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French Apple Cream Pie

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“This is an unusual dessert that's like a traditional baked apple pie, but the only baking is for the cheesecake topping. Not what you would expect, but very tasty. We got this at a recipe shower when we were first married and it's become a family favorite.”
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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel and core apples.
  2. Slice apples 1/2" thick to make 4 cups.
  3. In 3 quart saucepan combine 1/2 t Orange peel, orange juice, butter, 2/3 C sugar and spices.
  4. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  5. Add apples,and cook until translucent.
  6. Blend water and cornstatch and add to apples.
  7. Cook until boils and thickens.
  8. Remove from heat, add lemon juice and cool.
  9. Whip cream cheese until fluffy and gradually beat in 1/3 C sugar and remaining orange peel.
  10. Beat in the egg.
  11. Turn cooled filling into baked crust.
  12. Spoon whipped cheese mixture evenly over the top.
  13. Sprinkle almonds and coconut over cheese.
  14. Bake @350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until set and lightly browned.
  15. Cool and Chill before serving.

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