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Cosponsored by the Northbrook Historical Society, the contest proved fun, entertaining and delicious! Barto won with her Autumn Apple Cheesecake recipe. She received a $100 gift certificate to Prairie Grass Cafe.
Congratulations to all who participated! You'll find Barto's winning recipe and more photos at NorthbrookFarmersMarket.org.
Cream butter, sugar and vanilla; blend in flour. Spread dough up sides of 8- inch spring-form pan.
Combine filling ingredients; pour into pastry.
Toss apples, sugar, cinnamon and layer over cheese mixture. Sprinkle with almonds.
Bake at 450º for 10 minutes; reduce heat to 400 º, bake another 25 minutes. Cool before serving. Enjoy!
Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly coat 8x8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
In a bowl, combine flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg, until well blended.
Cut in chilled butter using a pastry blender or clean fingers until the mixture is crumbly.
Place the apple in prepared dish. Drizzle with cider. Sprinkle cranberries over apples. Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over apples.
Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 20 minutes. Serve warm, topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, if desired. Yield 8 servings.
Nutrition Facts per serving: 160 calories, 4g Total Fat, 10mg cholesterol 25g carbohydrate, 2g dietary fiber, 2g protein