Creamy Apple Pie

Layers of apples and mascarpone cheese top a granola bar crust in this unique dessert recipe.

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Makes:
8 servings
Prep:
1 hr
Bake:
10 mins 350°F
Cool:
15 mins
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Creamy Apple Pie

Ingredients
 
Nonstick cooking spray
2
cups finely crushed crunchy oat and honey granola bars (about 12 bars)
1
cup flaked coconut
1/4
2
tablespoons butter
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
7
large cooking apples, peeled, cored and cut into thick slices (about 3-1/2 lb.)
1
8 ounce carton mascarpone cheese or one 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
2
tablespoons amaretto or 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1
cup whipping cream

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Coat a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray.
  2. Combine crushed bars, coconut, and 1/4 cup butter. Press on bottom and up sides of pie plate. Bake 10 minutes. Cool. In very large skillet melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Stir in apples. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 25 minutes or until apples are very tender; stir occasionally.
  3. Cool 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in large bowl beat cheese, granulated sugar, and amaretto with electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds or until light and fluffy. In medium bowl beat whipping cream on medium speed until soft peaks form; beat into mascarpone mixture on low speed until combined. Layer half of the apple mixture in piecrust. Spread half of the cheese-whipped cream mixture atop the apples. Layer remaining apple mixture atop cheese-whipped cream mixture. Spread with remaining cheese-whipped cream mixture. Cover loosely and chill at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Creamy Apple Pie)
    Per serving:
  • 698 kcal cal.,
  • 43 g fat
  • (24 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 11 g monounsatured fat),
  • 101 mg chol.,
  • 265 mg sodium,
  • 77 g carb.,
  • 7 g fiber,
  • 54 g sugar,
  • 11 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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