If you know me, you know I'm a cupcake kind of gal. Perhaps the biggest testament to this is from the mouths of babes.
My little nephew had the hardest time saying my name when he was learning to talk. So, instead of struggling with the 3-syllable, Angela, I was dubbed "Auntie Cupcake". I was so sad when he actually learned to say my name correctly.
But I digress. I want to step out of my comfort zone. I've made dozens of different flavors of cupcakes. Many different cakes. Lots of cookies. But I want to expand my horizons to include pies, cheesecakes, candy, etc. And in walks this pie...
Cinnamon graham cracker crust, homemade caramel, brown sugar & cinnamon apples, a cheesecake layer(I actually subbed mascarpone for the cream cheese), whipped cream frosting & more caramel.
Oh yeah, baby. I got this! Lots of elements, but they all came together with ease. Each portion took less than 20 minutes. The only hard thing was waiting for it to cool in the fridge.
I took this to our early Thanksgiving celebration last night & I really think it was the star of the meal. My only regret was that I only made one. After a big fat meal we all went down for a late night jacuz session. There were two slices when we left, but not so much as a crumb on our return. Bummers!
The cream cheese layer is thin on this. I stuck with the original recipe, but if you were inclined to double that layer, I think that would work, too.
Hope you all have a wonderful, fun, family, and food-filled Thanksgiving!