Rating: 4.23 stars
31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

A rich custard-like filling. The combined flavor of apples and cream cheese is mouthwatering. Strawberry jelly may be used in place of apricot preserves.

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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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  • Place sliced apples in a large bowl and toss with sugar and lemon juice. Melt butter or margarine in a large skillet over medium heat. Add apples to skillet and saute until tender. Allow to cool.

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  • In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in 1 cup milk, pudding mix, and lemon rind. Add remaining 1/2 cup milk, and beat until smooth. Spread mixture into pastry shell. Arrange apples over cream cheese layer.

  • In a small saucepan, heat preserves until runny. Using a pastry brush, lightly coat apples. Refrigerate pie for at least 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

367 calories; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 40.6g; fat 21.8g; cholesterol 49.7mg; sodium 425.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (33)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2003
I made this recipe tonight but I wasn't really in the mood for anything lemony or apricot-y so I fiddled with the ingredients a bit and OMG it turned out sooooo awesome! I used the pre-baked pie shell and made the cream cheese filling but I omitted the lemon rind and added 1 tsp. of maple extract to the filling. Next I sauteed the apples as in the recipe but I omitted the lemon juice and added 1 tsp. cinnamon instead. I also omitted the preserves and made a baked streusel topping that I sprinkled on top of the apples. Everyone loved it even my extra-picky son!! I'm running long here so I'm going to write down exactly what I did including the streusel topping recipe and post it to this website under the heading "Maple Crunch Cream Pie". Thanks for the great recipe Karen!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/25/2006
This was good and tasted surprisingly different than what you expect from apple pie. I couldn't figure out if I liked the apple layer or the cream layer better so I just kept eating it. Advice: Let the cream cheese AND the milk come to room temperature for much easier blending. The first time I made this the cream cheese refused to blend smoothly with the cold milk and I nearly whisked my arm off. Read More
(3)
31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2003
I made this recipe tonight but I wasn't really in the mood for anything lemony or apricot-y so I fiddled with the ingredients a bit and OMG it turned out sooooo awesome! I used the pre-baked pie shell and made the cream cheese filling but I omitted the lemon rind and added 1 tsp. of maple extract to the filling. Next I sauteed the apples as in the recipe but I omitted the lemon juice and added 1 tsp. cinnamon instead. I also omitted the preserves and made a baked streusel topping that I sprinkled on top of the apples. Everyone loved it even my extra-picky son!! I'm running long here so I'm going to write down exactly what I did including the streusel topping recipe and post it to this website under the heading "Maple Crunch Cream Pie". Thanks for the great recipe Karen!! Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2005
This was a wonderful wonderful pie. My family loved it!!!! I tweaked the recipe just a little bit (even when i resolve not to i still do) I added a bit of cinnimon and vanilla to the apples. Not enough to overpower. It tasted really good with the lemon. And I left the lemon zest out. Only because I didn't have any. GREAT RECIPE!!!! Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
10/12/2006
This is really good but you have to know that the cream part is quite lemony. I took a previous reviewer's advice and added some cinnamon but probably should have added more. Also I used more apples than it called for and that worked out well. I made a plain regular pie crust but next time I would use something that added more flavor and crunch like a crust made from vanilla wafers or graham crackers. If you don't like lemon just skip the zest. You might consider using a little almond extract if you wanted a different flavor in the cream part or possibly some apple pie spice if you wanted a stronger flavor from the apples. I will make this again but I'll call it "Apple-Lemon Cream Pie" just so people aren't wondering why it tastes more like lemon than apples. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/20/2008
This is really good - interesting. It tastes more how it looks than sounds but lighter than it looks. I expected it to be denser and richer but its very creamy and fresh-tasting. Like others I could go for a few more apples - I used 3 large and would probably up it to 4. A nice dessert after a heavy dinner. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2010
I made this on a cookie sheet doubled the recipe used 5 mac apples adjusted baking time a little ( thinner pie) It turned out amazing....had to share the recipe...thanks sooooo much for this one! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2005
Very good. I think it needs more apple topping so next time I will use 5 cups of apples instead of 4. Thanks for sharing this very nice recipe.:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2007
I love this pie! It was simple fast and delicious. I left out the lemon juice and zest and I added a little bit of heavy cream. Added some vanilla to the apples and cooked until they were tender. The apricot glaze on the apples really complimented the pie. My family polished this one off in just one day! Will definitely be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2004
The pie was amazing! I followed the directions almost exactly except that I used ready-made graham cracker pie shell. Thanks for the recipe Karen! I will definitely bake it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2005
I went to visit my moms house for thr first time with my soon to be husband. I had to bring something special as well as good can get! This was perfect!! Everyone had seconds!!!! Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
12/25/2006
This was good and tasted surprisingly different than what you expect from apple pie. I couldn't figure out if I liked the apple layer or the cream layer better so I just kept eating it. Advice: Let the cream cheese AND the milk come to room temperature for much easier blending. The first time I made this the cream cheese refused to blend smoothly with the cold milk and I nearly whisked my arm off. Read More
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