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Que Rica Vida – got apples?

Submitted by on November 10, 2010 – 1:32 pm4 Comments

I posted the other day about my Thanksgiving Placecards and how I had to “wound” some apples to make my table look awesome. (And it did. *blushes*)

But, what to do with all those apples?

I have a favorite recipe that I was going to share for a Crunch Top Apple Pie, but then I had a BIG THOUGHT.

As you know, Que Rica Vida sponsored both me and Carrie to go to the Blogalicious 2010 event in Miami last month. They also provided us with gorgeous I-love-you-more-than-I-love-myself iPads. (Thanks again, Que Rica Vida!)

They have just recently created a Que Rica Vida app for the iPad and were hoping we’d try it. (Umm…..YES!)

So, I grabbed my new do-you-know-how-much-I-love-you iPad and installed the QRV app.

And I did a quick search for “manzana.”

And to my everlasting delight, a plethora of apple recipes popped up.

I’m a totally visual being and as I started perusing the apple recipes, each one looked better than the last.

My eye finally landed on this baby:

Look at this recipe for the Apple Streusel Cheesecake (my best translation). It even has photos (without which I couldn’t function, but that’s not important right now) and there sits the all-my-dreams-have-come-true iPad giving me the baking directions, on my counter top, as I cook. Brilliant.

I have a stack of apples, so I plan on working my way down the “Manzana” search.

I may or may not have drooled on the did-I-tell-you-how-much-I-love-you iPad. =D

Buen Provecho!

This and many other recipes can also be found on the Que Rica Vida website.

Pastel de Queso Streusel de Manzana y Canela

  • Tiempo de Preparación: 20 minutos
  • Tiempo de principio a fin: 7 horas 25 minutos
  • Cantidad de porciones: 16 porciones


  • 1 taza de avena regular
  • 1 taza de harina multiusos Gold Medal®
  • 1/4 taza de azúcar morena
  • 1/3 taza de mantequilla o de margarina, derretida
  • 3 paquetes (8 oz cada uno) de queso crema, suavizado a temperatura ambiente
  • 1 lata (14 oz) de leche condensada 3 huevos
  • 3 huevos
  • 1 cucharadita de canela molida
  • 2 cucharaditas de vainilla
  • 1 lata (21 oz) de relleno para pay de manzana (Apple pie filling)

Modo de preparación:

  1. Precalienta el horno a 325°F. En un tazón chico, mezcla la avena, la harina, el azúcar morena y la mantequilla hasta que se desmoronen; reserva media taza para el glaseado. Presiona la mezcla de avena restante en el fondo de un molde desmontable para pastel, para horno, de 9 pulgadas, sin engrasar.
  2. En un tazón grande, bate el queso crema con la batidora eléctrica a velocidad media, hasta que esté homogéneo. Añade la leche, los huevos, la canela y la vainilla, raspando el tazón una vez, hasta que se mezclen bien. Vierte la mezcla sobre la corteza en el molde.
  3. Hornea de 55 a 65 minutos o hasta que esté firme. Enfría en una rejilla, aproximadamente 30 minutos.
  4. Mientras tanto, en una sartén con antiadherente o non-stick de 8 pulgadas, calienta la media taza de mezcla de avena que reservaste, a fuego medio bajo, de 2 a 3 minutos, revolviendo ocasionalmente, hasta que esté ligeramente tostada. Extiende el relleno para pie de manzana sobre el pastel de queso parcialmente frío. Espolvorea con la mezcla de avena tostada. Enfría una hora y media. Refrigera 4 horas o durante la noche. Pasa una espátula de metal a lo largo de los lados del pastel de queso para aflojarlo; retira el lado del molde. Guárdalo en el refrigerador.

Información Nutricional:

1 Porción:405 Calorías (205 Calorías de Grasa);Grasas 23g (Saturada 14g);Colesterol 110mg;Sodio 210mg;Proteína 9g;

% de Valores Diarios:Hierro 8%;

Opciones de Carbohidratos:3;

© 2010 ®/™ General Mills Todos Los Derechos Reservados

[In the interest of full disclosure: General Mills and Que Rica Vida provided us with the iPad, but we were not compensated for this post. We just happen to think they're uber-cool. Thanks again, GM and QRV!]

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