Jaime of Good Eats n’ Sweet Treats picked this weeks Tuesdays with Dorie recipe: the Brown Sugar-Apple Cheesecake.
It's basically an orgasm on a plate. Can I say that?
I got raves on the crust by everyone who tried it, raves on the apples by the fruit lover, and someone who normally hates cheesecake inhaled the small piece I cut her plus the last quarter of mine when I couldn't finish it. (I cut some pretty large pieces to try and get a decent photo - 5 of us managed to polish off half of it by the end of the night. And the cheesecake hater took home a large hunk for the next day.)
The cheesecake came out a beautiful caramel color interspersed with flecks from the cinnamon. (Please see the other TWD versions for better pictures - my camera either made it too yellow or washed everything out.) I used graham cracker crumbs with the added cinnamon and Fuji apples.
I had a few problems (entirely my fault), but this cheesecake was so fabulous that it transcended even my issues. I only had a 9inch springform pan and my apples were humongous. The combination left me with about a 3/4 cup of filling left over. If I had to do it over, I'd cut the apples smaller and figure out how to wrap the pan with aluminum foil so it didn't get water logged.
This is definitely a keeper, and I'd love to try it again using my homemade apple butter to see how that turns out.
For the recipe, see Jaime's post over at Good eats n' Sweet Treats. And don't forget to check out the other TWD group entries (the blogroll is on the sidebar).