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Fall is HERE!  That means fall foods are in full cinnamony, apple, pumpkin-filled swing, and I’m ready for the ride!  I LOVE the Fall and every potentially annoying thing that goes along with it, such as cinnamony, apple, pumpkin-filled everything..haha!

~After one taste of this recipe, you’ll be on board too, if you’re not already.  I’m desperately trying to gather my thoughts to form the adequate words that will do these gooey Apple Cider Bars justice.

If you can’t tell by looking at them, these are super moist, dense and completely unique!  The Apple Cider flavor is suspended between sweet, almost wet with flavor, cider cake that will melt in your mouth!  You’ll never want Summer to come back again..lol!

~Make a batch of these as a holiday/hostess gift,  a holiday bake-sale, or simply to enjoy with a hot cup of tea on a cool day.

What you’ll need:

1 box yellow/butter cake mix

8 Tablespoons butter, melted

1 egg

1 tsp. Nutmeg

GOOEY LAYER:
8 oz. cream cheese, softened

2 eggs, beaten

16 oz. powdered sugar

APPLE CIDER GLAZE:

1 cup powdered sugar

approx. 2-4 tbsp. of Apple Cider..use as much as you need to get your desired glaze thickness!

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, combine cake mix, melted butter, nutmeg and egg. Mix until smooth and well combined…


Pat and press dough evenly over the bottom of a greased 9×13 baking pan. Set aside…


In a separate large bowl, beat and cream the cream cheese. Add the eggs one at at time and beat until smooth for a minute or two…

Add powdered sugar and continue to beat until well combined.
Pour over crust and sprinkle it with some more Nutmeg or Cinnamon…

Bake at 350 degrees F for about 25-30 minutes or until done. Do not over bake.

While it’s baking, make the Apple Cider Glaze.  Simply combine the powdered sugar with the apple cider until it’s a thickness you like.

When done, remove from oven and let cool completely before topping it with the glaze…

Let the glaze set up..if you can, for a few minutes…

NOW~  you may cut them into squares, drizzle them with some extra glaze if you’d like to…

AND dig the heck in!  ~Enjoy!  🙂

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