Cream Cheese Caramel Walnut Apple Pie

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Steve P.

This is a double crusted apple pie with a bottom layer of cream cheese and a thin layer of caramel over the apple filling. Absolutely marvelous flavor!

Top Review by annlouise

My initial review would be 2 stars, but that may just be my results based on loose measuring and having very, very tart apples to begin with. I do think the walnuts overwhelmed the apple and cream cheese, instead of complementing; I may try this again with pecans. I did not use the full amount of cream cheese, as 12 oz sounded like an awful lot to me; I used about 6 oz and that seemed plenty. I also used brown sugar, but may try going 1/2 and 1/2 on that next time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 deep dish pie shells
  • 34 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 12 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 6 cups thinly sliced apples (peeled)
  • 12 cup chopped walnuts
  • 12 cup caramel topping
  • 1 (16 ounce) containerwhipped dessert topping (optional) or 1 (16 ounce) container whipped cream (optional)
  • 2 (6 ounce) packagessoftened cream cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven and a cookie sheet to 400ºF.
  2. Stir together the sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon.
  3. Toss with the apples, vanilla and almond extract in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Press softened cream cheese into bottom of the pie shell.
  5. Pour the apple mixture into the unbaked pie shell.
  6. Drizzle the caramel topping over the top.
  7. Sprinkle with walnuts.
  8. Place the top crust over this and flute the edges.
  9. Cut slits in the top crust or poke with a fork to allow steam to escape.
  10. Sprinkle with sugar,and place on the preheated cookie sheet.
  11. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, until golden brown.
  12. Cover edges with foil to prevent them from burning.
  13. Cool for at least 1 hour before slicing.
  14. Serve with whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream and coffee.

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