Apple Cheesecake Pie is a fun twist on two all time favorite desserts; cheesecake and apple pie!

Layers of creamy cheesecake and sweet cinnamon apple pie filling are topped with a crunchy oat topping to make this a flavor and texture explosion in every bite!

Apple Crumb Cheesecake Pie with caramel drizzle

Who doesn’t love apple pie?! Apple pie with a crumb topping (as opposed to a pastry topping) is my favorite way to enjoy it, it’s almost like an apple crisp in an amazing pastry crust!

And of course, cheesecake is a given favorite. So often you will see a simple New York cheesecake topped with berries or perhaps converted into something chocolate, caramel or nut inspired.

Rarely, if ever, do you get an apple cheesecake – until now.

Three luscious layers; cheesecake, apple pie, and oat crumb topping are so fantastic together, you will wonder why it is not more commonly served!

Apple Crumb Cheesecake Pie with slice cut out

I have to admit, I cannot take credit for this amazing-ness!

My friend Jocelyn blogs over at Inside BruCrew Life and makes some of the best desserts you’ll find online! I was so excited to hear she was coming out with a new cookbook…. and I am just as excited to share it with you!

Her cookbook, Cheesecake Love, is an amazing compilation of (you guessed it) cheesecake recipes that are tried, true, and delicious!

All of the best from cheesecake muffins and no bake cheesecakes to classic and rich cheesecakes!

cheesecake love book

Grab your copy of Cheesecake Love here!

This Apple Cheesecake is absolutely perfect nestled in a pie crust and topped with a crumb topping.  While it does contain a few steps, I guarantee you that the effort is worth it!

The key to any recipe is planning and preparation; assembling your ingredients ahead of time and completing each step beforehand saves both time and energy!

When it comes time to put this apple cheesecake pie together, everything is ready and waiting.
Since I make SO many apple desserts, I have a couple of apple tips to share with you!

Tips for Baking with Apples

  • Apples tend to brown quickly. Add a little bit of lemon juice to the apples in order to stop them from browning. This won’t change the flavor of your dish and will keep them perfectly colored!
  • Using a firm apple (such as granny smith) helps it to hold its shape and not get mushy.
  • The apples in this recipe are cooked in both the sauce and baked, so you’ll want to cut your chunks fairly large (about 1/2″)
  • Of course, this can vary depending on size, but each apple will result in about 3/4 cup chopped apples. (Grab a couple of extras just in case).
  • Apples should almost always be peeled before baking as the skins can become tough.

Apple Crumb Cheesecake Pie slice on plate

Why choose between apple pie and cheesecake when you can have both with this Apple Cheesecake Pie!  To really take it to the next level, top it with a scoop of ice cream and some Easy Caramel Sauce.

Apple Crumb Cheesecake Pie with caramel drizzle
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Apple Crumb Cheesecake Pie

Layers of creamy cheesecake and sweet cinnamon apple pie filling are topped with a crunchy oat topping to make this a flavor and texture explosion in every bite
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Chill 3 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • dough for 1 pie crust homemade or store bought

Apple Pie Filling

  • 6 cups apples peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice fresh or concentrate
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water

Crumb Topping

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup quick cooking oats
  • ¼ cup brown sugar packed
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted


  • 8 ounces package cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature



  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Apple Pie Filling

  • Drizzle the lemon juice over the apples and toss to coat. Set aside.
  • Stir together the sugars, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a large saucepan. Whisk in the water until everything has dissolved.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat slightly and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Add the apples and increase the heat to medium-high heat to bring the mixture to a full boil again. Reduce the heat to low heat and simmer, stirring occasionally for 10-12 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let the mixture cool.
  • Refrigerate the filling in an airtight container for 4-6 hours to thicken. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Pie Crust

  • Spray a 9 inch pie plate with nonstick baking spray.
  • Place the dough in the pie plate. Fold the edges of the dough under and crimp them. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Crumb Topping

  • Mix together all crumb topping ingredients and set aside.


