Taffy-Apple Cheesecake Pie

Taffy-Apple Cheesecake Pie

Originally posted by: lindachicken__Oklahoma Pillsbury Best of the Bake-Off
This is just an outstanding pie, if you haven't tried it you are really missing something!
2 Tablespoon butter or margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
4 medium apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced, (about 5 cups - we use Granny Smith)
21 Kraft caramels, unwrapped
1/4 cup half-and-half
1 (8 ounce) pkg cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg

For Crust:
1 refrigerated pie crust(from 15 ounce package)

1/2 c milk chocolate chips, finely chopped
3/4 c pecans, finely chopped

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1(8oz) Cool Whip, thawed

In large skillet over med-high heat, melt butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar, stirring constantly.
Add apples, cook and stir 12-15 minutes or until apples are caramel in color and tender.
Set aside.
In top of double boiler or in medium heavy saucepan over low heat, melt caramels with half-and-half until mixture is smooth, stirring frequently.
Keep warm.

In small bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup brown sugar until light and fluffy.
Add 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, vanilla and egg; beat until blended.
Prepare pie crust according to package directions for one-crust filled pie using 10-inch deep-dish pie pan or 9-inch springform pan.

Heat oven to 375 F.
Fold half of caramel mixture into cream cheese mixture.
Add apple mixture to remaining caramel mixture; mix well.
Spoon apple caramel mixture into crust-lined pan.
In small bowl, combine topping ingredients; reserve 2 Tablespoons mixture.
Sprinkle remaining topping over apple mixture.
Top with caramel cream cheese mixture.
Bake for 35-45 minutes or until deep golden brown and filling is set.
Cool completely.
Refrigerate 30 minutes or until cold.
Fold 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice into whipped topping.
Pipe or spoon mixture onto pie, sprinkle with 2 Tablespoon reserved topping.
Store in refrigerator.

Posted By: HDMac
Date: Wednesday, 11 October 2006, at 3:45 pm
Not tried and true by me but this friend always makes nummy things!


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