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Maple Walnut Cheesecake – Baker by Nature

I’m not exaggerating after I say I’m FULLY OBSESSED with this Maple Walnut Cheesecake. The brown sugar walnut crust is completely crunchy and the maple cheesecake filling is silky easy and loaded with maple taste. A gooey maple walnut topping is poured on prime of the cooled cheesecake to complete off this special day cheesecake!

Maple Cheesecake Recipe

As a self-proclaimed cheesecake fanatic, I couldn’t let Christmas in July slip by with out sharing a brand new cheesecake recipe! And oh boy, is that this one a winner. That includes a walnut graham cracker crumb crust and a maple syrup spiked cheesecake filling, it’s taste is so cozy and scrumptious.

And the walnut maple bourbon syrup? Effectively, that’s simply say don’t be shocked if you end up eager to eat it by the spoonful. Or on prime of ice cream… pancakes… or French toast!

What you’ll Want:

  • 9-Inch Springform Pan: You’ll wish to wrap this in heavy responsibility aluminum foil to make sure no water leaks in whenever you place it within the water tub.
  • Meals Processor: Or a high-powdered blender or electrical mixer (hand mixer or stand mixer) is required to beat the cream cheese filling easy.

  • Walnuts: I really like utilizing complete walnuts, however in a pinch, chopped walnuts will suffice. Pecans may also work.
  • Graham Crackers: For ease, I counsel utilizing pre-crushed graham cracker crumbs. However you could completely purchase graham cracker sheets and pulse them into superb crumbs.
  • Brown Sugar: Mild brown sugar works finest, however darkish brown sugar can be utilized. Please be aware in the event you use darkish brown sugar the recipe may have a barely extra intense molasses taste.
  • Butter: I at all times suggest unsalted butter, however in a pinch, salted butter will work. You’ll wish to both cut back or omit the salt known as for.
  • Cream Cheese: Make certain it’s softened to room temperature, in any other case whenever you beat the cream cheese it gained’t mix evenly. I counsel utilizing block cream cheese, and my favourite model is Philadelphia Cream Cheese!
  • Bitter Cream: Be certain it’s full-fat and at room temperature. In case you can not discover bitter cream, full-fat plain Greek yogurt is the most effective substitute.
  • Granulated sugar: Provides sweetness. Shouldn’t be lowered or substituted.
  • Vanilla Extract: All the time use actual pure vanilla extract, not synthetic or imitation. On this recipe, a bourbon vanilla can be scrumptious.
  • Eggs: You’ll use complete eggs, in addition to egg yolks. It’s possible you’ll save your egg whites for one more recipe (you possibly can even freeze them) or discard them.
  • Maple Syrup: Be sure you use high-quality maple syrup right here for the most effective taste. It doesn’t must be grade b or tremendous costly, but it surely shouldn’t be pancake syrup, which is loaded with synthetic flavoring.
  • Maple Extract: In case you can’t discover this, you possibly can omit it. However it does improve the maple taste and is definitely worth the funding in the event you take pleasure in baking maple desserts.
  • Heavy Cream: AKA whipping cream. This shouldn’t be subbed with milk!
  • All-purpose Flour: Offers our creamy cheesecake filling only a little bit of density in texture.
  • Salt: Balances flavors and helps keep away from the recipe tasting overly candy.
  • Bourbon: You should buy one of many little bottles from the liquor retailer in the event you don’t devour bourbon usually. You might also use whiskey or rye, as a substitute of bourbon. Or skip this ingredient completely.

Cheesecake Suggestions and Tips:

  1. Be sure you press your crust firmly down the underside and sides of the pan. Then cool fully earlier than including the cheesecake batter.
  2. While you bake the crust, you’ll preheat the oven to 350. Don’t neglect to decrease the oven temperature to 325 levels whenever you take away the crust, because the cheesecake bakes at a decrease temperature.
  3. In a big bowl mix the cream cheese and bitter cream and beat EXTREMELY WELL. That is the place you wish to do the vast majority of your beating, scraping the edges and backside of the bowl wanted. You wish to get all of the lumps out now, so that you don’t need to over beat the combination later.
  4. Now you’ll add within the sugar and vanilla and beat easy. When you add the eggs, you wish to pulse or beat on LOW pace, and simply till mixed. Over beating when you’ve added the eggs will enable an excessive amount of air into the batter, which might trigger to over rising within the oven, and sinking as soon as it’s faraway from warmth.
  5. Place your cheesecake in a water tub. In case you’re new to this course of, take a look at my information on tips on how to make a straightforward water tub for a cheesecake.
  6. Be sure you cool your cheesecake COMPLETELY earlier than slicing!
  7. You may make the topping upfront and pour right into a small bowl, then gently reheat for 10 to fifteen seconds earlier than including it to the cheesecake.

