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Granny Volner’s Cream Cheese Apple Pie

It’s the night before Thanksgiving and I’ve just sat down. My day has been full. I’ve conquered a trip to the grocery store with the 4 year old, repeatedly removed the 1 year old from the kitchen (my teaspoon and Tablespoon have disappeared in the process. I’ve checked all of his favorite hiding spots to no avail), helped my husband as he bought us our first van (I’m a van mom now ya’ll), took a 3 hour nap (because new baby) and made some very delicious smelling pies.  Cream Cheese Apple Pies and they are as heavenly as they sound.


Granny Volner’s Cream Cheese Apple Pie, bottom left

I’ve been asked for the recipe, because cream cheese…and apples…and pie. My Granny Volner always made this pie at holidays and she passed on the recipe to me a few years back. It just wouldn’t be very Christian of me to keep it to myself, so pull out the Kitchen Aide and let’s get cooking.

Granny Volner's Cream Cheese Apple Pie

  • 2 Tbs flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 8oz. package Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups diced apples
  • uncooked pie crust of your choice

Mix flour, salt & sugar together. Mix in egg, cream cheese, & vanilla until smooth and well blended. Add apples and mix until coated. Pour into unbaked pie crust and bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake an additional 30 minutes. While pie is baking, make the topping.


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened

Remove pie from oven and sprinkle with topping. Bake an additional 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Die and go to heaven

Let me know how it turns out for you! And Happy Thanksgiving.