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Quick Apple Cream Pie Recipe

Quick Apple Cream Pie Recipe

Arranging Apple slices in a pretty design gives this pie the appearance of a fancy tart. Its rich custard-like filling has an elegant flavor but is easy to prepare. The recipe was passed down by my grandmother, whose love of cooking I've inherited.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups cold milk, divided
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves or strawberry jelly, melted

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, saute apples, sugar and lemon juice in butter until apples are tender. Cool.
  • 2. In a bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth; gradually beat in 1 cup milk, dry pudding mix and lemon peel. Add remaining milk; beat until thickened. Spread into pastry shell. Arrange apples over filling. Brush with preserves. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. Brush with additional preserves if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.