Monday, November 17, 2008

Apple Cream Pie (No-Bake)


This is a favorite No-Bake pie of mine and my kids. The combination of the cream cheese with apples gives this pie a light refreshing flavor! It is so simple anyone can do it, promise!

1 graham cracker pie crust
4-5 medium apples
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
2 Tbsp lemon juice (I just squeezed the juice from half of a good sized lemon)
1/4 C Butter (1/2 stick)
1 - 8oz cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 C milk
1 pkg (3.5 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
1/4 C raspberry or strawberry preserves

Core, peel and slice apples into thin slices; set aside. In skillet melt margarine with sugar and lemon juice over MED heat; stir often to dissolve sugar. Place slices in pan, and stir often. Cook apples till tender, about 10-15 min. Let cool. In mixing bowl beat cream cheese till fluffy. Gradually add milk 1/2 C at a time and continue beating till smooth. Try to get as many lumps out as possible. Add in pudding mix and beat well. Pour cream mixture into pie crust. Then starting on the outside edge of the pie, arrange apple slices. I like to overlap the apples, making a pretty pinwheel design as you get closer to the center. Melt the preserves in the microwave and brush entire top of pie. Refrigerate 1 hour or until ready to serve.

Note: The original recipe called for apricot preserves, which will work just fine. We prefer the flavor or the berry, plus it is so much prettier for the holidays. Oh, and if you don't have a graham cracker pie crust, you can use a pre-baked regular pie shell too.

2 comments:

  1. We want to know why you didn't make another one just for the picture?

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