  • Beat the cream cheese until creamy. Add the granulated sugar and beat the mixture until smooth.
  • Add the egg and beat until fully incorporated. Do not over beat the batter.


  • Spread the cheesecake batter in the prepared pie crust.
  • Gently spoon the apple pie filling on top of the cheesecake batter.
  • Sprinkle the Crumb Topping evenly over the apple pie filing
  • Bake for 40 minutes.
  • Remove the pie from the oven and let cool for 1 hour before placing it in the refrigerator to chill for 2-3 hours, or until completely chilled.


Optional: Top with ice cream and caramel sauce before serving.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 376 | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 5.8mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 0.8mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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  1. A little nervous to make this recipe after reading a few comments. It turned out so good though! It did make more than what would fit 1 regular depth pie shell. You could split into 2 or make a deep dish. I made 2. As with any baking recipe, cook times vary. It did take a little longer than the 40 min to completely set up the cheesecake layer. I cooked mine right about 60 min and that was in 2 pie shells. When cooking cheesecake you want a firm but bouncy consistency through the cheesecake. You can test with your finger tip and just tap the surface. THEN allow to cool completely before serving. Some may not have done those steps and resulted in runny filling. Hoping this helps some in the future.
    Thank you for the recipe! It was delicious4 stars

  2. I’m not sure why people are saying the recipe instructions did not tell them to cool the pie before serving. It specifically says: “Remove the pie from the oven and let cool for 1 hour before placing it in the refrigerator to chill for 2-3 hours, or until completely chilled.”

    HOWEVER, I followed these instructions and, both in and out of the oven, my pie cooled for over 4 hours and the cheesecake was not set AT ALL. It couldn’t even be called cheesecake. It was like a gloopy, cream that mixed together with the apples. The flavor was tasty, but I was deeply disappointed in the texture and presentation as I had spent the day making this for my husband’s birthday. There are still leftovers in the pie tin in the fridge, but I’ve just inspected them and the cheesecake portion is still not set. Again, pretty disappointing but the flavor is good.3 stars

    1. Sorry to hear that it didn’t turn out perfectly for your husband’s birthday, that’s disappointing. I can’t say why this didn’t set for you Nicole.

  3. I used less apples than it called for and had almost enough leftover for another pie! Maybe instead of an 8” crust, it should be 9 or 10”?3 stars

  4. You must have made many mistakes with this recipe! It was the biggest mess that I’ve ever made. After hours of preparation, including the prepping of the apples and fridge time this was the disaster of major proportion. Your instructions were explicitly followed to no avail. Thank you for sharing a recipe that was not fit to serve my guests, but the embarrassment I had after so much work is not to be believed!! I will NOT be using your recipes again!

    1. I’m so sorry to hear that this recipe didn’t work for you Rita. That’s so disappointing. We followed this recipe, which is from another blogger’s cookbook, and as you can see from the photos, it worked perfectly for us. Which part of the recipe didn’t work for you? Did you use any “light” ingredients or substitute any ingredients? Did you use an oven thermometer?

    1. Oh no! I am sorry to hear that Mariska. We’ve made this recipe as written (which is from the cookbook mentioned in the post) and haven’t had any problems.

      Was the cheesecake completely cooled before you sliced into it? As with most cheesecake recipes, the filling will need to cool completely in order to firm up.

  5. This looks so good I am gonna try making this for Thanksgiving. However after reading the comments I am concerned that it won’t be like the pictures. Also, I have made a cheesecake only once before and even after staying in the fridge overnight it was still not set so I am a little uneasy. But thanks for sharing your recipe.

  6. I am currently making this recipe and it is a little confusing the way it is written. Maybe that’s why others’ pies did not turn out well and were mushy. It does not say to chill the cream cheese portion to set and I was not aware the apple filling had to chill for 4-6 hours prior (does not state this added time at the top where it says how long prep time is). Other than that it’s so far easy and hope it turns out well! Thanks!

