Thursday, January 1, 2015

Apple Cream Pie

Happy New Year!  Best wishes to you and yours for a fantastic 2015.  

Today's recipe is another wonderful dessert from my sister's kitchen in Anchorage, Alaska.  Sweet apples baked in a pillowy cream - Apple Cream Pie

This pretty dessert is simple to make and sure to impress your family and friends. 

My sister has been making this wonderful pie for almost 25 years.  The recipe was shared by one of her oldest, dearest family friends when she was just a teenager.   

Near and dear to her heart, my sister doesn't even have the recipe written down, it's all from memory and lots and lots of practice over the years making the pie.   I am so thrilled she was sweet enough to share it with me, so I can pass it along to my girls and all of you. 


  • single, homemade 9-inch pie crust
  • 5-6 apples (firm cooking apples, preferably NOT Granny Smith)
  • 1 C sugar (you may need to use less sugar, 1/2 cup, depending on the sweetness of the apples you use)
  • 2-3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • cinnamon
Layer 9-inch pie plate with uncooked pie crust (use a basic recipe - a store bought crust is not recommended for this pie)
  1. Peel and slice 5-6 medium apples (McIntosh, Honey Crisp, Golden Delicious, etc.)
  2. Add 1/2 to 1 C sugar depending on the sweetness of the apple you use. Mix well.
  3. Add 2-3 TBS flour to apple mixture. Mix well. 
  4. Layer apples in pie plate. 
  5. Pour heavy whipping cream into pie plate/apple mixture.  Pour just enough cream so that the cream covers 1/4 of the apples on the top layer (you don't want to drown the apples with too much cream because the cream will not set if you add too much)
  6. Sprinkle pie with cinnamon (add as little or as much as you'd like)
Bake at 350 degree F on middle rack of oven for at least one hour.  The cream should bubble around the apples and the crust should be golden brown.  

Cool and serve.  Store in the refrigerator.  Enjoy!

A big thank you to my sister for this wonderful share.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

1 comment:

Thao W. said...

I like usual, interesting recipes, and this is one of them. This pie sounds simple and looks delicious.