Chunky Applesauce Cheesecake

I can’t wait to share with you one of my favorite fall desserts, chunky applesauce cheesecake. Creamy cheesecake and a graham cracker crust filled with a beautiful chunky applesauce filling. 

Chunky Applesauce Cheesecake on a table ready to eat!

Ah, fall! You are finally here!  We are cooling down this week after an extended heat wave and I am so happy.  The heat, humidity, and mosquitoes have been bad here in Southwest Michigan so I am ready to start seeing the leaves fall, breathe in the cool crisp air and enjoy all that this beautiful state has to offer for the season.

I call this ‘chunky applesauce’ because this is the applesauce recipe that I make for my family.  If I have a few apples lying around I will whip this up as a side for dinner.  And since I honestly cannot resist a cheesecake this is a chunky applesauce cheesecake combines two of my favorite things. 

Ingredients for Chunky Applesauce Cheesecake on a counter.

How to make Chunky Applesauce:

If you wanted to just make the applesauce like I do, you would just use this step alone.  I’m sure your family will love it, it’s perfect with a pork roast and mashed potatoes.  Now on to the applesauce.  Set up a cutting board next to a pot and cube your apples.  Put them into the pot and add salt, vanilla, butter, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, and apple juice.  Stir to combine and bring to a boil cooking for around 10 minutes.  Take off the heat and set aside to cool if you are using for the cheesecake.  If not, serve immediatley.

An apple, knife and pot.

How to make the Chunky Applesauce Cheesecake:

For the crust crush graham crackers and mix with butter and sugar.  Pat down into the bottom of a greased springform pan.  In a mixing bowl combine the cheesecake ingredients: cream cheese, sugar, brown sugar, and cool whip.

How to make a Chunky Applesauce Cheesecake step-by-step.

Mix with electric mixer until all combined.  Once the applesauce has cooled down a bit add to the top of the graham cracker crust.  On top of that add the cheesecake mixture.

Let the cheesecake refrigerate for 4-6 hours.  And here you are….

Chunky Applesauce Cheesecake  cut and a piece on a plate ready to eat!

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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Chunky Applesauce Cheesecake
Cinnamon, nutmeg, cheesecake filling and chunky apples with a graham cracker crust. This chunky applesauce cheesecake has all the flavors of fall.
Chunky Applesauce Cheesecake | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Course Dessert
Cuisine Cake, Fall Food
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
Crust
Chunky Applesauce
Cheesecake
Course Dessert
Cuisine Cake, Fall Food
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
Crust
Chunky Applesauce
Cheesecake
Chunky Applesauce Cheesecake | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Instructions
Chunky Applesauce
  1. Start with making the chunky applesauce. Set up a cutting board next to a pot and cube your apples. Put them into the pot and add salt, vanilla, butter, corn starch, cinnamon, nutmeg and apple juice. Bring to a boil and cook for around 10 minutes.
  2. Take off the heat and set aside to cool while the crust and cheesecake filling are prepared.
Crust
  1. For the crust crush graham crackers and mix with butter and sugar. Pat down into the bottom of a greased spring form pan.
Cheesecake
  1. In a mixing bowl combine the cheese cake ingredients: cream cheese, sugar, brown sugar and cool whip. Mix with electric mixer until all combined.
  2. Once the applesauce has cooled down a bit add to the top of the graham cracker crust. On top of that add the cheesecake mixture.
  3. Refrigerate 4-6 hours. Cut & serve. Enjoy!
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    Abby @ WinsteadWandering
    August 17, 2017

    Applesauce and cheesecake isn’t a combination I ever thought of, but I would love it! What’s not to love about a dessert that epitomizes the best season?

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      Erin@BottomLeftoftheMitten
      August 17, 2017

      I agree that Fall s the best season! So excited that it’s right around the corner. Thank you Abby!

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