Mom's homemade apple pie was always a huge hit in our house. The smell when you walked in was so overwhelmingly delicious. You would instantly crave all things apple and cinnamon.
Emily and I went apple picking a few weeks back, and despite our efforts to get a small bag, we still ended up with way more than the two of us could ever eat. So we decided to recreate a couple family favourites, starting with mom's apple pie. If you're looking for ways to use up some apples, definitely give this one a try!
I love Nanaimo bars, I love cheesecake, and I love recipe mashups! So, for Canada Day, I made a NANAIMO BAR CHEESECAKE. It's unique, Canadian, and totally yummy.
My initial inspiration for this mashup came from this recipe by Kraft Canada. However, I wanted to switch out their chocolate crust for a more traditional Nanaimo Bar crust, and also scale the recipe down because even with the in-laws in town for Canada Day, there are only 5 Pauleys and a 9x9 pan was plenty for us (especially since Momma Pauley made strawberry shortcake too!).