Apple Cheese Crisp


Yes, we have moved on. Halloween is over and it’s time to get ready for Thanksgiving.

So what’s an Apple Cheese Crisp? I wondered the same thing. Was it cheddar cheese or Swiss? Nope. Cream cheese with brown sugar makes up the cheese portion of this pieand that suits me just fine.

While I was visiting dlyn’s blog the other day she made this Apple Cheese Crisp. Its simplicity and sugary goodness spoke to me. I had to make it. I told her I would and I did. It was wonderful.

It was shared with good friends on Halloween night, left to my own devices I would have eaten the whole thing myself.

So let’s whip this one up together so you can see how easy thisis to make.

Here’s what you will need: Old-fashioned oats, brown sugar, granulated sugar, all-purpose flour, apples, walnuts, butter, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, cream cheese, eggs, apples and salt.


First prepare your pie dish by generously coating it with butter. I used a 9-inch pan. Peel and slice 3-4 apples depending on how big they are. I used four Honeycrisp. Fill your pie dish with apples about 2/3 full. Add 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger and a pinch of salt to the pie plate full of apples, combine well.

Beat together 8 ounces cream cheese, 2 eggs, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and a pinch of salt until very creamy. Make sure your cream cheese is room temperature otherwise it will not combine well. Pour this over the apples, letting it settle into all the nooks and crannys of the fruit.

I wish I had a picture of the sugary-creamy goo I poured over these apples but I was so distracted by its yumminess I forgot to snap one. Darn.


For the topping, combine 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats, 1/3 cup brown sugar,1/3 cup walnuts, 5 Tablespoons butter, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon and a pinch of salt.


I used my pastry cutter and hands to combine the topping. When making a topping for crumbleit’s helpful to push it through your fingers to create the chunky, crumbly texture.


Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. The top should be browned and the edges bubbling.


When it comes out the oven the edges will have this thick, sugary edge showing on the sides. Yum.


This will look beautiful on your holiday table.


I wish I had a picture of the inside for you but I had to take it to a party. Enjoy!

Apple Cheese Crisp
Inspired by dlyn

For the pie:
3-4 apples, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 pinches of table salt, divided

For the topping:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 walnuts, chopped
5 Tablespoons butter, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt

First prepare your pie dish by generously coating it with butter. I used a 9-inch pan. Peel and slice 3-4 apples depending on how big they are. I used four Honeycrisp. Fill your pie dish with apples about 2/3 full. Add granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, ground ginger and a pinch of salt to the pie plate full of apples, combine well.

Beat together cream cheese, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt until very creamy. Make sure your cream cheese is room temperature otherwise it will not combine well. Pour this over the apples, letting it settle into all the nooks and crannys of the fruit.

For the topping, combine all-purpose flour, old-fashioned oats, brown sugar,walnuts, butter, ground cinnamon and a pinch of salt. I used my pastry cutter and hands to combine the topping. When making a topping for crumbleit’s helpful to push it through your fingers to create the chunky, crumbly texture.

Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. The top should be browned and the edges bubbling.

I served with whipped cream but it would also taste good warmed up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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62 Comments

  1. Barbie with a T 1

    After the party, I bet there was none of that left over!! Looks scrumptuous.

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  2. HoneyB 2

    I love that gooey sugary edge. Yummy. The mini stuffed pumpkin looks great too!

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  3. You never let us down. Your recipes are fantastic and eay to follow. Thanks. This looks so yummy I might have to try it this week.

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  4. Jodie 4

    Oooo…this looks so good! It reminds be of the baked apples my great grandma used to cook except her’s didn’t have the topping. I might have to use this one during Thanksgiving. Keep ’em coming!

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  5. This would look exceptional on my holiday table Cathy….good find:D

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  6. tipper 6

    That would look good on any table!! Yum.

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  7. katie 7

    That combination sounds so good, too bad we could be at the party. And the mini pumpkin are too cute!

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  8. That DOES look really good. Printing this one!

