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N1959 Kroncke Road
Poynette, WI 53955

Take Hwy 51 North from Madison, go straight onto Hwy 22, turn east (right) onto Hwy 60 almost immediately. Drive 2 miles and go North (left) onto Kroncke Road. We're just over a mile on the left-hand side.

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Caramel Apple Cheesecake

This cheesecake is rich and creamy, but the real showstopper is the caramel apple topping. If it weren't for my naked cheesecake that needed its topping to be presentable for the office potluck, I might have given in to the temptation to eat the entire pan of apples in warm caramel sauce. 
Caramel Apple Cheesecake

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 Tbsp. egg white
1 Tbsp. water

1 3/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup light sour cream
3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
24 oz. cream cheese, softened
4 large eggs

1/3 cup sugar
3 Tbsp. water
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. half-and-half
1 3/4 cups thinly sliced peeled apple
Dash of nutmeg

Preheat oven to 400ºF. To prepare crust, combine the crust ingredients together, and toss with a fork until moist. Press mixture lightly into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray. Bake for 6 minutes. Remove from the oven, and cool on a wire rack. Once cooled, wrap the outside of the pan with a double layer of foil. Reduce the oven temperature to 325ºF.

Combine cheesecake ingredients, except for the eggs, together in a food processor until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, and process until blended. Pour cheesecake into prepared pan. Place springform pan in a large roasting pan. Add hot water to the roasting pan to a depth of 1 inch.

Bake for one hour or until cheesecake center barely moves when the pan is touched. Remove from the oven, and let stand in the water bath 10 minutes. Run a knife around the outside edge of the cheesecake. Remove from the water bath, and cool on a wire rack to room temperature. Cover, and chill at least 8 hours.

To prepare topping, combine sugar, water and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Cook on medium-high heat until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently. Cook 4 minutes or until golden without stirring. Remove from heat. Add butter, and gently stir until butter melts. Stir in half-and-half. Cool slightly.

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add apple to pan, and saute 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in sugar mixture and nutmeg. Serve topping with cheesecake. Makes 16 servings.
Sunday, January 8, 2012

Interesting find on ‘Pip’

My dad discovered interesting about what Pip (aka what we call our youngest daughter, Persimoni) means while working on a crossword puzzle the other day.  I had to go to dictionary.com to see if it was true:




a small seed, especially of a fleshy fruit, as an apple or orange.

And sure enough – Pip is part of an apple!  Too ironic!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone!


I hope you all have had an enjoyable holiday season.  We had a very nice Christmas and the girls were really excited about seeing all their family, opening presents, and of course, Santa.  055

Here is Cedi and Capri with four of their cousins – excited for the Packer’s to win that night!005And Pip discovered that opening the presents was easiest if she sucked the paper off.

I was so grateful that we weren’t sick during Christmas this year – but of course, the day after Christmas brought us to Urgent Care.

Cedi and Pip had Pink Eye.  The next day Mom and Capri also got pink eye.  I also developed a bad cold with a terrible sore throat.  I couldn’t handle it anymore so yesterday I went to urgent care and it turned out to be an ear infection!  Crazy!

Anyway, I think today we’re all finally on the mend and we plan on leaving our ‘cave’ and watching the Rose Bowl with some family and friends.

I have to tell you – the last two mornings we’ve had pancakes and french toast.  I did not put syrup on mine – instead I spread a nice coat of our ‘Spiced Cider Jelly’ on them.  Oh man – DELICIOUS!  It was so good!  I’m not even a pancake eater and I had two of them because the jelly was so good.  This fall we had one customer that called it his ‘Crack’.  He would come in and announce, “I’m here for my Crack.”  On busy days he would definitely turn some heads and I would have to assure everyone that he was talking about the Spice Cider Jelly.  Now – I can completely understand what he was talking about.  I know I tried it when we first made it and liked it but I think sometimes you need to be reminded of how amazing something is!

With that said – even though we are closed until next fall – if you need any canned goods, honey, or maple syrup – give us a call.  We can schedule an appointment to meet with you for pick up. 

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