Place the cream cheese and butter into a heat-resistant dish. Microwave at 600 W for 40 seconds until softened.
Use a whisk to mix them together to form a cream.
Add the remaining cheesecake ingredients to Step 2 and stir well. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Wash the apple well and remove the core. Dice into 7 mm cubes and mix into the batter from Step 3.
Use a spoon to scoop the batter from Step 4 into miniature cake molds (or tiny cupcake cups, etc.).
Place the cheescake into the preheated oven and bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown.
Depending on the size of the baking tray, you can either bake them all at once or make 2 batches. Both will bake for about 15 minutes.
Once baked, let them cool completely and then remove them from the mold.
This recipe is made in a frying pan. (Half the amount of batter) "Christmas Apple Cheesecake in a Frying Pan", Recipe ID: 2427527.
This is a variation made in the rice cooker. "Christmas Apple Cheesecake in a Rice Cooker", Recipe ID: 2428376.
This is another petit cheesecake recipe. "A Non-Chocolate Valentine Petit Cheesecakes", Recipe ID: 2092090.
Story Behind this Recipe
I recently made my "Christmas Apple Cheesecake in the Rice Cooker", (Recipe ID: 2428376), with boiled apples, but decided to try making it easier by just adding the diced apples straight into the cake and then baking. The apples remained slightly crunchy and baked very nicely.
Adjust the amount of baking time based on the size of the baking mold, the amount of batter, and the condition of the cakes while baking. If you don't like apple skins, you can peel it. (I thought the red color of the skin would look nice, so I left it on.)