Old Fashioned Apple Pie with Cheese Sauce
|Home made pie crust (top and bottom)|
|1/2 cup of golden or dark raisins|
|6 to 8 tart apples, peeled and cut into 2 inch slices|
|1/2 tsp grated lemon zest|
|1 tsp lemon juice|
|3/4 cup sugar|
|2 tbs flour|
|1 tsp ground nutmeg|
|1 tsp cinnamon|
|Dash of salt|
|Cheese topping (recipe to follow)|
|1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese|
|3 oz cream cheese, room temperature|
|2 tbs milk|
This is a first rate apple pie that is sweet but not too sweet, juicy but not too juicy. Combined with a flaky crust and a delicious creamy cheese topping. Makes 1 pie.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Line a 9 inch pie pan with pie crust.
- Pour boiling water over raisins and let stand for 5 minutes. Drain.
- Toss apples with lemon peel, juice and drained raisins.
- Combine sugar, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt and mix with apples.
- Turn apples into the lined pastry crust.
- Place top crust over apples, seal and flute the edges.
- Cut slits in top crust for escape of steam.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 60 minutes or till done.
- Cover edges with foil after 15 minutes to prevent over browning.
- To make the cheese topping, combine the cheeses and milk and beat until fluffy smooth.
- Serve warm with cheese topping.