APPLICIOUS CREAM CHEESE PIE

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon zest
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 7 cups granny smith apples, peeled and sliced
  • CRUST
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold unsalted butter, cut in 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup cold vegetable shortening, cut in 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 5 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 egg white
  • cinnamon sugar, to taste

Directions

  • Combine flour, sugar and salt in mixing bowl.
  • Cut in the butter with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • Then, then cut in the shortening until it is the size of small peas.
  • Stir in the grated cheese.
  • Add the water, 1 Tablespoon at a time, mixing lightly with a fork.
  • Use just enough water to make a dough which clings together.
  • Shape dough into two equal size firm balls with hands.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until well chilled, at least one hour.
  • Roll out half of dough on a lightly floured surface.
  • Fit into 9-inch pie plate. Trim pastry at edges of plate with a little overhang.
  • Mix together softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, egg and 2 teaspoons lemon juice.
  • Spread in the bottom of pastry-lined pie plate.
  • In a large bowl combine remaining ingredients except apples; mix well.
  • Add apples, tossing lightly to coat with sugar mixture.
  • Fill pastry-lined pie plate with fruit mixture. Dot with butter.
  • Roll out remaining dough and place over top of filling.
  • Seal and flute edges; cut vents.
  • Decorate top with leftover pastry scraps, if desired.
  • Brush top with egg white.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  • Bake on bottom oven rack at 450°F for 10 minutes; reduce heat to 350°F and continue baking for 40-50 minutes or until pastry is golden and fruit is tender.
  • 8-10
  • servings
  • time to make 1¼ hours 40 min prep

Notes

Categories: Dessert  Pie 

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