A winner and a winning recipe!

by jerseygirl on February 24, 2009 · 46 comments

First let me congratulate Lisanne. She is the winner of the Annie Chun’s gift pack. Hope you enjoy the products!

Now for a prize winning recipe from the 2007 Betty Crocker cookie contest. Not my recipe, but a very good one. I made these this past weekend for our bowling night. Everyone loved them and they couldn’t be easier to make. I was hunting through my pantry when I spotted a pouch of Betty Crocker cookie mix. A little light went off as I remembered making these before. I made these according to the recipe except I left out the walnuts. If you make these, no one will know you used packaged cookie mix or canned apple pie. I guess you will have to tell if they ask for the recipe.

Apple Streusel Cheescake Bars (from Betty Crocker’s cookie contest)
1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® oatmeal cookie mix
1/2 cup firm butter or margarine
2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 can (21 oz) apple pie filling
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1.Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 13×9-inch pan with cooking spray.
2.Place cookie mix in large bowl. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly and coarse. Reserve 1 1/2 cups crumb mixture; press remaining crumbs in bottom of pan. Bake 10 minutes.
3.Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, flour, vanilla and egg with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
4.Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over partially baked crust. In medium bowl, mix pie filling and cinnamon. Spoon evenly over cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle reserved crumbs over top. Sprinkle with walnuts.
5.Bake 35 to 40 minutes longer or until light golden brown. Cool about 30 minutes. Refrigerate to chill, about 2 hours. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Bake 40 to 45 minutes.

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Bridgett February 24, 2009 at 11:32 pm

Congrats to the winner!! These little cheesecake bars look wonderful. I can almost taste the apples as well. It would go perfect with my morning cup of tea.


Elra February 25, 2009 at 1:24 am

Congratulation Lisane!

The winning recipe deserve its name Lisa.


Mari February 25, 2009 at 6:32 am

These look so good! Thanks – I was needing a recipe for this weekend!


Donna-FFW February 25, 2009 at 7:48 am

Lisa- I LOVE recipes like this. I wil have to print this out right away. Quick , easy, delicious, thrilled!! How fun, bowling night!


Jennifer February 25, 2009 at 8:20 am

These look wonderful. Have you ever thought of entering a contest? Have you? I am tempted.


Robin Sue February 25, 2009 at 9:51 am

These bars look great. What a lovely dessert!


Leslie February 25, 2009 at 9:59 am

Congrats to the winner!
I love your little bars..send over a dozen will ya?


ttfn300 February 25, 2009 at 10:01 am

oh my, those certainly do look like a winner!!


Allie February 25, 2009 at 10:28 am

These do look yummy! Congrats to the winner!


Debbie February 25, 2009 at 10:49 am

Looks delicious and I like the fact that is seems easy to make. Good combo!!!


Sara February 25, 2009 at 11:05 am

These look great! I love how easy they are to make too.


kat February 25, 2009 at 11:14 am

Oh I bet those were really tasty bars


Maria February 25, 2009 at 11:51 am

Congrats to the winner!! The bars look super good, apples and cheesecake, yum!


The Food Hunter February 25, 2009 at 12:18 pm

Those bars look delicious. Thanks for sharing.


NatNibbles February 25, 2009 at 1:03 pm

Looks great! I might just have to make these for my jewelry party this weekend.


Culinarywannabe February 25, 2009 at 1:47 pm

I love it when something comes out looking like you slaved all day to make it, and it was really a cinch to pull together. These look AMAZING!


Foodie with Little Thyme! February 25, 2009 at 3:31 pm

These look very yummy. I even like the name.


Dawn February 25, 2009 at 4:07 pm

Apple and cheesecake? Oh yes in deed. Nice creation here. I so love this.


Veronica February 25, 2009 at 4:09 pm

I love those cookies!! Yours look delicious.


Pam February 25, 2009 at 4:19 pm

Yum Lisa, these look really tasty. Quick, easy and delicious – the perfect dessert.