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  9. This looks delicious! I love the pictures of your son below, he is so cute with those dimples! Have a fun weekend!

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  10. That looks and sounds EXCELLENT, Cathy ! All of the ingredients are yummy… Cream cheese and apples and butter and vanilla extract and cinnamon and…. drool :)

    Hope that you are having a good weekend !

    Loving Annie

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  11. Bunny 11

    I’ve never seen a crisp recipe like this before! This looks fantastic! THanks Cathy

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  12. I also though it was something with chedar, but I think I like this version better. So simple this is ans so nice looking! Yum!

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  13. Both of the recipes look so good and very Thanksgiving-y!

    I can’t believe Halloween is over!!

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  14. WOW this looks very yummmy. Thanks for sharing

    zesty

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  15. Becky 15

    That looks delicious. And all the rich colors you displayed it with really made it more desirable.

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  16. Egghead 16

    Looks delicious…cream cheese is a favorite here. I can’t wait to try it.

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  17. I will eat anything, and I do mean anything, that has cream cheese. This looks so good…I think I’ll make this to take to my mother-in-laws on Thanksgiving.

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  18. Teri 18

    I bet your house smelled amazing! My family loves all things mixed with cream cheese. Delish!

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  19. I made it last night. It was fab!

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  20. I made this last week, too. It was gone in an hour. No kidding.

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  21. Those stuffed little pumpkins look amazing. How festive. I mean I would devour that stuffing whether it was stuffed in a pumpkin or not, but the little pumpkins are so festive. As is this apple crisp. beautiful!

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  22. ELRA 22

    I wish the same thing when I saw the title. Off course you can’t ruin that beautiful pie, just to show us the inside, right? But, I trust you! I am sure it was delicious.
    Cheers,
    Elra

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  23. That looks DELIGHTFUL! I love apple crisp, and I’ve never thought to make a rich version like that. Thanks for the suggestion!!

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  24. Cheryl 24

    My pumpkin pie-hating/cream cheese loving progeny thank you…as do I!

    Enjoy the remainder of your weekend!

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  25. I love crisps, and this one sounds so sweetly different from all the others. Can’t wait to give it a try!

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  26. Erinn 26

    Oh, I’m SO passing the recipe on to Todd, he loves a good crisp, and the addition of the cream cheese? Yummy!!

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  27. I would love this. I wonder if my conservative inlaws would? (BTW,thanks for visiting me.)

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  28. Rachel 28

    yum yum! I may have to make this to!

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  29. Marjie 29

    You can bring this to my house any time, and we won’t share it with anyone else!

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  30. ALF 30

    I have that same exact pie dish!

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  31. It looks great but is more than I want in an apple pie. I like a traditional apple pie and ice cream.

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  32. dawn 32

    yep thanksgiving is next then christmas then we all spend the remainder of the winter months in the gym.
    I hate to sound like everyone else above me here, but this is a keeper cath.

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  33. I’m not sure I’m ready for Thanksgiving. I missed most of the month of October, so that means, I don’t have to worry about Thanksgiving until December right? and Christmas in January.
    I may be able to make this work for me…

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  34. i LOVE apple crisp. people make it all different ways but i really like yours. we just had our friends annual thanksgiving get-together (yes, very early this year) and someone made apple crisp. yours looks ‘crisper’.

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  35. My family loves apple crisp, but I think if I make this version they will hold a coronation.
    Cream cheese? Have I died and gone to apple crisp heaven?

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  36. sharon 36

    I just returned from Julian with a huge bag of apples and the need for something to make. I thought I’d be baking my first apple pie but this is so tempting!

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  37. Kerrie 37

    What perfect timing. My 5 year old informed me today that it would be okay if I made him an apple crisp. I’m not big on crisps in general, but love the idea of using the cream cheese, so I think I’ll make him this one, and hopefully enjoy it myself, too.

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  38. Pam 38

    This looks so good…it’s calling my name. I’ve always wanted to try apples with cheese – my dad loves them together.

