This is a very special cheesecake. If you can afford to use more apple, go ahead and do that. Don’t let the steps fool you.  It’s very easy to make as the Caramel Topping is simply a blender recipe and the apple is cooked in the microwave oven in 1 minute.  Make the cheesecake and then the next day make the Caramel and Apple Topping and you can still eat it on that day.

12/3 cups Gluten-Free Bake Mix 2 (400 mL)
1/2 cup butter, melted (125 mL)
Liquid sweetener (sucralose or stevia) to equal 1/2 cup sugar (125 mL)
1/4 tsp almond extract, optional (1 mL)

4, 8-oz packages cream cheese, softened (1 kg)
13/4 cups sour cream (425 mL)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (125 mL)
Sweetener to equal 11/2 cups sugar (375 mL)
  (if desired, a combination of liquid sweetener
  and erythritol or xylitol)
1 tbsp vanilla extract (15 mL)
1 tsp lemon juice (5 mL)

Caramel Topping (Easy Blender recipe):
6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted (90 mL)
Liquid sweetener to equal 1/2 cup sugar (125 mL)
1/2 cup vanilla whey protein powder (125 mL)
1/3 cup whipping cream (75 mL)
1/3 cup whole milk powder, OR heavy cream (75 mL)
3 tbsp powdered erythritol (45 mL)
1 tbsp water (15 mL)
1 tsp molasses (5 mL)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (2 mL)
1/16 tsp salt (0.25 mL)

Apple Topping:
1 apple
1 tsp butter (5 mL)
1/4 tsp cinnamon (1 mL)
Sweetener to equal 1 tbsp sugar (15 mL)

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
Crust:  In medium bowl, place Gluten-Free Bake Mix 2.  In small bowl, combine melted butter and almond extract.  Stir into bake mix.  Spread in bottom of 8 or 9-inch (20 or 23 cm) springfrom pan.  Bake 12 minutes.

Filling:  In food processor, process cream cheese.  Add sour cream, butter, sweetener, vanilla extract and lemon juice.  Pour over prepared crust.

Bake cheesecake 45 to 55 minutes, or until looking puffy and center is set.  Refrigerate once cool.

Caramel Topping:  In blender or food processor, process butter, liquid sweetener, vanilla whey protein, whipping cream, whole milk powder, OR heavy cream powder, powdered erythritol, water, molasses, vanilla and salt until smooth.  Spread over chilled cheesecake.  Sprinkle with cooked apple and garnish with whipped cream or Crème Fraiche rosettes, if desired.

Apple Topping:  Peel, core and dice apple.  Place in dish with lid and microwave one minute, or until tender.  In frying pan in butter, stir fry apple.  Sprinkle with cinnamon and sweetener.

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