For the longest time, I thought I lost this recipe. I was so devastated! It is an Apple Cream Cake from my favorite little specialty bakery in Gresham, Oregon: CloudTree & Sun Inc.
The bakery doesn’t exist anymore, but it was the prettiest little boutique I used to love going to when we lived in Oregon. They sold all sorts of unique little trinkets, and the bakery had the most gorgeous and decadent desserts you’ve ever seen.
I was beyond sad when I thought I’d lost this recipe! Especially since the boutique is no longer in business. I was thrilled when I discovered it tucked away in a secret recipe binder I keep stashed away.
Apple Cream Cake
This Apple Cream Cake is a mix between a flan, a cheesecake, a cream cake and an apple pie all mixed up into one!
This is how food is meant to be created. This little bakery is what initiated me on my journey down the study of gastronomy. CloudTree & Sun. also created one of my other favorite desserts, a Caramel Walnut Flan. It’s like a sister dessert to Pecan Pie.
Apple Cream Cake Flan
- 1 ½ cups flour
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- ⅛ cup water +/-
- 8 oz. cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 sliced and cored apples
- Mix flour, butter and sugar together with a pastry blender until mixture resembles pebbles
- Add just enough water until mixture comes together into a ball
- Chill dough for 10 minutes
- Roll dough out to ¼ inch thick
- Fold in half and lay in a 8” fluted tart pan
- Unfold and form to pan
- Set aside
- In a medium bowl beat cream cheese until light and airy
- Add lemon juice, eggs and sugar
- Mix until light and fluffy
- Set aside
- Arrange sliced apples on the bottom of the crust in a circular pattern
- Pour cake mixture over apples
- Bake at Fahrenheit 350° for 30-40 minutes
- Allow to cool in pan until room temperature
- Remove base of pan
- Chill and enjoy
Can I Substitute Another Fruit?
I’ve never tried it, but I would suspect the water content of most fruit would be too high. You might need to adjust the baking time, or add additional sugar or ¼ cup of flour to offset the fruit juice.
Mangoes or peaches might work the easiest, but I’ve never tried it.
Can I Add More than Two Apples?
Yes! Two is the minimum. Two creates an even distribution of cake to apples.
If you add more than two, you’ll err on the side of the French. You’ll have a fruit filled tart, but without the pastry cream you’ll have created more of a flan.
Should I Peel the Apples?
I prefer them that way, but it’s not required.
It’s delicious either way!
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Make This Apple Cream Cake Flan
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