Apples, cheese, and cake: three delectable foods beloved by many. Put them together and you have a delicious apple cheesecake. Wondering what to do with all those apples you just picked? Try your hand at this apple cinnamon cheesecake recipe – a perfect treat to bake this fall.

This apple cinnamon cheesecake is the perfect blend of tasty apples and layers of cinnamon filling. So grab your favorite apples and get in the kitchen!



  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 5 tbsp butter

Cheesecake filling

  • 24 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Apple cheesecake filling

  • 2 large apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg

Cinnamon cheesecake filling

  • 5 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

Apple garnish for top of cheesecake

  • 1 large apple, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Dash of lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter



  • Heat oven to 325°F.
  • Combine crust ingredients and mix in a small bowl.
  • Press mixture into the bottom and sides of a nine-inch springform pan.
  • Bake crust for 10 minutes; set aside.
  • Cover the outside of the pan with aluminum foil; set aside.

Cheesecake and cinnamon filling

  • Reduce oven to 300°F (148°C).
  • Mix the cream cheese, sugar, and flour in a large bowl on low speed.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating them slowly.
  • Add the sour cream, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
  • Beat on low speed until combined; set aside.
  • Toss the apples, brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon in another medium bowl; set aside.
  • Whisk the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon in yet another medium bowl.
  • Stir in melted butter.
  • Add 1/3 of the apples to the crust’s bottom.
  • Break apart the 1/3 of the cinnamon mixture, sprinkling pieces evenly over the apples.
  • Spread 1/2 of the cheesecake filling over the cinnamon mixture.
  • Add 1/3 of the apples and the cinnamon mixture to the top.
  • Spread the rest of the cheesecake filling over the cinnamon and apples.
  • Sprinkle the remaining apples and cinnamon mixture over the cheesecake.
  • Place springform pan inside another pan.
  • Fill outside pan halfway with warm water.
  • Bake for 1 hour, 30 minutes.
  • Turn off heat; leave cheesecake in oven for another 30 minutes.
  • Crack open the oven door and leave the cheesecake there for another 20 minutes.
  • Take cheesecake out of oven and chill until cool and firm.

Apple garnish

  • Add chopped apples, brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, lemon juice and butter in a pan; stir till well coated.
  • Cook on medium heat for 10 minutes.
  • Remove cheesecake from springform pan.
  • Put it on a serving plate.
  • Add apples to the top, drizzling the remaining sauce from pan over the cheesecake.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Get Your Cheesecake Apples at Robinette’s

Ready to try your hand at this delicious apple cinnamon cheesecake? Well, you have the recipe: now you need the apples. Come pick your own at Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery, or if you prefer to pick up some yummy baked goods without having to do it yourself, visit our bakery today. We are located at 3142 4 Mile Rd NE in Grand Rapids. To find out more about us, call us at (800) 400-8100.