How to caramel apple mini cheesecakes w/ streusel topping

Preheat oven to 325 F

For the crust:

In a mixing bowl, whisk together graham cracker crumbs, sugar and cinnamon.

Pour in butter and using a fork, stir until evenly moistened.

Place 18 cupcake liners in pan

Divide mixture among 18 paper lined muffin cups, adding a rounded tablespoon to each cup.

Press into an even layer.

Bake in preheated oven 5 minutes, then remove from oven and allow to cool.

For the streusel:

In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, quick oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

Add cold butter and using fingertips, rub butter into dry mixture until it comes together in small crumbles and pieces of butter are no longer visible.

Transfer to refrigerator while preparing apples and filling.

For the filling:

Chop apples. Then, in a bowl, toss chopped apples with lemon juice, set aside.

In a mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer set on medium-low speed, cream together cream cheese with sugar just until smooth

Mix in eggs one at a time, then blend in sour cream and vanilla.

To assemble cheesecakes:

Divide cheesecake batter evenly among 18 muffin cups pouring filing over crust

Divide apples evenly over cheesecake layer.

Sprinkle a heaping tablespoon of the streusel over the top.

Bake in preheated oven 23 - 25 minutes. Cool at room temperature 30 minutes, then transfer to fridge and chill 3 hours. Serve with caramel sauce.

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