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Cream Cheese Apple Pie
 
This is one of the recipes that has been provided by Shirley Cline from San Fransisco. Shirley said:

"This recipe was the first place winner in the Georgia Apple Festival: Shelby Thomas".

Ingredients

Two 9 inch pie shells (unbaked)
One 8 oz. package cream cheese
1/2 cup caramel ice cream toping
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tblsp. all purpose flour
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. salt
1 egg
4 cups chopped Granny Smith or other tart apples

Topping:
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup chopped pecans

Method

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line two 9 inch pans with the pie pastry.

In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, caramel topping, sugar, flour, cinnamon, vanilla and salt and beat until a smooth batter is formed. Add the egg and beat until well mixed. Add the apples and stir with a wooden spoon until well mixed. Pour the mixture into the pastry-lined pans, dividing evenly. 

Bake the pies for 20 minutes. Reduce the oven heat to 350 degrees and bake for 10 minutes.

While the pies are baking, make the topping. Combine the sugar, flour and butter in a shallow bowl. With a pastry blender or two knives, cut the ingredients together until crumbly. Stir in the pecans. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the pies and continue to bake for 15-20 minutes until golden; cool slightly. 

To serve, cut the pies into wedges.

Makes two 9 inch pies

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