Apple Pie Cheesecake Parfaits and Applicious Week

So a few weeks ago my blogging bestie Aimee and I were chatting…
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and we decided that we wanted to have an entire week of everything APPLE!
Not really an original idea, but a fun one anyway.
We also thought it would be fun to invite some other girls for a hop.
Together we came up with a list of all the blogs we thought might want to participate with us.
Believe me, our list was pretty long.
But we narrowed it down to 10 other girls that we thought you might enjoy checking out.Make sure you visit all these girls throughout the week to see what they make with their apples.

Aimee from Shugary Sweets
Keri from Shaken Together

Becca from Crumbs and Chaos
Carrie from Bakeaholic Mama
Cassie from Bake your Day
Ali from Jam Hands
Camille from Six Sisters Stuff
Averie from Averie Cooks
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Everyone is busy, so we asked for at least one new apple recipe
to include in a hop this coming Friday.
We also invited them to post as many as they felt comfortable doing this week.
Aimee and I have apple goodness for you just about every day this week.
I sure hope you like apples:-)
To kick things off this week,  I created some yummy
Apple Pie Cheesecake Parfaits.
I got all Marsha Stewart-y and even made the pie filling myself using Crunck Pak sliced apples.
This is huge, because usually I am a canned convenience kind of person…
but I have to say it was actually really easy to do.
AND I don’t think I will ever buy another can of apple pie filling again…I think.
Plus, my house smelled amazing while it was cooking!
Then I layered the apple goodness with some more goodness.
Goodness that has cream cheese, pudding, cool whip, and toffee bits.
Are you drooling yet?  Because yes, it is THAT good.
I caught my daughter spooning herself a bowlful before I had a chance to make the parfaits.
She didn’t want any apples, just the filling:-)
Then for some fun I made a streusel crust and some pie crust cookie straws.
Those are the kind of things I do in my kitchen “just for fun”.
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Apple Pie Cheesecake Parfaits

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 8 small jars

Apple Pie Cheesecake Parfaits

Homemade apple pie filling layered with a no bake cheesecake for a fun dessert in a jar.

Ingredients

For the Apple Pie filling
4 1/2 cups chopped apples
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cup water
For the Crust
2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup oatmeal
2 Tablespoon Apple Cinnamon popcorn seasoning (Kernel Season's)
6 Tablespoons butter, melted
For the Cheesecake Filling
1 package cream cheese (8 oz.)
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1 package (3.4 oz) instant cheesecake pudding
1 carton frozen whipped cream (8 oz.)
1 cup baking toffee bits
For the Pie Crust Toppers
1 sheet refrigerated pie crust
2 Tablespoons butter
6 Tablespoons Apple Cinnamon popcorn seasoning (Kernel Seasons)

Instructions

    For the Apple Pie filling
  1. Combine the sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg & salt in a saucepan. Add the water. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. Add the apples. Bring back to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes. Cool at least 30 minutes. Or refrigerate overnight.
  2. For the Crust
  3. Combine all ingredients and press into a greased 9x13 baking pan. Bake at 375* for 8 minutes. Cool.
  4. For the Cheesecake Filling
  5. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and sour cream until creamy. Beat together the milk and pudding mix. Add to the cream cheese mixture and beat for 1 minute. Fold in the whipped topping. Stir in the toffee bits.
  6. For the Pie Crust Toppers
  7. Spread out the pie crust on a baking sheet. Spread the butter on both sides and sprinkle with the seasoning. Cut into strips and twist. Place on baking sheet and bake at 375* for 12-14 minutes. Cool.
  8. Assemble the Parfaits
  9. Layer the crust, the cheesecake filling, and the apple pie filling in small canning jars or in one large trifle bowl. Top with pie crust cookies.

Notes

All the layers could be put into one large serving bowl if desired.

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Now something else we thought would be a lot of fun for our APPLICIOUS WEEK
was some sort of giveaway.
Aimee has worked with Crunckpak apples in the past,
so she emailed them and they were so gracious enough to send all the bloggers in our hop
apple coupons for free product to create their recipes with.

Crunchpak has also generously donated a fun swag bag and coupons for us to giveaway.
Aimee and I decided in addition to all the Swag from Crunchpak
we would throw in some goodies of our own…because we like you that much:-) 

Each winner will receive one swag bag from Crunchpak, including two insulated tote bags, two soccer blankets, two thermal mugs and a dozen coupons for FREE product!  How ya like them apples?


They will also each receive an apple pie press, a bag of Milky Way Caramel apple candies, a $10 Starbucks gift card and a free ticket to register for Online BlogCon!!  Just to say thanks for reading:-)


Online BlogCon is the blog conference everyone can attend. It’s all online, so there is no need for expensive travel or time away from family. Hey you can even participate in your PJs, we won’t tell! The conference is going to be done in blog post style, with posts from your favorite bloggers like Love from the OvenI Heart Nap Time, and Cookies & Cups. The conference is taking place from October 22-24 and again, it’s all online. Visit us for more information.  Registration is now open!

This giveaway is open to US residents only (sorry friends)! 
It will close on Sunday Sept. 23rd at 12:00pm!! 

 

 

Don’t forget to enter the Raisinets giveaway that I have going on HERE too:-)

Are you ready to have lots of APPLE recipes this week?
Here are the pictures and links to everyone who posted one today:-)
Don’t forget to check everyone else out all week long too!

from Aimee at Shugary Sweets
from Keri at Shaken Together
Spiced Apple Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting
from Sally at Sally’s Baking Addiction!!

Man Bait Apple Crisp
from Carrie at Bakeaholic Mama

from Ali at Jam Hands
from Averie at Averie Cooks

Comments

  1. says

    Hmmm, my favorite apple recipe would have to be my grandmother’s apple pie. She made it with a crumble topping crust. Her pies were famous (well in her area of MN at least) because they were so yummy and because she would make them as a fundraiser for her church’s mission trip ever year to Guatemala. My Grandfather would peel the apples and she would make the pies. Last year they made and sold 2,003 pies! :)

  2. says

    I forgot to add that my favorite apple recipe is an apple cake that my mom made with apples from our backyard orchard growing up. She makes it occasionally now, but I begged for the recipe so I can get a piece (or a whole cake!) whenever I want. But I usually save it for apple season.

  3. says

  4. says

    Thank you so much for putting all of this together Jocelyn! And including me, of course. :) Apple pie is one of my favorite desserts this time of year. And cheesecake… is one of my favorites EVER. Never thought to EVER combine the two!

  5. says

    I love that you made your own pie filling and toffee bits in the cheesecake layer…love that idea! These look delicious, can’t wait to see what the rest of the week brings!

    Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos

  6. says

    Apple pie made by my grandma or mom is by far my favorite apple dessert. The best part to help with was stirring up the apple slices because you could always sneak a few sugary, spiced slices before they went into the pie.

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