Our homeschool group took a field trip to the apple orchard last week. Let me tell you there is nothing more perfect for a Fall day then a stroll through the orchard with all the smells of apples, and the crisp Fall air. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day, or better inspiration for an apple recipe!
I mean, I came home with a peck of apples (which I’m not sure technically how much that is but it’s a big ‘ol bag) and even though I know we will have them eaten in record time, I decided I could use a few to make something delicious.
So I made this. If you are a lover of apple pie, and a lover of cheesecake, this will be your new favorite dessert… or breakfast… or snack… or all of the above.
Here’s what you’ll need
For the Cake Batter:
1 3/4 – Cups Flour
3/4- Cup Honey
2-tsp Baking Powder
1/4- tsp Salt
1/4- Cup Milk
2oz- Cream Cheese (softened)
4-Tbsp Butter (softened)
For the Apple Filling:
2- Medium Size Apples- peeled and chopped
2- Tbsp Honey
2-tsp Corn Starch
1/4- tsp Cinnamon
For the Cheesecake Layer:
4 oz. – Cream Cheese (softened)
1/8- Cup Honey
1- Egg Yolk
First we want to get our oven preheated to 350, and prepare an 8×8 square pan by greasing and flouring it or line it with parchment.
Now we’re going to start with the apple mixture. In a small saucepan melt your butter, add in the apples, corn starch, honey and cinnamon. Cook over med/low heat for about 5 minutes or until the mixture starts to thicken and the apples are just a little soft. Remove it from the heat.
Next comes the cheesecake filling, mix the cream cheese, honey, egg yolk and vanilla with an electric mixer until everything is well incorporated and nice and smooth.
For the batter you can mix by hand or with an electric mixer. Start by blending the cream cheese and butter together, then add in the honey, now add all the remaining ingredients.
In your prepared pan pour half of the batter. Now spread the apple mixture across the batter evenly. Now dollop the cream cheese mixture over the apples making it as even as possible. Then pour the rest of the batter over the top.
Now pop it in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the top is a nice light golden brown.
Let it cool before serving. It’s delicious warm, or cool, however you like it!