Recipe from Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, divided
4 teaspoons water
1 cup flour
8 ounce (2 sticks) butter, softened
4 ounces (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 8 ounce tub PHILADELPHIA Honey Nut Flavor Cream Cheese Spread (optional
1 cup whipping cream (optional)
1/4 cup powdered sugar (optional)
PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees F.
TO prepare the caramel, heat 3/4 cup granulated sugar with 4 tsp. water. When the sugar becomes light brown, add the juice of 1/2 lemon and remove from heat.
COAT the bottom and sides of a springform pan with the caramel.
PEEL, core and thinly slice the apples and arrange in an attractive circular overlapping pattern on the caramel.
POUR over apples and caramel and bake for 35 minutes. Let cool slightly prior to turning over onto a decorative cake plate.
OPTIONAL: While cake is baking, beat PHILADELPHIA Honey Nut Flavor Cream Cheese until fluffy. Separately, beat whipping cream until fluffy and then add 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Gently fold the whipped PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese into the whipped cream and chill well using the freezer, if necessary. Top the warm cake slices with a spoonful of PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheesewhipped cream mixture and enjoy!
Recipe Submitted by Real Women of PHILADELPHIA Contestant: KC Quaretti-Lee
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