Apple-Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Apple-Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Take a coffee cake break! This tempting coffee cake is filled with cream cheese and topped with apples, cinnamon and walnuts.

1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese
1/4 cup butter or margarine (firm)
2 cups bisquick mix
1/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 can (21 ounces) apple pie filling
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Cream Cheese Filling (See Below)
  1.  Heat oven to 425ºF. Lightly grease cookie sheet. Cut cream cheese and butter into bisquick. Stir in milk. Turn dough onto surface well dusted with Bisquick; roll in Bisquick to coat. Knead 8 to 10 times. 
    
  2.  Roll dough into rectangle, 12x8 inches. Place on cookie sheet. Spread Cream Cheese Filling down center of rectangle. Make cuts, 2 1/2 inches long, at 1-inch intervals on 12-inch sides of rectangle. Fold strips over filling, overlapping strips. Mix sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over top.
    
  3.  Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden; cool 10 minutes. Carefully place on wire rack; cool completely. Spoon pie filling down center of coffee cake. Sprinkle with walnuts. Refrigerate any remaining coffee cake.
    

Cream Cheese Filling

1	package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened		
1/3	cup sugar		
1	teaspoon grated lemon peel		
2	teaspoons lemon juice	

1.  	Beat all ingredients on medium speed until smooth.