As we are coming upon the end of apple season here in Canada, other parts of the world are right in the middle of enjoying this beautiful harvest. Nothing screams FALL to me more than delicious apple desserts. Apple pie, apple crisp, candy apples. But have you ever tried Cheesecake Baked Apples?
My speciality when it comes to desserts are cheesecakes because my husband loves them so much. But oddly enough, I am not a huge fan of cheesecake. So I have to find inventive ways for us to both enjoy this dessert.
This past weekend, I decided to head up to Forsythe Farms located just north of Toronto in this tiny town at 1025 Cragg Road, Greenbank, Ontario.
My nephew could play in the pumpkin patch while I shopped in the market. This recipe doesn’t call for many ingredients and apples were the only thing I had to go out and purchase because everything else was in my fridge or pantry at home. I promise, this is super easy.
Cheesecake Baked Apples
– 3-4 small gala apples
– 1 stick of unsalted butter
– 1 package of cream cheese(at room temperature)
– 1/4 cup icing sugar
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 2 tbsp brown sugar
– 1/3 cup of quick oats
– 1/2 cup plain flour
– 1 tsp of cinnamon
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Slice the tops off of the apples. Next core out the seeds and the middle to make a dome in the centre. Set aside. Combine butter, cinnamon and brown sugar and heat. Once butter is melted brush the inside and outside of the apples until well coated. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
While the apples are baking, add the oats and flour to the remaining butter mixture. This will create a crumble. Set aside to cool. In a large bowl, whip cream cheese, vanilla and icing sugar until smooth. Once the apples have baked, put a teaspoon of the crumble in each apple, following with a hefty amount of cream cheese filling. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Top the apples with remaining crumble mixture and serve warm.
A simple yet rich dessert you can enjoy any time during apple season.