Apple Cinnamon Cheesecake Pie

      by Debbie Bolen - Top Finisher 2012 Tulsa State Fair, Pillsbury Pet-Ritz Pie Baking Championship

      Pillsbury Recipes


      2 Pillsbury Pet-Ritz Frozen Pie Crusts

      Water, for brushing on pie crusts

      1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

      2 tablespoons sugar

      Cheesecake Filling:

      20 ounces cream cheese, softened

      3/4 cup sugar

      1/2 teaspoon vanilla

      1 tablespoon cinnamon

      3 eggs

      Apple Topping:

      3 medium apples, peeled and chopped

      1/2 cup sugar

      1/4 cup candied ginger, finely chopped

      1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

      2 tablespoons flour

      2 tablespoons water

      • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
      • For Crust: Brush frozen pie crusts with water, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees F.
      • For Cheesecake Filling: In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth; add vanilla and cinnamon. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Pour into prepared crusts, bake for 1 hour, or until centers are firm. Cool completely; top with apple topping.
      • For Apple Topping: In a medium saucepan, heat apples, sugar, ginger, cinnamon, flour and 2 tablespoons water. Cook over medium heat until apples are soft. Cool completely; top cheesecake.

      Yields: 2 pies.