Don’t you just love it when something looks really fancy but was actually a cinch? That’s the case with this cheesecake. I am a notoriously bad cheesecake-maker — mine either never set completely or crack all over the top and look ugly — but this one is foolproof! The apples cover the top in a gorgeous “apple blossom” that does double duty; it adds a tart/sweet apple-y punch and hides any imperfections in the top of your cheesecake. Brilliant!
I made this for a teacher appreciation lunch this week and there wasn’t even a morsel left for me to try. (But I licked the bottom of the plate and it was delicious.) The brown sugar in the cheesecake portion in amazing — it adds that rich, velvety caramel note that melts in your mouth.
I’m keeping this one on the list for possible Thanksgiving desserts. It’s that good.