    1. I’ve only tried the recipe as written Wendy. Marscapone has a different texture, so can’t say for sure if it would work. Let us know if you try it!

  7. This was a total disaster. Took several steps and all day to make. Then when I tried to serve it at a party, it just fell apart. Most of it ended up down my garbage disposal. So disappointing.2 stars

    1. Oh no! That is so disappointing Melanie. We’ve made this recipe as written (which is from the cookbook mentioned in the post) and haven’t had any problems. I am sorry that happened to your cheesecake.

  8. Can I use the canned apple pie mix. I hate peeling apples? I even have one of those apple-peeler-slicers and it is a joke. I am also not fond of Granny Smith apples for cooking as they are too hard. I like mine crisp, but not hard. The cheesecake (my passion) and the crumb topping look amazing. I think I’d also like a cookie crumb crust. Granny Smith apples are great for caramel candied apples. Yum.5 stars

    1. Hi Shirley,
      I think using canned filling will be fine for your preferences. I hope you adore the cheesecake!

  9. I would love to try this but the family are not fans of pie crust. Can I use a graham wafer(&butter) crust for it?

    1. Hi Cathy, we have only made this recipe as listed but I imagine a graham cracker crust would work. Let us know how it turns out!

  10. I think this dish is called Dutch Apple Cheesecake. You are so right, it’s delicious it’s been my favorite dessert since I was 12. I like yours because it’s in a regular pie size versus the enormous cheesecake size. Your pumpkin prailine is the recipe I’ve been fantasizing about for years now I am pushed to make this materialize sometime soon.
    Thanks much

  11. I made this recipe and the cheesecake didn’t totally set. I’ve only made cheesecake once before and it turned out great, but I don’t remember the nuisances behind it! I looked at the original recipe for this pie and she said to chill for 4 hours after it bakes! That is good to know! Especially since the tendency with apple pie is to serve it warm! If I make it again, I’ll try that step and see if it helps it hold up better. Aside from that, the flavor was all there and we enjoyed it! I had enough apple filling left over for a second pie so maybe I should just give it another go! Have you noticed those store bought pie crusts that are already in the pan don’t hold very much?! Even the deap dish ones!4 stars

    1. Yes, the cheesecake portion needs to be chilled to set properly. I usually chill it to allow it to set and then take it out of the fridge for a little while before serving.

  12. I just made two of these pies . First the crust is not cooked and I baked it @375 for 40 minutes .The apples are still hard not cooked .The cheesecake is a mess runny not frim . what a mess and these were for tomorrow for Thanksgiving . Now I have nothing to bring to my family’s home. I am the baker in the family and everybody looks forward to what I make . This is the first time I have had a failed recipe from the internet . I am always looking for something new . This was a disaster. to top it off the stores are all closed early because of the Holiday so I can’t even replace anything.1 star

    1. Oh no Lynda, how disappointing, I’m sorry to hear this recipe didn’t work out for you.

      I’ve made this recipe as written (which is from the cookbook mentioned in the post) and haven’t had any problems. When cooked the apples are simmered for 10-12 minutes so they should be slightly softened going into the oven and baking should complete them.

      As for the cheesecake, has it been completely cooled? As with most cheesecake recipes the filling will need to cool completely in order to firm up.

  13. I’m making this recipe for my mom birthday this saturday!

    Does regular butter works for the crumb topping or does it HAVE TO BE unsalted?

    Also, I have a 11 3/4 inch pie plate, how much more do you think I have to do of this recipe to fill the plate and get a nice pie? Another half recipe?

    Love from Guatemala!5 stars

    1. Regular butter will work just fine. I’ve only made this as written so I can’t say for sure to fill a larger pie plate. Keep in mind you might need to change the baking time.

    1. That’s so disappointing Steven! I can’t say for sure why yours didn’t work out as I haven’t had any problems with this recipe. Which part was mushy? What type of apples did you use (and did you add the egg to the cheesecake portion).

    1. I haven’t tried this with frozen apples before. As long as you’ve drained any excess liquid, it should work just fine!