Apple Butter Cheesecake is as decadent and delicious as it sounds. Perfectly spiced apple butter is swirled with a classic, tangy cheesecake batter and poured over a buttery, graham cracker crust. Topped with a cinnamon sour cream topping, this cheesecake is one for the books! Full of seasonal flavor and ready for any event or holiday party – this dessert has it all!
Believe it or not, this Apple Butter Cheesecake has been floating aroun on my to-do recipe list since last year. And boy, am I sure glad I finally made it! One of my favorite things that I love the most about this cheesecake is that it isn’t too overpowering. Just the right amount of warm apple flavor and cinnamon. Every bite took me straight to the holidays! Although, this cheesecake would be good for any occassion.
Starting with a classic, buttery graham cracker crust, this cheesecake then has an apple butter cheesecake filling and then is topped with a cinnamon sour cream. Now, you may be going “whaaat?” on the cinnamon sour cream part, but, trust me, it’s worth it! It adds just the right amount of tang and helps accent the natural flavor of the cheesecake.
Let’s talk apple butter. I like to snag mine from my local apple orchard, but there are many other stores that sell it as well! You can even go the home-made route and make your own. All the recipes I see for it look devine! I bet it would make your house smell heavenly as it’s cooking away. If you have a lot of apple butter on hand to use up after this recipe, my Spiced Apple Butter Bread recipe is for you!
This cheesecake would make the perfect dessert to feed a crowd, which makes it great for holidays or family gatherings! Just make sure you give yourself plenty of time to allow it to set in the refrigerator.
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