First Place Entry in Locally Grown – Iowa Fresh Apple Cooking Contest
2017 Iowa State Fair
Recipe by John Sunvold – Cedar Falls, IA
9-10 inch pie pan, serves 8.
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
3 Tbsp. sugar
5 Tbsp. butter, melted
Mix crumbs, sugar, and butter together. Press mixture into pie pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
Cream Cheese Layer
4 oz. cream cheese
4 oz. Cool Whip
1/4 cup powdered sugar
Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Fold in Cool Whip. Spread on pie.
16 oz. package of Iowa Choice Harvest frozen Iowa Grown Apples
4 Tbps. butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 Tbsp. corn starch
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup apple juice concentrate
Place all ingredients in a covered baking dish at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Stir. Continue to back until apples are desired texture, checking every 5-10 minutes. Cool and chill. Spread on cream cheese layer. Chill.
4 oz. white chocolate
4 cups cream
Melt white chocolate and 1 cup cream together and chill thoroughly. Whip rest of cream to soft peaks and add white chocolate mixture slowly. Whip to stiff peaks. Top pie with whipped cream.
Garnish and decorate as desired. Top with toasted nuts.