This is a super easy pie recipe and has been described by many who eat it as the best pie they have ever tasted.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9-inch pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Crust:
Filling:
Topping:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

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  • Mix butter, 1/3 cup sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in a bowl. Stir flour into mixture to make a workable dough. You might not need all the flour. Press the crust into a 9-inch pie dish.

  • Mix cream cheese with egg, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract in a bowl. Pour cream cheese mixture into pie crust. Toss sliced apples with 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon; top the cream cheese filling with the apple mixture. Sprinkle with sliced almonds.

  • Bake pie in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue baking until the filling is set, 20 to 25 more minutes. Cool before serving.

Nutrition Facts

411 calories; protein 5.5g 11% DV; carbohydrates 45.5g 15% DV; fat 23.7g 36% DV; cholesterol 84.6mg 28% DV; sodium 174.6mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2014
I used a store-bought graham cracker crust and a bit more cinnamon. I took this cheesecake to my job and it was devoured in short order. I have since received several requests to bring in another one! Great recipe!! I am making this again for Christmas. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/30/2015
We followed the recipe to the t and I can tell something was off. Did not come out like a apple cheesecake pie. It actually came out more like a cobbler. I believe the measurement for the whole 1 Tablespoon is wrong in the cream cheese mix. Would not recommend. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2014
I used a store-bought graham cracker crust and a bit more cinnamon. I took this cheesecake to my job and it was devoured in short order. I have since received several requests to bring in another one! Great recipe!! I am making this again for Christmas. Read More
(6)
Rating: 2 stars
09/30/2015
We followed the recipe to the t and I can tell something was off. Did not come out like a apple cheesecake pie. It actually came out more like a cobbler. I believe the measurement for the whole 1 Tablespoon is wrong in the cream cheese mix. Would not recommend. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2016
This is such a great dessert. It's as easy to make as it is delicious. I made the crust and filling in the food processor next time I'll put in the slicing disc to cut the apples instead of hand-chopping them. I changed the spice a bit my husband doesn't like too much cinnamon so I used only a tablespoon and some freshly grated nutmeg. I made this for Easter as the dessert to go with a pork rib dinner--everyone loved it. My husband said it's a 'Make Again' and make it again I will. This would be nice to take to any party or get together. Yum. Yum. Yum. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2018
I followed the receipt exactly except discovered the sugar for the cream cheese sitting on my counter after I'd put the pie in the oven and it was still delicious. I drizzled caramel over the top. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2019
Great pie. Not quite a cheesecake. Not quite an apple pie. But very delicious! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2020
Looks and smells delicious, but the cream cheese filling is way too watery. Probably should have only used the yolk cause I'm even scared to cut this pie: seems more like a lava cake. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2016
First thing's first: I altered this recipe. I didn't use regular all-purpose flour because I didn't have it on-hand. Instead I used whole wheat flour. Since it's more dense I figured I'd use less for the crust. I ended up using nearly 4 cups before I got a workable dough. The dough itself doesn't really seem like a dough at all- just butter and flour. I didn't have a pie tin either- I used a jumbo-cupcake tin and made six small cheesecakes instead. It worked out fine. For the topping I used Michigan apples and only 1 tablespoon of cinnamon (I love cinnamon just misread the recipe). I ended up having so many apple slices left over I could have made another six cheesecakes. I would recommend getting an apple slicer or having a buddy to help you slice the apples that process took me about an hour in itself (I also did everything by hand- coring slicing etc. and I made the slices super thin). I didn't peel the apples but I partially wish I did for aesthetic purposes/I'm not a fan of the skin. If I were to make this again I'd also make a streusel and really make it more like an apple pie. Next time I'm definitely looking for regular flour. The crust came out bland and tough. Also perhaps longer cooking time or more time to cool (I rushed and dug into it before it was completely cool) as it fell apart completely and the filling didn't seem entirely done. Otherwise it was delicious. I'm definitely making it again- I have to I have so many apples left over! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2020
Yummy! I made it with 16 oz of cream cheese and a store bought deep dish pie crust. Glad I got the deep dish! I let it sit overnight in the fridge to firm up. And served with vanilla ice cream. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2018
This yummy dessert will please both the pie lover and the cheesecake lover. I made apple roses just to jazz it up a bit. I simply microwaved the apple slices for 60 seconds laid out several in a row sprinkled with the cinnamon sugar and rolled them up. It was time consuming making the roses but sprinkled with a little powdered sugar I loved the result. Read More