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~ Caramel Apple Cheesecake ~

Ingredients:

Crust:

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) margarine- melted

Mix crumbs, sugar, cinnamon and margarine. Press onto bottom of 9 inch spring form pan. Bake 10 min. at 350 degrees F.

Filling:

  • 1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 2 packages of 8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 large apples (thin peeled slices) –We used our Jonagold’s for this recipe.
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar at medium speed with mixer until well blended. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Blend vanilla and pour over crust from above. Drizzle with half the caramel sauce. Toss apples with 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon. Layer apple mixture over cream cheese layer; sprinkle with chopped pecans and drizzle with the other 1/2 of caramel sauce.

Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes at 350 degrees F. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of pan and refrigerate.

We also added more caramel to the top when serving it…cause can you really ever have too much caramel?! 🙂

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Fresh Peach Pudding

Since we now have peaches available in the Apple Barn here at Kimmel Orchard, we thought we would post a recipe for one of our delicious peach desserts made by our very own staff!

Fresh Peach Pudding

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups fresh peaches
  • 1-2 tbsp. butter

Make a dough of 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, a pinch of salt, and 1/2 cup water. Spread in a buttered 8×8 pan.

Slice 2 cups of fresh peaches and place on top of batter. Sprinkle with 1 cup sugar, add 1 lump butter (about the size of a walnut), and 1/2 cup hot water.

Bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees. Let it cool then serve it with milk, whipped cream, or ice cream! 🙂

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Easy Cherry Crisp

Ok guys. This is seriously one of thee easiest recipes you can make and it is soooo good! The mixes we carry in the Apple Barn make for a great dessert option that is super easy…even for those who think they can’t bake! 🙂

Easy Cherry Crisp

Ingredients:

  • 1 Quart Kimmel Orchard Cherries (fresh or frozen!)
  • 1 Bag Kimmel Orchard Cherry Crisp Mix (you can actually use any of the fruit crisp mixes we have)
  • 4 tbsp. Melted Butter or Margarine

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Blend together 1 and 1/4 cups of mix and 4 tablespoons melted butter or margarine. Spread the 1 quart of Kimmel Orchard cherries in a buttered 9 inch pie dish and top with the crumbly mixture. Bake for 30 minutes.

I mean seriously, how easy is that? And, I think all of our employees can attest to how yummy it was too! Oh, and adding a little ice cream to the top never hurt anything either. 🙂 ENJOY!

You can use any of the crisp mixes we have, mixed with any of your favorite fresh or frozen fruit from the Orchard!

You can use any of the crisp mixes we have, mixed with any of your favorite fresh or frozen fruit from the Orchard!

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Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake

It’s been awhile since we have posted a recipe, but with cherry season in full swing, we can’t resist making a delicious dessert from our tart, montmorency cherries!

This recipe comes from one of our Apple Barn staff members who is always bringing in delectable treats for everyone to enjoy…and this dessert was no exception!

CHOCOLATE CHERRY DUMP CAKE

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups Kimmel Orchard Tart Cherries
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 20 oz. Can Crushed Pineapple (do not drain)
  • 3/4 cup Coconut Flakes
  • 3/4 cup Chopped Walnuts
  • 15 oz. Yellow Cake Mix
  • 3/4 cup Butter (melted)
  • 1/2 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 13 x 9in baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Mix together cherries, sugar, pinapple, nuts and coconut. Spread mixture in prepared pan. Sprinkle dry cake mix over top. Then sprinkle chocolate chips over cake mix. Drizzle the melted butter over top. Bake for 40 minutes.  Serve warm with cool whip or ice cream! 🙂

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Apple Drop Cookies

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Time for another Kimmel Kitchen recipe! Made with our apple drop cookie mix, fresh cider and yummy apples, these cookies really didn’t stand a chance when all of the guys came in from lunch! 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup softened butter or margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup Kimmel Orchard Apple Cider
  • 1 Package Kimmel Orchard Apple Drop Cookie Mix
  • 1 -2 cups peeled and finely chopped Kimmel Orchard apples
  • Frosting:
  • 2 tblsp. softened butter or margarine
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 -1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 tblsp. Kimmel Orchard Apple Cider

Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a mixer, cream 1/2 cup softened butter. Beat in 1 egg and 1/4 cup Kimmel Orchard Apple Cider.  Then add contents of Apple Drop Cookie Mix and beat to form a smooth batter. Fold in 1 or 2 cups peeled and finely chopped apples.

To Form Cookies: Drop batter by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets

Bake: 9-11 minutes at 375 degrees F.

Frosting: Cream 2 tablespoons softened butter or margarine, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 – 1/2 cups confectioners sugar and about 1 tablespoon Kimmel Orchard apple cider to attain spreading consistency.  Spread frosting onto cooled cookies.

Serve with a warm glass of Kimmel Orchard Apple Cider and enjoy! 🙂