i took the plunge and threw calorie watching to the wind! i added a little extra syrup to the strained apples as they weren't very sweet and neither was the cream cheese. glad i did so but the apples still exuded so much juice there was a lot of liquid kicking around. next time i think i'll mix the apples and cream cheese before dumping in pastry or add a bit of corn starch to the apples but this was still a sinfully delicious pie i cut into 8 instead of 6 due to richness. will make again but not soon for calorie factor. btw, low fat cream cheese works just as well.