Michael’s Quick, Easy and Delish Dish for the Weekend

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As Autumn quickly approaches it’s time to head out to the orchards and pick some succulent apples for ourselves. There is no better way to enjoy a fall day with the family and there is nothing better than eating an apple just plucked from the tree.

Here are some orchards open for the pickin’ (a partial list)

Vergers au Coeur de la Pomme

420 Route 237N. Frelighsberg

Vergers et Ciderie Denis Charbonneau

575 Rang de la Montagne, Mont St Gregoire

Quinn Farm

2495 Perrot Blvd, Notre Dae de L’Ile Perrot

Hillspring Orchards

1019 Rte 202, Franklin Centre

Adults should also take in and enjoy some great apple ciders and ice ciders at

La Face Cache de la Pomme in Hemmingford (


Apple Crisp Cheesecake Recipe



graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup

quick cooking oats – 1/4 cup

brown sugar – 4 tsp

butter – 3 tbsp, melted


cream cheese, softened – 2 – 8oz pkgs

packed brown sugar – 1/4 cup

egg – 1, lightly beaten

sour cream – 3 tbsp

ground cinnamon – 1/2 tsp

ground ginger – 1/8 tsp

apple, sliced & peeled – 2/3 cup


all-purpose flour – 3 tbsp

quick cooking oats – 3 tbsp

brown sugar – 3 tbsp

ground cinnamon – 3 tsp

cold butter – 2 tbsp

caramel ice cream topping – personal taste


  • In a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, oats and brown sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom of a 6-in. springform pan coated with cooking spray; set aside.
  • For filling, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and brown sugar until smooth. Add egg; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in the sour cream, cinnamon and ginger.
  • Pour over crust. Arrange apple slices over filling.
  • For topping, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over apple slices.
  • Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until center is almost set.
  •  Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer.
  • Refrigerate overnight. Just before serving, remove sides of pan.
  • Caramel topping may be added to taste just prior to serving. Refrigerate leftovers. 

Original Recipe and image courtesy of


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