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  39. I think I can do this one, but I’m still emailing it to my mom.

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  40. When you said ‘cheese’ I was thinking cheddar. Cream cheese must have made this heavenly!

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  41. grace 41

    at first i thought you were gonna break out some cheddar cheese, and i was concerned. apples + cheddar is something i just can’t get behind. ick. this, on the other hand, is magnificent. :)

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  42. Laura 42

    I think I am making this today, right NOW.

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  43. Alisa 43

    YUM! Thanks again!

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  44. Kate 44

    I made this, too. I got up the next day and it was gone. I only had one slice.
    Pickled herring? Sounds better than throwing up in my mouth, so I’d try it. After about 4 glasses of wine.

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  45. Cindy H 45

    Oh, this looks great! I’ll bet it would work with rhubarb, too, which I am never able to use up since it grows in my yard in the springtime at an alarming pace!
    Thank you!
    Cindy H
    http://www.jbkpottery.com

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  46. This is beautiful! I might just have to make this. :)

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  47. Chou 47

    Oh, I like this combination. It must have been the perfect party treat!

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  48. Lo 48

    And I thought an apple crisp couldn’t get better… but cream cheese! yeah, that’s my kind of dessert.

    I suppose I’ll have to make this with some of my apple bounty, huh?

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  49. ok miss cathy
    oi have had it with you

    ARE YOU REAL OR A ROBOT

    how do you do all that you do? i wanna know? you are not human! you decorate, cook, raise 2 boys, socialize, blog and blog and you’re starting a winery?

    it boggles my mind… you are my hero.

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  50. Mental P made this – her family adored it. Country Kate made it – her family adored it. Dlyn’s family adored it. Now you!
    I MUST make this for my family ASAP! It’s obviously one of those to-die-for-don’t-ever-lose recipe.
    Your recipe photo journey is perfect!

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  51. Cass 51

    I was planning on making a crisp in the morning but then I saw this post and I had all the stuff so I just made it. I’ve nearly burned the top of my mouth three times because I have NO willpower – so while I type this comment it’s in the freezer to cool down enough for me to pound it. Thank you Thank you Thank you for this. THIS is what I needed.

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  52. Okay. I just printed out this recipe and am heading into the kitchen to make it NOW! That pie looks fabulous!!!

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  53. Beautiful blog, and wonderful stepwise instructions! I am loving it.
    Your pics are just amazing!

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  54. Oooooh. Cathy, I think I may have fallen a little more in love with you. I’m shuddering with pleasure just contemplating this.

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  55. dlyn 55

    Oh baby – looks good Cathy – so glad you gave it a try!

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  56. Kevin 56

    That apple crisp looks really good. I like the sound of the cream cheese in it!

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  57. Deborah 57

    Yum! I love cream cheese in anything, and paired with apples – it’s gotta be good!

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  58. Looks deliSH. But with all your gorgeously prepared dished, how are you, the Wild boar & the kids not obese?

    Yummmyyyyy…

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  59. Holly 59

    I made this last night and ate it for breakfast…. Awesome Awesome Awesome!!!! And I used 1/3 less fat cream cheese.

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  60. Oh my goodness, how did I miss this when I was searching for recipes for 25lbs of apples we picked earlier this fall? This looks amazing.

    I wonder if this would work well with Honey Crisp apples? We didn’t know we had picked about 15lbs of those, but we did and we are in love with them. Also, I can’t eat Granny Smith’s because something in them gives me intense sinus issues. Weird. But then, that’s me.

    Am making this tomorrow!

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  61. Diane 61

    You seem to always know my favorite ingredients. I can’t wait to try this. Honeycrisp apples are like a piece of heaven to me.

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  62. Junior Chef 62

    This is delicious!!! This is the second apple crumble recipe I’ve tried. I thought I was blown away the first time, but wow. The addition of cream cheese and walnuts takes this over the top! Thank you!!

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