Desserts

French Apple Pie with Cream Cheese Topping
french apple pie

Take a delicious French apple pie and gild the lily by topping it with a cream cheese layer!
Serves 8.

 

1/4 cup butter, softened                                         2 1/2 cups diced apples, peeled
1 cup white sugar                                                     1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 egg                                                                           2 tbsp. hot water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon                               Frosting
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg                                   3 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon baking soda                                         3 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
1 cup all-purpose flour                                          1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped walnuts                                     1 1/2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9-inch pie pan.

2. Combine 1/4 cup butter, white sugar, egg, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, soda, flour, nuts, apples, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and hot water in the order given.  (Batter will be thick).  Pour into pie pan.

3.  Bake for 45 minutes.

Frosting – Mix cream cheese, 3 tbsp. butter, 1/2 tsp. vanilla and sifted confectioners’ sugar.  Beat until smooth.

4.  Pour over baked pie, served hot or warm.  Pie can also be refrigerated to let the cream cheese topping set for a nice cold dessert.


Delicious Cinnamon Baked Apples
Delicious and easy dessert with the comforting flavors of cinnamon and sugar.

Baked apples

1 tsp. butter
2 tbsp. brown sugar
3 tsp. sugar
3 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
6 large apples – peeled, cored and sliced
3 1/2 tsp. water

DIRECTIONS:

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a large baking dish with the butter.

2.  Mix brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small bowl.  Layer about 1/3 of the apples in the prepared backing dish, sprinkle with 1/3 of the sugar mixture.  Repeat layers twice more.

3.  Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.  Pour water over apples and continue baking until tender, about 15 minutes more.