filling. Enjoy!

Let’s Talk About Dairy Free Cheesecake Jiggles

I’ve attached a video that showcases the ideal amount of jiggle you should look for when it’s time to pull your cheesecake out of the oven. When you see your cheesecake jiggling just like in the video, it’s time to take that cheesecake out! Be patient; the residual heat will continue to set the center as it cools and sets in the refrigerator. Also, ensure the top isn’t overly shiny; the edges should be perfectly set with a slight golden appearance. Note that this advice is specific to dairy-free cheesecakes, and while all recipes can be made with full dairy, the full dairy version won’t exhibit as much jiggle.   


Can I use regular graham crackers?

Absolutely! If gluten-free isn’t a requirement for you, go ahead and use regular graham crackers.

Can I use a different kind of fruit topping?

Sure, you could use cherry or blueberry pie filling instead, but then it wouldn’t be an Apple Cheesecake!

Do I have to use dairy-free butter?

No, you can use regular melted butter if you prefer.

Can I use another type of vanilla extract?

You could, but the Amoretti Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract gives this Apple Cheesecake its signature taste.

Apple Cheesecake

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Cool Time: 9 hours
Servings: 8 Slices
Calories: 983kcal


Crust Ingredients:

  • 2 3/4 cups gluten-free graham crackers
  • 10 tbsp melted dairy-free butter
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Filling Ingredients:

  • 24 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 12 oz sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp Amoretti Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract 2X
  • Topping: 2 cups apple pie filling


Crust Preparation:

  • In a blender, pulse gluten-free graham crackers into fine crumbs.
  • Combine melted dairy-free butter, cinnamon, and graham cracker crumbs in a bowl.
  • Thoroughly mix and press the crust onto the sides and bottom of a 9″ springform pan.
  • Chill the crust in the fridge while preparing the filling.

Filling Preparation:

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, blend cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add sugar and sour cream; mix until smooth.
  • Gradually incorporate eggs, egg yolks, cinnamon, and vanilla extract until just combined (avoid overmixing).
  • Pour the filling into the prepared springform pan.


  • Place the rack in the center of the oven and bake for 55-65 minutes.
  • The center should jiggle slightly, and the top should not be shiny.

Final Steps:

  • Remove the cheesecake and let it sit at room temperature for 1 hour.
  • Refrigerate for 8 hours before serving.
  • Top with apple pie filling before serving.


Serving: 1SLICE | Calories: 983kcal | Carbohydrates: 108g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 58g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 246mg | Sodium: 572mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 67g | Vitamin A: 1533IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 194mg | Iron: 2mg
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When it comes to dessert, Apple Cheesecake is like hitting the jackpot. Imagine combining the creamy, cheesy goodness of cheesecake with the sweet and tangy flavors of apple pie. It’s a match made in heaven! This recipe also makes it super easy for anyone to become a dessert-making hero. And don’t forget the star of the show: the Amoretti Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract.

This premium extract will take your baking game to new heights. So go ahead and make this Apple Cheesecake the star of your next gathering or your weekend treat and let us know what you think!

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