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Old Fashioned Apple Cream Pie Recipe

Old Fashioned Apple Cream Pie

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"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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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch pie Change Servings


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. In a small saucepan, heat preserves until runny. Using a pastry brush, lightly coat apples. Refrigerate pie for at least 1 hour before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 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!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 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.

Jun 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!!!!

Oct 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.

Sep 19, 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!

Nov 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!

Nov 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.

Nov 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. :)


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  • Calories
  • 367 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.6 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 21.8 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 426 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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