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Maple and Cream Cheese squares

Dairy Farmers of Canada
  • Course Desserts & Sweets
  • Prep. Time 25 mins
  • Cooking Time 30 - 40 mins
  • Yields 12 to 16 Servings


3/4 cup (180 mL) unbleached flour
1/4 cup (60 mL) butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup (60 mL) brown sugar
1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking powder
3 tbsp (45 mL) milk
8 oz (240 g) Canadian Cream Cheese, softened
1 egg
1 cup (250 mL) maple syrup
1 apple, finely diced

1/4 cup (60 mL) unbleached flour
1/4 cup (60 mL) butter , at room temperature
1/4 cup (60 mL) brown sugar
1/2 cup (125 mL) rolled oats

Cream cheese does not go through the pressing stage of cheesemaking, which is common for fresh cheese.

Watch a video about Canadian fresh cheeses.


Preheat oven to 375oF (190oC).

Mix flour with butter, brown sugar and baking powder until smooth.

Stir in milk and spread mixture out along bottom of a square 8” or 9” (20 cm or 22 cm) baking pan.

Whip Cream Cheese along with egg and maple syrup. Pour into pan over crust and top with diced apple.

In a bowl, stir together all ingredients for topping until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Spread over the Cream Cheese mixture in pan.

Bake in the oven for 30–40 minutes or until top is golden brown. Let cool and serve.


You can also stuff hollowed-out apple halves with the Cream Cheese mixture and garnish with the topping. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

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Nutritional Info

Per serving
Energy: 232 Calories
Protein: 3 g
Carbohydrate: 29 g
Fat: 12 g
Fibre: 1 g
Sodium: 91 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

Nutrient % DV*
Calcium: 6 % / 66 mg
Riboflavin: 21 %
Vitamin A: 11 %
Folate: 10 %
Thiamin: 9 %

*percentage of daily value

*Note: The daily value (DV) is established by Health Canada and corresponds to the daily quantity recommended for each nutrient. The percentage of the daily value (% DV) indicates the proportion of the nutrient provided by a serving of the recipe, in comparison with the quantity recommended.

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