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Cheesecake With Apples

Cheesecake With Apples

The refreshing sourness of apple and cream cheese come together in this gently flavored cake.

Ingredients: 18 cm diameter cake pan

◆Cream cheese (brought to room temperature)
250 g
◆Sugar
80 g
◆Eggs
2
◆Heavy cream
150 ml
◆Cake flour
3 tablespoons
Apple
1 medium
Sugar
2 tablespoons
Rum
1 tablespoon
Crackers or biscuits
100 g
Butter
50 g

Steps

1. Place the crackers and melted butter into a plastic bag and crush the crackers. Press the mixture into the mold, and chill for a while in the refrigerator. (You don't need a cutting board!)
2. Cut the apple about 1 cm thick. Place in a microwave safe container, sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of sugar, cover with plastic wrap, and microwave for 2 minutes. Top with rum and leave to cool.
3. In a bowl, add the ingredients marked ◆ in the order listed, and mix well with an whisk. (Add the cake flour while sifting.)
4. Add the Step 2 apple to the Step 3 bowl after draining it lightly, and gently stir with a spatula.
5. Pour the Step 4 batter into the pan from Step 1, and bake in an oven preheated to 170°C for 45~50 minutes.
6. Baked! Let it cool down and then refrigerate. Chill well before serving!

Story Behind this Recipe

I thought this up to rescue a wrinkled apple and some cream cheese that was nearing its best by date that I had in my kitchen!
I experimented with the formula several times after that until I got to this ratio.