Take a delicious French apple pie and gild the lily by topping it with a cream cheese layer!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch pie pan.

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  • Combine 1/4 cup butter, white sugar, egg, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, soda, flour, nuts, apples, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and hot water in the order given. (Batter will be thick). Pour into pie pan.

  • Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Serve with cream cheese frosting. To make frosting: mix cream cheese, 3 tablespoons butter, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and sifted confectioners' sugar. Beat until smooth. Can serve hot or warm. Also, can refrigerate and let cream cheese topping set up for a cold dessert.

Nutrition Facts

453.3 calories; 4.6 g protein; 67.6 g carbohydrates; 61.6 mg cholesterol; 313 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2003
THE ONLY ITEM I WOULD ADD IS A 1/2 CUP OF RAISINS WHICH WOULD REALLY MADE IT LIKE THE OLD FASHIONED FRENCH APPLE PIE.IT IS TRUELY DELICIOUS WHITH THE RAISINS AND I WOULD DEEPLY SUGGEST TO TRY IT THAT WAY. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/12/2009
didn't have a chance to make the topping. The pie/cake was so bad. Read More
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87 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 59
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2003
THE ONLY ITEM I WOULD ADD IS A 1/2 CUP OF RAISINS WHICH WOULD REALLY MADE IT LIKE THE OLD FASHIONED FRENCH APPLE PIE.IT IS TRUELY DELICIOUS WHITH THE RAISINS AND I WOULD DEEPLY SUGGEST TO TRY IT THAT WAY. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2007
I found this recipe as a newly wed and five years later I'm still making it. I do make one change. I more than double the apples called for and then bake it for 60 minutes. This makes it a bit less cake like but still retains the flavor of the original recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2003
I must say this is a quick easy and very yummy recipe. I made them into muffins and they were great. I then tried the tiny muffin tins for a bite-sized dessert for entertaining and they were a hit. If you use the small muffin tins remember to dice the apples a bit smaller. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2004
This pie is more like a cake but what a surprise to your guests when they cut into it! My pie was a huge hit mainly with me because it was easy and great. One tip the batter is really thick so I washed my hands took my ring off and mixed it with my hands without the apples. After it was well mixed I then washed my hands put my ring on so I wouldn't forget it and added the apples. Then mixed with a large spatula. By the way I used the apple peeler corer slicer and it made the apples the perfect size. Don't you just love this site? Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2005
Not very good warm but pretty good after it was in the fridge overnight. I think 45 min might be a little too long in the oven because the edges are kind of tough compared to the rest of it so if I make it agian I'll try 35 or 40 min instead. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2005
Holly thank you so so much for this recipe. Not only is it very easy to make it is absoultly delicious. Wouldn't change a thing this recipe is just amazing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2003
I first made this for a Teacher Appreciation Luncheon. I had to make copies of the receipe it was a hugh success!! Over the last few weeks I have made about 6 of these. My five year old loves to help with it. It only takes about 15-20 minuets to prepare it. Excellent. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2007
This isn't a traditional American Apple pie. But it was delicious! A very rich moist yummy apple cake. And the cream cheese topping....couldn't have been any better! Thanks Holly for this French take on apple pie! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2004
Very moist and tasty I added raisins (about a 1/2 cup). It was very good with the cream cheese frosting but for a variation will try leaving off the frosting and serving with whipped cream next time. Think it would be great. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/12/2009
didn't have a chance to make the topping. The pie/cake was so bad. Read More
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