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This Big and Fluffy Pancake Style Dutch Apple Cheesecake will Change Your Life

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This Dutch Apple Cheesecake is inspired by The Original Pancake House Apple Pancakes. Growing up, we would stop there every time we drove to Eugene, Oregon. Every time, without fail, we always ordered the Apple Pancake. 

Apple Pancakes, just like this Dutch Apple Cheesecake, are a version of a European pancake lathered with caramelized apples and cinnamon sugar. 

Dutch Apple Cheesecake 

A pancake inspired cheesecake full of caramel,
sautèed apples and cinnamon and sugar
baked inside a peanut crumb crust. 

Cheesecake Crust

How to Make Dutch Apple Cheesecake

After preparing your cheesecake batter, saute the apples and make the caramel. 

Just like with an Old Fashioned Pineapple Upside Down cake, you’ll bring karo syrup and brown sugar to a simmer in a heavy skillet and add cored and sliced apples.

Allow them to simmer until soft and the caramel has thickened. 

As yummy as the cheesecake is, the crust is one of the best parts. It’s made from both graham crackers and peanuts, because everyone knows apples and peanuts make a perfect pair.

From start to finish, this Dutch Apple Cheesecake is perfect in every bite! 

dutch apple cheesecake whole

Dutch Apple Cheesecake

Catherine Olson
A pancake inspired cheesecake full of caramel, sautèed apples and cinnamon and sugar baked inside a peanut crumb crust.
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Chilling 6 hours
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dutch
Servings 12 slices


  • 9" Springform pan



  • ¾ cup graham crackers
  • ¾ cup finely chopped peanuts
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch of salt


  • 16 oz. cream cheese
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of cinnamon and sugar

Apple Topping

  • 2 medium apples cored and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup karo syrup
  • ½ cup brown sugar



  • Preheat oven to Fahrenheit 300°
  • Mix all ingredients together and press into bottom and sides of lightly buttered 11″ springform pan
  • Bake at Fahrenheit 300° for 5 minutes


  • Beat cream cheese and sugar together until light and fluffy
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each
  • Whisk in vanilla, sour cream and salt
  • Pour into baked crust
  • Set aside

Apple Topping

  • In heavy cast iron pan add all the ingredients
  • Sautè apples on medium, stirring occasionally, until apples are browned and mixture has become thick and sticky


  • Lightly spoon apples and sauce over top of cheesecake batter
  • Bake at Fahrenheit 300° for 45 minutes, until set but middle still wobbles
  • The apples will likely have fallen into the cake and indented the form of the cake – this is normal
  • Pull the cheesecake out of the oven and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar over the top of the cheesecake
  • Turn oven off and return the cheesecake to the oven
  • Leave cake in oven to cool slightly for an additional 30 minutes
  • Transfer to fridge to set completely for a minimum of 6 hours
Keyword Dutch Apple Cheesecake

What is a Dutch Apple Pie?

Traditionally a Dutch Apple Pie is a mix between an apple pie and an apple crisp. It’s baked apples with a crumb coating, strudel, or topping. 

This crust and apple topping in this cheesecake, turns it from a traditional cheesecake into a dutch apple cheesecake! 

Does it Matter What Type of Apples You Use?

I say no, but many people prefer Granny Smith Apples because they are very crisp and very tart. 

I actually prefer whatever apples I can get my hands on. I would love to hear your opinion. 

Whenever I have made this dutch apple cheesecake, or a caramel apple pie, everyone always asks me what apples I use, and I always say whatever apples are the biggest.

How Yummy is This Cheesecake?

It’s so yummy, I barely got to snap a picture of this slice of cake before it was eaten!

slice of dutch apple cheesecake

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Make Dutch Apple Cheesecake

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  1. Oh, I wish I had been there to try a bite. Making cheesecake sounds scary, but this one I might just have to try. Carmelized apples, sounds heavenly!

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