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Easy Warm Swedish Caramel Apple Cheesecake.

Swedish cheesecake is made with strained cottage cheese, as opposed to cream cheese, and it's also made with almond meal. Think of Swedish Cheesecake as the lighter, fluffier version of American Cheesecake.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, swedish
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 782kcal


Caramel Apples


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 3 quart baking dish.
  • In the bowl of a food processor or high powdered blender, add the cottage cheese, sugar, flour, almond meal, heavy cream, vanilla and eggs. Purée until smooth, about 2-3 minutes. Pour into prepared baking dish. Bake until browned and slightly puffed, 45 minutes to an hour. Let cool just slightly before serving.
  • Meanwhile, make the caramel + apples. Add the apple cider to a medium sauce pot and bring to a boil, boil for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the cider has reduced to about 1/3 cup and is thick and syrupy. Reduce the heat and add the brown sugar, 4 tablespoons butter and the cream. Bring back to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 5 to 10 minutes or until the the caramel is thickened and dark in color. Remove from the heat and stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • Heat a medium size skillet over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons butter. Add the apples, cinnamon and salt, cook, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes. During the last minute add 1 teaspoon vanilla and cook another minute. Remove from heat.
  • To serve, add a dollop of whipped cream to each piece of cheesecake. Top with apples and then drizzle with caramel. ENJOY!


*To strain the cottage cheese, just place a thin kitchen towel inside a strainer set over a large bowl. Place in the fridge and let sit overnight. **To make mini cheesecakes, divide the batter among 18 greased cupcake tins and bake for 10-15 minutes or until puffed and lightly golden. Serve as directed above. ***Inspired by [this recipe | http://shesimmers.com/2010/03/ostkaka-swedish-cheesecake-recipe-from-mikael.html].


Calories: 782kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 197mg | Sodium: 351mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 1345IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 1.2mg