Apple Crumbled Cheesecake Recipe

Making the crumbled topping:

1. Place flour and sugar into a mixing bowl.

2. Rub in the cold diced butter until all the flour, sugar and butter are incorporated resulting in a breadcrumb like texture.

3. Sprinkle the crumbled topping on top of the cheesecake filling.

4. Wrap the bottom of the springform pan with aluminium foil to prevent water from going in. (I skipped this step though and thank god no water went into my cheescake!).

5. Place the pan into a water bath and bake in the oven for 1 hr.

Baking in a water bath

6. Turn off the oven and leave the cake in the oven for another hour.

7. Remove from oven and let cool.

8. Refrigerate until set. (I left it overnight). Serve the cheese cake chilled. Dig in!!


The resulting cheesecake is creamy and rich but balanced well with the juiciness of the apples and the crunchiness of the cashew nuts in the crumbled topping.


Pure bliss!! I’ll definitely be making this cheesecake again soon!


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    1. U forgot to put the tempreture of the oven for it to bake. So i assume it to be 180c ya? Looks great and the cakes in the oven now. Its sure looking good and i’ve added cinnamon powder into the apple and replaced the sugar for the apple filling to brown sugar.

    1. So the top of the cake will be burned more and it will give a nice brown color. If u use a normal pan, the sides will be brown instead.

  1. Looks so deluxious. All my favourites ingredients…..cheesecake with biscuit base, cashew crumbles and baked cinnamoned apple slices.

    Kudos to you for being a fantastic baker

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  2. thanks everyone for your lovely comments! have got requests to bake this again. lol 🙂

    cariso – baking the cheesecake in a water bath will ensure that the heat is more evenly distributed thus the cheesecake won’t crack. and it will also be able to retain its moisture. 🙂

    1. The is another method is to blending a little cornstarch into the batter or baking the cheesecake at a lower temperature and slow cooling it in the oven, turned off, with the door ajar. There is various of method to avoid cracks. Water bath is just one of the methods.

  3. Hi Lingzie..i tried this recipe for a fren’s farewell..brilliant one..its really easy for beginners to try..anyway i was in culinary school in taylors for 2 years..but havent baked in a year..

    Im really glad it turned out as how your photo going to teach a fren how to do this today too..loads of praises on this cake.. ^^ *cheers*

  4. There is a problem with the pan u using, springform pan isn’t used for water bath method. Well, water will flow inside.

  5. Hey there, thanks for sharing this awesome recipe! It was a hit with my family and definitely something that you don’t see every day. 🙂

    I baked the cashews to cook them before making the crumble, but I think the next time I’ll just leave it and let them cook while the cake is baking, cause the cashews came out a little too brown at the end.

  6. I love cheese cake and this filling is the best I have tasted. It’s so good I almost ate the filling before I finished putting it all together. Yummy! The whole family loved it.

  7. Can someone help me…
    I am from the UK so to me, “cornflour” is the stuff that is used to thicken sauces etc
    Maybe this recipe means actual flour made from corn though?

    Please help =/

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