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Apple Streusel Cheesecake Pockets
Apple Streusel Cheesecake Pockets

Apple Streusel Cheesecake Pockets

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Apple Streusel Cheesecake Pockets
 
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These absolutely delicious Apple Streusel Cheesecake Pockets make use of refrigerated pie dough and a dead simple cheesecake mixture to create an impressive dessert in no time. They look like they took forever, but you can whip them up in about 30 minutes!
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Serves: 8 (2-3 pockets each)
Ingredients
Apple Streusel Cheesecake Pockets Ingredients:
  • 2 packages (2-count) refrigerated pie crusts (4 crusts total)
  • 1 (8-ounce) Philadelphia Cream Cheese Brick, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 can apple pie filling, finely chopped
  • 4 shortbread cookies, crushed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten with 1 teaspoon water for egg wash
  • Sugar for sprinkling
Maple Dipping Glaze Ingredients:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Unroll the refrigerated pie crusts one at a time and use a 4 1/2-inch round cookie cutter to cut out as many circles as possible. (I got 5 circles from each crust, for a total of 20 circles.) Lay these out on your prepared baking sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together Philadelphia Cream Cheese, sugar, and egg until smooth. Transfer this to a zip-top bag with the corner cut off. In the middle of each pie crust dough round, pipe about 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons of cream cheese mixture. Spoon a little apple pie filling on top. Sprinkle on some shortbread cookie crumbles. Fold the pie dough over into an empanada shape, sealing together the edges with a fork. (Some of the filling will inevitably ooze out as you crimp, but don’t worry! They’ll still bake up super cute.) Poke a couple of small vents into each apple pie bite with a fork, brush it with egg wash, and sprinkle it with sugar.
  3. Bake the bites for 14 to 15 minutes, or until deep golden brown. Remove to a cooling rack to cool. Whisk together the powdered sugar, cinnamon, water, and maple extract, and pour into a dip bowl. Serve the cooled bites and dip together.

 

Apple Streusel Cheesecake PocketsFor quick and easy entertaining, turn to Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Always have it on hand to create fun appetizers and desserts that pop. I had a great time developing my Apple Streusel Cheesecake Pockets! For more creamy, delicious recipe ideas, click here.

2 Comments on Easy Apple Streusel Cheesecake Pockets

  1. Kristen
    September 9, 2016 at 8:34 am (8 months ago)

    Julie, Apple streusel is my husbands favorite. I have to make these for him. He will LOVE them!

    Reply
  2. Heather
    September 9, 2016 at 10:38 am (8 months ago)

    San Diego is my happy place! Truly the most perfect weather he planet, and the perfect spot for a patio party year round. These little pie pockets are the perfect party food

    Reply

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