Saturday, 13 October 2012

Recipe: Apple cheesecake bar


Most of the pins I keep in Pinterest are for my cooking recipes (Weekend cooking is a ritual for me...).  This is my way of keeping to-investigate recipes organised, so that if I'm not satisfied with the result, I can just delete the link.  If I love the result, it will be printed and included in my great book of cooking (...).  For the Pin it and Do it challenge hosted by Trish, I had a very good excuse to bring out all the long-forgotten material I have, and start making some wonderful things:


First things first:  an incredible dessert, that was munched within minutes... Just listen to this name:  Maple syrup streusel apple cheesecake bar (mmmm...).  And it is all that and more:  a few ingredients that get assembled within minutes (literally) and then baked.  Pure delight and decadence!!!


Maple syrup streusel apple cheesecake bar
adapted from Cookies and Cups




      










       

      
    Crust
  • 230g shortcrust pastry
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar

    Mascarpone Filling
  • 200g mascarpone, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • 50g granulated sugar
  • 20g light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 small apples, peeled and finely diced

  • Steusel Topping
  • 120g light brown sugar
  • 120g flour
  • 20g old fashioned oats
  • 70g butter, room temperature

  • 70ml maple syrup

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Preheat oven at 180C.  Slightly roll out the pastry to make a rectangular and line a pie dish.  Sprinkle the crust with the brown sugar.  Mix all ingredients of the filling and spread on crust.  Bake for about 25-30 minutes.  In the meantime, prepare the streusel topping.  After  20 minutes, take dish out and cover with the steusel.  Place back in the oven and bake for a further 5-10 minutes, until golden.  Take out and drizzle with maple surup (the quantity is indicative - you can pour as much or as little as you like).  Leave to cool (I actually put it back in the oven and left it to cool there).  Once cold, cut in 2*2cm squares.






This post is my entry into Weekend Cooking, a weekly event hosted by Beth Fish Reads.


This is also my second pin in the Pin it and Do it:  A Pinteresting challenge, hosted by Trish. 



25 comments:

  1. No kidding this is easy. I'm a big fan of maple and apples, so this is going on my to-try list.

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  2. I use Pinterest the same way. It's time to go through and delete a couple of duds, but this recipe looks like a keeper!

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    1. Good to know that there's more of us!

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  3. I've been using Pinterest more and more and my Weekend Cooking post is all about that. Your apple cheesecake bar looks so tasty.

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  4. I started using Pinterest the same way, and branched it branched out from there. I'd love to see your 'great book of cooking!' *grin*

    Thanks for sharing this recipe - it looks sinfully delicious!

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    1. true, I also have other boards - though much less in number and a lot less detailed...

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  5. Did you say cheesecake? And then apple and maple. Yum!

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    1. (That was the reaction of several other people as well...)

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  6. Looks delicious! I've never heard of vanilla paste, though. Can vanilla extract be substituted? Otherwise, I'll have to check the King Arthur catalog, which has so many interesting baking ingredients I could sit and drool over it for an hour.

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    1. Sure, you just the equivalent of 1 vanilla bean.

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    1. and again and again!!!!

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  8. That looks so good. I'll bet it makes the house smell warm and cozy when you bake it.

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    1. perfect antidote for the weather we're having!

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  9. No no no, I am looking for healthy recipes! But I won't be able to resist trying this one! :-) I love the new look by the way. It is new, right?

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    1. November will be Asian cooking month for me, so slightly healthier!!! Thanks for your kind words, yes, it's relatively new. I have to change from time to time...

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  10. This recipe looks so good. I am doing the Pin It Do It challenge as well. Love seeing everyone's progress. I have a similar pin for Apple Cheesecake bars, but I think I'm going to have to ditch that one for this one. Great job! :)

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  11. That sounds amazing!

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  12. Looks delicious!

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