Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Recipe Club from the Young Sisters!

My sisters and nieces are big FaceBook fans and are always posting wonderful recipes on the their pages that I see from my husband's page... for those of you that do not know me I do not have FaceBook page of my own due to my career.

I decided last night I want to have a record of those wonderful recipes so I can try them especially the desserts for special occasions.  I wanted a place where I could find them and  share them.  So I will be regularly adding new ones to my blog...as they have been shared to facebook for anyone to use you are more than welcome to save a link from here and have them at your fingertips too.

Here is my first yummy one:

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

Cheesecake Filling:
3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons, divided
3 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, combine flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter with a pastry blender (or 2 forks) until mixture is crumbly. Press evenly into a 9x13 baking pan lined with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with 3/4 cup sugar in an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Then add eggs, 1 at a time, and vanilla. Stir to combine. Pour over warm crust.

In a small bowl, stir together chopped apples, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Spoon evenly over cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle evenly with Streusel topping. Bake 40-45 minutes, or until filling is set. Drizzle with caramel topping and let cool. Serve cold and enjoy!

Streusel Topping:
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. I like to really combine it by using my clean hands to thoroughly combine the butter into the mixture.


Andrea said...

Wow that sounds amazing!!! I'm gonna see if someone will make it for me. I hate cooking :)

Little Hill Jewelry said...

Oh yum! I'm totally adding this to my recipe files :) Thanks for sharing!

Dell Cove Spice said...

Yum!!! Definitely going to try this recipe!

Ariella Carver said...

I'm not a big sweets person, but even I have to admit I want one of those! Thanks for the recipe!

Charlene said...

It looks delicious! I might need to try this. Thanks so much. And great idea for blog posts!

Alex De Haro said...

I read this and am now following your blog! looks yummy! and i have a huge sweet tooth!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

OMG OMG OMG! Sounds so good!

Gina Crane said...

Just looking at that make my mouth water! Thanks

Lori Bergmann said...

Oh, my! I know what we're going be having for desert sometime this week now! LOL Thanks so much for sharing this yummy looking treat! *Ü*

Dorene Nowatzke said...

Sounds so yummy!

nangatesdesigns said...

Looks so good! Bookmarked to my recipe folder.
What a great idea for blog posts!

IsabellesAttic said...

wow, I had to stare at that pic for a bit LOL...looks wonderful!

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