Apple Streusel Cheesecake Tart

Aug 08, 2011 by Visual Recipes | 1 Comments| Share it:   



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  • Prep: 30 mins. - 1 hr.
  • Cook: 1 - 2 hrs.
  • Serves: 8

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Do you love apple pie and cheesecake? If so, you must try this is a delicious apple streusel cheesecake tart recipe that beautifully combines both.

Step 1

Dough Ingredients:

- 1 1/4 sticks cold unsalted butter cut into small chunks.
- 1 large egg yolk
- 3 tablespoons cold heavy whipping cream
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sugar

With an electric mixer or food processor, combine the butter, flour and sugar until the texture becomes sandy.

Step 2

Add the egg yolk and cream and mix until a dough forms.

Step 3

This photo shows the dough formed. Take the dough out, form into a thick disc, cover with cling film, and refridgerate for at least an hour. You can leave it in the fridge for days as long as it is fully covered.

Step 4

Dust your (clean) kitchen table with flour. You could also put down large sheets of wax paper and then dust the wax paper with flour. Also, dust a rolling pin with flour to keep the dough from sticking to it.

Has the dough been in the fridge for a least 1 hour? If so, take it out of the fridge and place it on your flour dusted surface. Roll out the dough with the rolling pin starting from the center outwards. Do this in all directions until the dough is about 1/4 inch thick. You should now have enough dough to put into a circular tart pan with a diameter of 10 inches. If you don't have one, click here to get a tart pan. If you have a rectangular tart pan that is 10" by 13" inches or somewhere close to that then that would work too. Such as this rectangular tart pan A rectangular tart pan would actually be preferable if you want to make apple streusel cheesecake bars.
You can tell if you have enough dough by holding your tart pan over the dough and then consider the amount of dough you need to go up along the sides of the pan.

Step 5

Transfer the dough into the tart pan carefully. You can try rolling half of the dough onto a flour dusted rolling pin to help. Once the dough is in the pan, use your hands to flatten down the dough evenly around the pan. Be sure that the dough goes up along the sides and the thickness is even. If you have any extra dough that runs up past the sides, you can remove it. Be sure to only use the amount of dough to get the crust to your desired thickness. You don't have to use it all.

Place the whole tart pan in the freezer for 30 minutes so the dough chills. Pre-heat your oven at 320 degrees Fahreinheit.

Step 6

Remove the tart pan from the freezer and place a sheet of parchment paper or aluminum foil inside the tart and add either dry baking beans, baking weights, or rice over the parchment paper. See enlarged photo to the left. What we are doing is called blind-baking so that the crust cooks a bit before we add the filling later on. Bake for around 15 minutes or until the crust is lightly golden and dry. Take it out of the oven, remove the baking beans, weights or rice, and the parchment paper. Then place the pan back into the oven for another 15 minutes, or until the crust is golden. Let it cool on a wire rack.

Step 7

Apple Cheesecake Filling Ingredients:

- 4 granny smith apples
- 2 large eggs
- 1lb of cream cheese
- 1/2 stick of butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 cup light golden raisins
- 1/4 a vanilla bean

Peel and core the apples. Then cut them into about 8 equal size chunks.

Step 8

In a medium sized pan over medium heat, melt the butter and saute the apple chunks until they become soft. Once they have become soft put them aside to cool down.

Step 9

In a medium sized bowl, add the sugar and cream cheese. Using a sharp knife, split open the vanilla bean piece lengthwise. Use your knife to scrap out all of the black seeds into the bowl. Mix everything together until the texture is smooth.

Step 10

Add an egg, one at a time, mixing after adding each one.

Step 11

Add the light golden raisins, cornstarch, and flour. Mix.

Step 12

Here is the golden tart shell out of the oven and ready for the filling.

Step 13

Add the creme cheese filling and smooth the top out so everything is even.

Step 14

Stick the softened apple chunks into the filling so that the top 1/3 of the apples chunks still show on the top. Start from the outside and work your way inwards in circles.

Step 15

Streusel Topping Ingredients:

- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 stick unsalted butter, cold, and cut into thin pieces
- 1/2 cup ground walnuts
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- confectioner's sugar (optional) for decoration

In a medium-sized bowl, mix the cinnamon, butter, walnuts, sugar, and flour until the mixture becomes crumbly.

Step 16

Evenly spread out the topping over the tart. Bake at 320 degrees Fahrenheit until the topping becomes golden. This can take anywhere from 40 minutes to 70 minutes. Start checking it at 40 minutes though and then check on it every 5 minutes.

Step 17

Remove the apple streusel cheesecake tart from oven and allow it to cool on a wire rack. Once it is cool enough to touch the bottom of the tart pan, you can push the bottom of the tart pan up to remove the tart shell. You can then slide the tart off the bottom pan and onto a cake stand. (Optional) Lightly dust the apple streusel cheesecake tart with confectioner's sugar. This is purely for decoration. The tart already has enough sugar in it. Allow for the tart to cool down for an hour or two before serving. Then immediately refrigerate it. This is NOT a dessert you leave out on your counter.

Step 18

Here is a delicious shot of the outside crust and streusel and walnut topping.

Step 19

Here is a shot of the inside of the Apple Streusel Cheesecake Tart.

Now that you have learned how to make apple streusel cheesecake tart, please be sure to view these other fruit recipes and these cheesecake recipes and these tart recipes.

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Aug 13, 2011

Amazing step-by-step recipe. I hope I could try to make some of those.

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