The flavors of cheesecake, apple pie, and salted caramel meld delectably in this creamy dessert spread. You'll want to lick the plate when it's gone.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
50 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
2 hrs 10 mins
total:
3 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Spread:
Caramel Sauce:
Pie Crust Chips:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Mix diced apple, cold water, and lemon juice together in a small bowl; soak for 10 minutes. Drain.

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  • Stir cream cheese, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice together in a bowl until smooth. Fold the diced apple into the cream cheese mixture.

  • Spoon the cream cheese mixture onto the center of a sheet of plastic wrap. Use the plastic to shape the cheese mixture into a log, wrap the plastic around the log, and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.

  • Cook and stir white sugar in a 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat until melted, smooth, and taking on an amber color, about 10 minutes; add butter and stir quickly with a whisk until the butter is melted, 1 to 2 minutes. Immediately remove saucepan from heat. Slowly stream heavy cream into the sugar mixture while continually stirring with the whisk to incorporate fully; add sea salt and stir. Transfer the caramel sauce to a glass bowl and set aside to cool.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Roll out pie pastry on a lightly floured surface to about 1/4-inch thick. Cut dough into rectangles about 2 inches long. Arrange dough strips onto the prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops of the dough strips with beaten egg. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar over the strips.

  • Bake dough strips in preheated oven until golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Cool completely.

  • Spread pecans into a shallow dish. Unwrap cheese log and roll in the pecans to coat. Place coated log onto a plate and drizzle caramel sauce evenly over the log. Serve with the pie crust chips.

Cook's Note:

If cooled caramel is too thick to pour, reheat in a microwave oven in 15-second intervals, stirring between intervals, until pourable.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the egg for brushing the chips. The actual amount of egg consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

680 calories; protein 7.7g 15% DV; carbohydrates 58.5g 19% DV; fat 48g 74% DV; cholesterol 102.5mg 34% DV; sodium 466.8mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition