My daughter and I are experienced bakers and we found this recipe a challenge. As others have noted, the dough was stiff and hard to work with. We did a free form pie on the baking sheet and presentation wise it would win no blue ribbons, the juice all ran out. 30 minutes is not enough time for the fruit to bake properly, we had to bake it at least an extra 30 minutes or so with butter dotting the fruit and a tent of aluminum foil. The flavors on the fruit were great, but the dough was tough and bland. However the saving grace was topping it with Haagen Daaz Vanilla Ice Cream, so it wasn't a complete loss. If we made this one again we would use another tried and tested cream cheese dough recipe, slice the apples and pears thinner, put in a pie pan and bake longer. Oh, and the apricot jam? It gave the dough some sweetness but otherwise, I wouldn't bother with it.
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My daughter and I are experienced bakers and we found this recipe a challenge. As others have...