Aggie February 25, 2009 at 5:25 pm

Oh my gosh, those look so yummy!! That’s my kind of dessert! Congrats to the winner!


jesse February 25, 2009 at 8:01 pm

Wow, this recipe DOES look amazing!!


Barbara Bakes February 25, 2009 at 8:40 pm

What a wonderful easy, tasty recipe!


Annie February 25, 2009 at 9:06 pm

Oh my they look awesome! I love the apple cream cheese combo.


Amber February 25, 2009 at 11:54 pm

Okay, I saw the creamy middle and that was it, love at first sight. It is so nice to have a few great recipes that don’t require 2 hours. And I always share the recipe, I take the attitude that people will be
impressed with my knowledge of go to recipes, just like we are with you on this one.


Nila Rosa February 26, 2009 at 1:26 am

Those look amazing.


Emily February 26, 2009 at 1:26 am

These look delicious!! I can’t wait to try these SOON!


Laurie February 26, 2009 at 2:39 am

Oatmeal, cream cheese, apples and cinnamon – yum!

Just the words “bowling night” made me so nostalgic for my youth. I used to bowl when I was a teenager, but only a few time with the kids since. It’s not that big on Cape Cod.

But my teenage daughter’s boyfriend is in a league and now they bowl together. Love that!

Your stir fry looks pretty awesome and I have the same configuration of fussy vs. non-fussy eaters.


Priscilla February 26, 2009 at 9:41 am

I’ve seen this recipe, haven’t tried it yet…but I need to. it looks so good. congrats to the winner!


Amy February 26, 2009 at 5:00 pm

These look SO yummy!! I love anything with streusel or cream cheese!!


biz319 February 26, 2009 at 5:41 pm

Rats I didn’t win, but congrats to the winner!

Love that recipe!


The Blonde Duck February 27, 2009 at 6:56 am

Those look so good! Yum! I love apple strudel and I love cheesecake! This is trouble!


Donna-FFW February 27, 2009 at 7:52 am

Lisa- Im sure you must have a million, but I left you an award on my blog today, because I do so love your blog:)


Paula February 27, 2009 at 1:01 pm

Congrats to the winner! These bars look teerrific! I’ve never seen anything like them. They look like they’d be more complicated to make than they really are. YUM!


Culinary Cory February 27, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Sad I missed the giveaway. Congrats to the winner. These cheesecake bars look tasty.


Katrina February 27, 2009 at 8:58 pm

Yum to the cookie! I’ve entered a few submissions to the BC contest this go-round. We’ll see! Didn’t think I could like those cookie mixes, but it’s amazing what you can do with them!


Bunny February 27, 2009 at 10:41 pm

I need to try these, I love apple everything!!


Clumbsy Cookie February 28, 2009 at 3:14 pm

What an easy, fun and delicious looking recipe! Creamy and crunchy just as I like things!


Jamie March 1, 2009 at 11:04 am

These cheesecake bars look great even to this non-cheesecake eater. I think I am being converted.


Maria♥ March 2, 2009 at 12:51 pm

Congrats to the winner. Wow these cheesecake bars are simply adorable and delish looking!



♥Rosie♥ March 2, 2009 at 2:11 pm

Huge congrats Lisane!

Those cheesecake bars look scumptious!!

Apologies for not calling by sooner due to gastric influenza.

Rosie x


Theresa March 3, 2009 at 8:56 am

What a great cheesecake bar.


Cynthia March 4, 2009 at 10:42 am

Apple and cheese, OMG, what is not to love!


Mrs. L March 4, 2009 at 7:33 pm

I always amazed at how many great recipes folks come up with to use products and enter these contests. This sounds really good.


Jan March 10, 2009 at 1:54 am

I’m all for shortcuts, we spend enough time in the kitchen as it is. These bars look delish.


Donna-FFW August 21, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Just wanted to let you know I made this and it was a hit! I blogged about it today and left you an award. Thank you!


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