Cream Cheese Caramel Walnut Apple Pie

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins

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!

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.
Most Helpful

4 5

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.

2 5

I loved the addition of the almond exract but the cream cheese was just too much. I think had it been either less or more of a cheesecake mixture that would have been better. I would also suggest baking the pie a bit longer. I also followed the suggestion of using brown sugar and extra extracts.

5 5

This was SOOOO GOOOOOD! This was also my first time making a pie and it was very easy. The only thing I changed was pecans instead of walnuts. I will definitely make this again for the holidays. I know everyone will love it.