Thursday, July 31, 2008

A slice of cake for Thursday- Apple Crumble Cheesecake

I encountered a few disasters with cheesecakes before. In fact, I'm pretty sure I have mastered all the mistakes that one can make during the process.

1) Cracks on top- checked

2) Cheesecake not fully cooked in the middle- checked

I have more luck making mini ones than one large cake too.

Yup. Not so good at making cheesecakes. =(

Anyhow, I decided to bite the bullet and attempt a large cheesecake again. Apple crumble cheesecake with delicious ingredients like macadamia nuts and apple just seems too enticing.

And look what happened:

It was perfect except that tiny little section that was caught onto the tin just as I was lifting the it out. Oh well, I ate that part away. :x

Our friends enjoyed it-which mattered more.

I, on the other hand, felt satisfied that I have finally baked a cheesecake the way I envisioned it to be. =)

Apple Crumbled Cheesecake

150 grams plain flour
50 grams castor sugar
100 grams butter
1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp lemon rind
25 grams desiccated coconut
2-3 tbsps of iced water ( i think I added around 5 tbsps though)

Crumbled topping
120 grams plain flour,
35 grams castor sugar
80 grams butter
100 grams walnuts (can use pecans)

a. 3 apples cored, peeled and chopped
50 grams castor sugar
1 tsp lemon rind
2 tbsps of lemon juice
1/8 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp plain flour
2 tbsp raisins
100 grams macademia nuts chopped and toasted

b. 500 grams of cream cheese (I used 80% fat free cream cheese)
80 grams castor sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
30 grams corn flour
250 grams of whipping cream
3 eggs (beaten)

1) Pre heat Oven to 180C. Line 9" loose base cake tin.

2) Base- Place flour and sugar in mixing bowl. Add butter. Use the rubbing in method till mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add egg yolk, rind n coconut. Add water, a little at a time till mixture binds. Press mixture onto baking tin. Prick holes and bake for 15 minutes. Remove and cool slightly.

3) Place filling A in a sauce plan. Cook till the mixture thickens. Set aside.

4) Reduce oven temperature to 140C.

5) Beat cream cheese till smooth. Add sugar, lemon juice and cornflour. Beat till creamy. Add cream. Add eggs till combined.

4) Topping- place flour and sugar in mixing bowl. Rub in butter till mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add in walnuts and mixed well.

5) Pour half the cheese mixture into base. Spread apple filling and sprinkle macademia nuts over it. Top with remaining cheese mixture.

6) Sprinkle topping over surface of the cheese filling. Bake in water bath for 1 hr. Turn off oven and leave cake in oven for another 1 hr. Remove cake from oven and leave to cool. Refrigerate till set before serving.


Unknown said...

i havent tried making cheesecakes yet. still struggling with muffins/cakes so far lol...i will give it a try soon, there's a hand mixer sitting in my kitchen totally being under utilised lol

Anonymous said...

looks amazing ... i love apple crumble anything, and cheesecake is my favorite... too bad i don't have an oven at the moment!

Babe_KL said...

hmm thanks for posting this recipe up. must try one day.

btw, fancy cooking some noodles for this year's Merdeka Virtual Open House? This year's theme is Mee and My Malaysia.

ganache-ganache said...

Wow that's a long ingredient list, I'm sure it's worth the effort ! I love crumble too, especially if it's just out of the oven, that buttery sweet crumbs, hmmmmmmmm

Dee said...

Hee hee, I just made a lemon yoghurt cheesecake. Great minds, huh? The crumble on top is gorgeous, Daphne!

Big Boys Oven said...

wow a chef in making oledi! Dr. Chef! :)

Venus ~ Vi said...

Ooooh, I wish I have a piece with my latte now! I heart apple anything......

test it comm said...

Apple, crumble and cheesecake! This sounds so good! I don't mind cracks on cheesecakes. They taste great with or without.

tigerfish said...

The only cheesecake I have tried making is the no-bake version. It's easy even I can do it! Well, you have to consider I am one who does NO BAKING! :P

daphne said...

mocha- I LOVE LOVE LOVE cheesecakes! wish i hv more patience to make them though.

threeforks-How is the move coming along? Hope your oven get set up soon!

Babe_KL- would love to participate!! Just hv to think hard on what to make! LOL

ganache-yeah, it was abit of work but so worth it. I love a challenge sometimes when i feel like it. Not often though.

big boys oven- Sid! U r the DR chef! Not me!!

Venus- me too!

kevin- true! What matters most is the taste. =)

tigerfish-i hv more luck with them than bakes as well. Also those biscuit crusts ones were easier for me. U hv to try baking-u will get hooked!

Kajal@aapplemint said...

daphne i 'm loving this. 2 favourite desserts in one, how can i resist this. Definitely a bookmark for me !

SIG said...

Wow, I hope to attempt this soon. Very enticing.

Aimei said...

This looks good! have not tried apple cheesecake though. Bet t must be yummy :)

daphne said...

kate-yay!! I'm so glad you like it too.

sig- hehe. it is very addictive too.

aimei-oh! u hv to give it a go. It's a lovely combination.

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