Extra Cheesecake Recipes:

Maple Walnut Cheesecake

Ashley Manila

This Maple Walnut Cheesecake encompasses a brown sugar walnut crust,maple cheesecake filling, and a gooey maple walnut topping.

Prep Time 40 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 2 hrs

Cooling Time 6 hrs

Course Dessert

Delicacies American, Baking, Cheesecake


For the Brown Sugar Walnut Crust:

  • 1/2 cup (57g) walnuts calmly toasted and cooled
  • 2 cups (171g) graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup (71g) mild brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter melted

For the Maple Cheesecake:

  • 4 bricks (906g) full-fat cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 cup (227g) full-fat bitter cream room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (149g) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 massive eggs room temperature
  • 3 massive egg yolks room temperature
  • 2/3 cup (208ml) high-quality maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1/4 cup (57ml) heavy cream room temperature
  • 1 and 1/2 Tablespoons (21g) all-purpose flour

For the Maple Walnut Topping:

  • 6 Tablespoons (84g) unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup (142g) mild brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup (57ml) heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (227g) walnuts complete or roughly chopped, calmly toasted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons (24ml) high-quality maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon (14ml) bourbon


For the Brown Sugar Walnut Crust:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 levels (F). Wrap the underside and sides of a 9″ springform pan with additional large heavy responsibility aluminum foil. I like to recommend doing a number of diligent layers right here to make sure no water creeps via whenever you place the pan within the water tub.

  • Calmly spray the pan with non-stick spray, then put aside.

  • Place the walnuts within the physique of a meals processor and pulse till the nuts have been fully pulsed to superb crumbs.

  • In a big bowl mix the walnuts crumbs, graham cracker crumbs, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Add within the melted butter and, utilizing a rubber spatula, stir properly to mix. 

  • Pour crust into the ready pan. Firmly pat the combination into the ready pan, working it from the middle and up the edges. 

  • Bake for 10 minutes. Place crust on a cooling rack when you put together the filling.

  • Cut back oven temperature to 325 levels (F).  

For the Maple Cheesecake:

  • Within the physique of a big meals processor, beat the softened cream cheese and bitter cream till fully easy, scraping the bowl as wanted. 

  • Add sugar and vanilla and beat easy, scraping down the edges and backside of the bowl as wanted.

  • On low pace, add within the eggs and yolks, separately, simply till mixed.

  • Add within the maple syrup, maple extract, and heavy cream and pulse on low till simply mixed. Lastly, utilizing a rubber spatula, fold within the flour, mixing simply till mixed. 

  • Pour filling into the ready crust and, utilizing a silicone spatula, easy the highest. 

  • Place the cheesecake pan into a big, deep pan. Fill the pan with 2 and ½- inches of scorching water. That is your water tub and can assist guarantee your cheesecake comes out crack free.

  • Fastidiously place the pan within the oven and bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Flip the oven off and let the cheesecake sit, undisturbed, for 30 extra minutes, contained in the oven with the door shut. The cheesecake ought to nonetheless be calmly golden brown, set across the edges, and barely wiggly within the center.

  • Take away cake from the oven and gently run a knife very across the fringe of the cake. Place the cheesecake on a cooling rack and funky fully, then loosely cowl the pan with saran wrap and chill for a minimum of 6 hours. Don’t take away the pan till fully cooled!

For the Maple Walnut Topping:

  • In a big skillet over low warmth, soften the butter. Add within the brown sugar and prepare dinner, stirring with a whisk, till the sugar has melted and combination is effervescent, about 2 minutes.

  • Add within the heavy cream and salt and whisk to mix. Add within the walnuts and, utilizing a rubber spatula, fold them into the liquid combination till they’re fully coated. Take away from warmth and stir within the vanilla, maple syrup, and bourbon.

  • Cool for 10 minutes, mixing often because it cools. Then scrape the combination on prime of the chilled cheesecake. Slice and Serve.

Key phrase cheesecake, maple, walnut


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