Apple Crisp Mini Cheesecakes

Apple Crisp Mini Cheesecakes

Ingredients

Graham Cracker Crust:

  • 3/4 cup¬†graham cracker crumbs
  • 1¬†and 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
  • half teaspoon¬†cinnamon
  • three Tablespoons¬†unsalted butter-melted

Crumb Topping:

  • 1/3 cup¬†all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup¬†light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup¬†quick cooking oats
  • 3/4 teaspoon¬†cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon¬†nutmeg
  • two and half Tablespoons unsalted butter-melted

Apple Filling:

  • two¬†medium-small apples-peeled and chopped finely
  • two teaspoons¬†freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • one and half teaspoons cinnamon
  • a quarter teaspoon¬†nutmeg
  • two Tablespoons¬†light brown sugar
  • one and half teaspoons corn starch

Cheesecake Filling:

  • ten oz. cream cheese-softened
  • six Tablespoons¬†sugar
  • one and half teaspoons vanilla
  • two teaspoons¬†all-purpose flour
  • one egg
  • Caramel sauce-for serving

Instructions

  1. Line standard cupcake pan with paper liners (this recipe makes nine cupcakes).
  2. Preheat the oven to three hundred twenty five  F.
  3. Using a fork stir together graham cracker crumbs with cinnamon and sugar. Add melted butter and stir well. Press almost two Tablespoons of mixture into the bottom of paper liner and place in the fridge.
  4. To make the topping, stir together all purpose flour, light brown sugar, quick cooking oats, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add melted butter and stir until coarse crumbs form. Place in the fridge until ready to use.
  5. For cheesecake filling, beat softened cream cheese with sugar, vanilla and flour. Add egg and mix just to combine. Spoon the filling over the crusts (fill about 2/3 paper cup full).
  6. Toss chopped apples with lemon juice. Add light brown sugar, corn starch, cinnamon and nutmeg and stir well. Spoon apples over cheesecake filling to fill the cups almost to the top. Gently press the apples with your palm.
  7. Finally, generously sprinkle cinnamon oat crumbs on top.
  8. Bake about twenty eight to thirty  minutes.
  9. Cool thirty  minutes in the pan, then remove from the pan and store in the fridge.
  10. For serving, drizzle with caramel sauce.

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