Wednesday, February 3, 2010

MOMs Group...and another new recipe:)

I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.
3 John 1:4

I am so blessed to be part of a MOMs group that meets at our church every Tuesday morning. Together we are studying the book, Shepherding a Child's Heart. The book is great and has really given me a lot to think about. I come away each week refreshed and encouraged in my role as a mom. Not only is the study great, but I also enjoy the sweet time of fellowship. We share our hearts and then have the pleasure of praying and lifting each other up. We all have the deep desire and passion to grow in our love for the Lord and then to instill that love in our children.

Once a quarter our group gets to stay an enjoy a wonderful luncheon together.
It's just a special time to chat, relax, and eat some delicious food.
Everyone brings a yummy dish to share.

I made this Cinnamon Apple Cheese Cake

Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake Recipe

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Filling
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup thawed apple juice concentrate
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • Topping
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup thawed apple juice concentrate

  • In a small bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour, oats, walnuts and cinnamon until well blended. Press onto the bottom and 1-1/2 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan.
Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 325° for 10 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack.
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in milk and juice concentrate until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined (batter will be thin). Pour into crust.
Return pan to baking sheet. Bake at 325° 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.

In a large skillet, cook and stir apples in butter over medium heat until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Cool to room temperature. Arrange over cheesecake.
In a small saucepan, combine the cornstarch, cinnamon and juice concentrate until smooth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Immediately brush over apples. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until chilled.



Sarah said...

so YOU'RE the one who made this! sandy and i were on a hunt to find the creator - sssoooo yuummmmyyy!

Lori said...

I've been reading your blog for awhile now and just love it! I think I found it from Kelly's Korner-I don't even remember. I just think your family is adorable and I've gotten some great recipes and ideas from you. You are always so positive and I know some days can't be easy with all your little ones! I know your joy and strength comes from the Lord and it is very evident in your posts. I'm also a stay-at-home mom of 2 boys and a princess but they are now 14, 11 and 5 and all in school so I'm in a little different season than you. Your posts remind me so much of our life a few short years ago. Thanks again for your fun and refreshing blog. May God continue to bless you!

Kelli said...

I found your blog from Kelly's Korner and have been reading it for awhile now. I think your family is adorable! I also have 3 boys (5, 3, & 1) and hope someday for a little girl to join our house. My Mom's group meets on Monday mornings and I don't know what I would do without those ladies. We read the book "Shepherding a child's heart" last fall and I loved that too. It is so fun & comforting to know there are other ladies out there with a life so similar to mine.

Melanie said...

Jenny, thanks so much for sharing the sure was DELICIOUS!