Finer Things Friday: Cream Cheese Apple Pie

Look what I made yesterday!


Cream Cheese Apple Pie with Caramel Streusel Topping

Other than my chocolate chip cheesecake (that counts, right?) I haven’t made a pie forever. We were due for a special dessert, though, because my kids have been really good helpers lately. That’s how we celebrate around here. 😉

I would so love to share the recipe with all of you, but I kind of made it up as I went with what I had on hand.  So… enjoy the process and have fun creating your own!

  1. I had some homemade apple pie filling (3 cups, I think) from last summer’s bounty taking up space in my freezer.  (I know.  Tragic.)  That’s where I started.
  2. The filling seemed a little thin, and I knew it wouldn’t fill the pie plate, so I chopped and added two granny smith apples.
  3. Cream cheese is good in anything, right?  I had 1/2 of an opened 8 oz. package in the fridge, so I mixed it in.
  4. Also found about 1/4 cup of cream cheese apple dip in the fridge.  Added it.  You know, one of the football boys told me once that that dip would be good in an apple pie.  I should save a piece for him!
  5. One day right before Christmas Lance brought home an unopened container of store bought caramel topping that they didn’t use at a school party.  Hmmm… poured 1/2 of it over the top.
  6. I’m not real good with double crust fruit pies, probably because I’m way intimidated by my mom’s and my sister’s beautiful pies… so I avoid top crust.  Decided to go with a streusel topping instead.  Flour, sugar, cinnamon and cut in some butter.


There you have it!  Tonight I’m celebrating helpful children and a delicious pie made while cleaning out the fridge!  What Finer Things in Life are you celebrating today?  Link up and let us know.  Don’t have a blog?  Your Finer Things comments are always welcome!

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  1. You put cheese on your pie, I put cheese on my banana bread. Not ew. Not ew at ALL!

    p.s. Have they invented the scratch and sniff computer screen yet? Because I swear I can smell that bad boy right now. Mmmmmmm….

    p.p.s. I’m celebrating release from bloggity blah-blah block. AND banana bread! WITH CHEESE THANKYOUVERYMUCH!!! ” )

  2. It looks DIVINE! I’m sure my family would love it!

  3. I don’t even like pie and that looks great! Have a great weekend… we miss you. You must come next year!

  4. WOWSA! THis looks scrumptious!! I will definitely have to try this one!

  5. That looks amazing! I am going to have to give it a try sometime! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Oh my word, that looks absolutely to die for. Ah! I couldn’t make it because I would eat the whole thing myself!

  7. I just found your site through Sherry at Light unto My Path. You have a great site and I joined the Finer Things Carnival. I also linked to you. When you get a moment stop by my site and see if you might like to link to it. As am emptynest mom I write to encourage moms in the fine art of Christian mothering. Blessings.

  8. Dawn Parrott says:

    I was just wondering how fast you got the e coupons?

  9. That looks great! I can’t remember the last time I made a pie. Thanks for sharing! I’ll have to join you one Friday!

  10. Thank you for stopping by my site. And thanks for doing the Finer Things carnival. What a great idea. I will link in next week. Blessings as you walk with the Lord. May His favor rest on you.

  11. This is the first time I’ve been to your blog! Found you through crazy Carrie. Great site:-) I’m looking forward to browsing a bunch. Have a great day and enjoy the pie! Yum!


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