Apple Caramel Cheesecake

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 10 dates
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Cheesecake Filling

  • 3 1/2 cups cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Apple Topping

  • 4 apples, peeled & thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped

Caramel Sauce

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Mix together all of the crust ingredients in a food processor until fine & well combined.
  2. Press the crust into a greased springform pan that has been lined with 2 layers of aluminum foil & bake for 10 minutes at 350.
  3. Mix together all of the cheesecake filling ingredients & pour it into the springform pan.
  4. For the apple topping, mix together the apples with the sugar & spices.
  5. Carefully line the apples on top of the cheesecake filling & sprinkle the pecans on top.
  6. Carefully place the springform pan in a casserole dish filled halfway with water & bake for 60-70 minutes at 350.
  7. Let the cheesecake sit at room temperature for an hour, then refrigerate for at least 5 hours.
  8. For the caramel sauce, mix the water & coconut sugar together, and stir over medium heat for 10 minutes.
  9. Add the cream & stir for an additional 2 minutes.
  10. Turn off the heat and stir in the butter & salt.
  11. Pour the caramel over the cheesecake, and enjoy!

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