Monday, October 26, 2009

I'm Back In The Kitchen Again!

The new JOL's are forthcoming.  Hubs got two of them done yesterday, and started on the third before he ran out of steam.  The last one has some intricate carving, and he didn't want to take a chance on ruining it.  He also suggested that something sweet to eat might give him the fortitude to see this project through to the end.

Since he did such a good job on the pattern that I picked out, I decided to make something a little special, using cream cheese that he loves so much!

I use a homemade apple pie filling that I freeze, but you can also use a commercially canned apple pie filling, and it will taste very yummy!

Harvest Apple Streusel Squares

2 Cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
3/4 Cup Butter or Margarine, melted
1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Pecans
1 - 8 Ounce Package Cream Cheese, softened
1 - 14 Ounce Can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 Large Eggs
1 - 21 Ounce Can Apple Pie Filling
1/2 Cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
1/4 Teasp. Ground Cinnamon
1/4 Cup Cold Butter or Margarine
1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries
1/3 Cup Chopped Pecans

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a 13 x 9 inch baking pan with parchment paper.  Combine graham cracker crumbs, butter and pecans in small bowl.  Press evenly into prepared pan.

Beat cream cheese in medium bowl until fluffy.  Add sweetened condensed milk and eggs.  Blend well.  Pour over prepared crust.  Spoon apple pie filling over cream cheese layer.

Combine brown sugar, flour and cinnamon in medium bowl.  Cut in cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Stir in cranberries and pecans. Sprinkle over apple layer.

Bake 35 - 40 minutes or until golden. Do not overbake.  Cool before serving.

A little perk. .the house smells wonderful!!   And, I think I hear a Funkin being carved! 

Have a fantastic Fall day!


  1. You're killing me - I'm trying to cut out sweets (at least for a little while) and then you go post another delicious must try! :)

  2. It looks so delicious!!! THANK YOU for the recipe!!

  3. are killing me here!! Jim is groaning!! Sounds heavenly!! Snagging this one - thank you!!
    Thank you for the comment hon..hugs to you and to you daughter!! Will Email you! Love, Sarah


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