Apple Pecan Cheesecake

apple pecan cheesecake

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I love, love, love this cheesecake. It’s my very favorite cheesecake to make and is super easy.

I was gifted this recipe from a friend and I will forever be thankful to her for this. I’ve made this for many different gatherings and it always gets eaten quickly.

If you need to make a dessert that will knock people’s socks off, this is it. The combination of the creamy cream cheese, the tart apples and the crunchy pecan makes this an irresistible treat.

Tip: The recipe calls for regular vanilla, but I used vanilla paste. I use that in basically every recipe that calls for vanilla.

*This photo does not do this dessert any justice. I didn’t realize we had eaten so much of it before I had taken a picture. Ahh…life of a food blogger.



Apple Pecan Cheesecake
  • Crust:
  • 1 cup finely crushed graham cracker crumbs (I cheat and buy the box of graham cracker crumbs)
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Filling:
  • 2 - 8 oz bricks cream cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Topping:
  • 2 medium size apples, cored, peeled and sliced
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Combine the graham cracker crumbs, pecans, sugar, cinnamon and butter in a bowl and then press into the bottom and sides of a 9" springform pan. Set aside.
  3. Combine the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until well mixed. Add eggs, one at a time, beat in slightly. When both eggs have been added, pour into crust.
  4. Combine the remaining cinnamon and sugar in a large bowl and toss the apple slices until thoroughly coated. Distribute on the top of the filling and sprinkle the ¼ cup of chopped pecans on top.
  5. Bake for 1 hour 10 minutes. Allow to cool 15-20 minutes and then use a knife to separate from the sides of the pan. Remove the springform and allow to cool completely then chill for 4 hours before serving.



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  1. I am allergic to nuts, but I bet this is delicious! I could easily leave the nuts off the top. I had an apple cheesecake a few weeks ago and it was so good. Now I can make my own! Thanks!

  2. OMG, I am in heaven! I love cheesecake, apples and pecans! 🙂 Pinning to make for later, thanks for sharing! 🙂

  3. Oh wow this sounds so good! I love cheesecake of all kinds but with apples and pecans it sounds perfect for fall and Thanksgiving!

  4. I love cheesecake! Thanks for stopping by Friday with Friends! Hugs! Linda

  5. fantastic! I love cheesecake and this recipe is so perfect! I would really try this and let my friends come over to taste this delicious recipe. I’d love to have you and share this with my readers at our weekly linky party, Wonderful Food Wednesday over at All She Cooks.


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