Gingerbread Cheesecake in a Baked Apple

60—80 Min

Cheesecake doesn't just come in a springform tin — you can also serve it in a baked apple with a walnut crumble. Seasoned with the gingerbread spices that grandma used to bake with, it has all the spices that remind you of your childhood. A wonderful aroma will fill your home as the cheesecake bakes in the oven.

Ingredients 8 Portions

Preparation

  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (356°F) using the convection oven setting and grease a baking dish with butter.

  2. 2

    To make the filling: Combine the cream cheese with the egg, sugar, and Gingerbread seasoning mix.

  3. 3

    Remove the core from the apples without making a hole in the base. Carefully scoop out the apples until the outside shell of the apples is 0.5 cm thick.

  4. 4

    Fill the apples with the cheesecake filling. Don't fill the apples to the top as the mixture will rise in the oven.

  5. 5

    To make the crisp: Rub in all the ingredients to a crumbly texture and then sprinkle onto the apples. Bake for around 35–40 minutes until the apples soften.

  6. 6

    To make the caramel sauce: Heat the water and sugar in a pan and allow to caramelize. Mix the whipping cream, salt and Gingerbread seasoning mix in a bowl.

  7. 7

    As soon as the caramel has turned the required color fold in the whipping cream and cook for a further 30 seconds until the mixture has thinned again, then remove from the heat.

  8. 8

    Dice the butter and stir into the mixture. Pass the mixture through a sieve into a bowl and put to one side.

  9. 9

    Remove the baked apples from the oven, serve with the caramel sauce and enjoy.