Its Apple Pie Season!

True. Seasons change. So will this one. And, so will the next. Just be patient. Everything will pass. Time will heal every wound. Till then, let’s try to appreciate this very moment and welcome this autumn with what it’s known for….Apple Pies! But, we don’t do things the ‘normal’ way here, do we? So, how about an Apple Pie Cheesecake instead, bathed in golden gingerbread glory…..and you will enjoy this combination, I KNOW YOU WILL. Not just apples with ginger, but also, your life’s pains with all the pleasures. Now, smile πŸ™‚

We are in this together!



Serving: 1 Mini Cheesecake



  • 50 gm digestive biscuits
  • 50 gm fresh paneer or cottage cheese
  • 1/4 tbsp ghee
  • 1 medium sized apple
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Molten jaggery or honey


  • 2 tbsp fresh cream
  • 2 tbsp sugar or jaggery
  • 1/2 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 200C.
  2. Pulse the biscuits and ghee together in a food processor.
  3. Press the biscuit mixture against the base and walls of a mini tart pan to make the crust.
  4. Bake the crust for 10 minutes and let it cool.
  5. Puree the paneer and apple into a smooth paste.
  6. Add the cinnamon to it and balance the sweetness with some molten jaggery or honey.
  7. Pour this mixture on the baked crust and smoothen it.
  8. Bake the tart at 180 C, for 45-50 minutes or till the top turns slightly golden.
  9. And, now the most important step: licking the bowl and spoon πŸ˜€ (not optional!)
  10. Refrigerate the tart for a few minutes before serving.
  11. For the caramel, heat the sugar, water and honey in a pan on high flame, without stirring.
  12. When the color of the contents changes to amber, bring down the heat to low and add the cream and ginger to the pan while stirring continuously till no lumps remain.
  13. Take the pan off heat and whisk in the butter and vanilla extract.
  14. Pour on the tart and serve!

33 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow!! That’s another delicious recipeπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ and have I heard it right, Its an Apple Pie. Really an IncrediblePieπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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    1. Hahaha thank you πŸ˜€ It is indeed!


  2. Reblogged this on Incredible Pie and commented:
    Here goes Apple Pie on IncrediblePie πŸ™ŒπŸ˜Š!
    Credits: Utkarshini KhannaπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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  3. I’m still not happy about saying goodbye to summer, but the promise of apple pies ahead is certainly a nice consolation prize… Especially if they’re half as luscious as your spicy, caramel-covered, cheesecake-based rendition!

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    1. Aww thanks Hannah πŸ™‚

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  4. That’s truly delicious..

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  5. Archana says:

    Wow Utkarshini, Cheesecake with paneer and ghee? Yummy. Will try it out soon.

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    1. Thanks Archana πŸ™‚ Yeah…pretty simple but great flavors!

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  6. Apple season is just coming to an end here. This looks great πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks Tandy! It has just started here πŸ˜€


  7. Sumith Babu says:

    That’s an ultra revolutionary cheese cake with paneer and ghee!! Nice one Utkarshini:)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Sumith! You always find a great way to compliment my work πŸ˜€

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      1. Sumith Babu says:

        Good ones should always be appreciated!! Keep going:) Explore the new coasts of flavours. This game in food is too vast for you to swim aroundπŸ˜‚

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      2. And too exciting too πŸ˜€ Thankyou for the motivation! You are an inspiration πŸ™‚

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  8. TheMintThief says:

    Oh my! This apple pie cheesecake looks so scrumptious! You’ve got me drooling over these flavors Utkarshini! Have a great day! 😊

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    1. Oh thank you so much! Good day πŸ™‚

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  9. Sandhya says:

    Truly droolicious, Utkarshini! I love the use of jaggery in this recipe too.

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  10. Awesome stuff – thanks for all your entries. This one will be release on Dec 9

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    1. Thank you so much for a great opportunity πŸ™‚

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  11. Vinny Idol says:

    This looks like a delicious treat. The photos are crystal clear, and the recipe isnt super complex. I like how you make your instructions personal, and not “robotic”
    Im going to bribe my mom, to make this for thanksgiving.

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    1. Awww thanks for the love Vinny πŸ™‚

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      1. Vinny Idol says:

        No problem. Thanks for seducing my sweet tooth.

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  12. emmaorussell says:

    I’ve never tried an Apple Cheesecake! I love the flavour combination of Apple and Ginger, I just posted an Apple and Ginger Custard tart:

    You have a lovely blog, with beautiful photos and recipes! Thank you for the inspiration!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Awww thanks a lot!!! I love your blog and I absolutely love your Apple and Ginger Custard tart recipe…yummmm…!!


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