JD's Apple Pie Cheesecake Log with Salted Caramel Sauce
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"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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Ingredients3 h 30 m servings 680 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings
- Mix diced apple, cold water, and lemon juice together in a small bowl; soak for 10 minutes. Drain.
- 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.
Per Serving: 680 calories; 48 g fat; 58.5 g carbohydrates; 7.7 g protein; 103 mg cholesterol; 467 mg sodium. Full nutrition