In my home, nothing says Sunday dinner party better than an upside-down apple cheese pie. It is always a very elegant dessert to serve and it makes your guests stare in marvel at the beautiful looking fresh pie. The name itself suggests elegance, delicacy and care. The upside-down apple cheese pie takes quite a long time to prepare and a little bit of practice. In fact, attention to detail and firm hand is a must while making this dessert. However, the incredible crumbly taste and the perfect mix of apple and cheese will make the long preparation worth your while.
The reason why it is called upside-down cake is because the first layer that we pour in the cake pan will actually end up being the top of the cake. Similarly, the last layer we prepare will be our base, once we flip the cake. One of the secrets to make sure you don’t accidentally break the crust while turning the cake upside down is to put a firm hand on the top and reverse it.
- 2 cups of chopped pecans
- ½ cup of shredded cheddar cheese
- ½ cup of brown sugar
- ¼ cup of butter
- 8 ounces of cream cheese
- 1 cup of sugar
- 9” pastry for double-crust pie
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 white apples
- ¼ cup of flour
- ¼ cup of lemon juice
- ¼ cup of ground cinnamon
- ¼ cup of ground ginger
- Take a 9” round cake pan
- In a medium-size bowl, place brown sugar, butter and pecans.
- Combine together and the pour in cake pan
- Roll out the pastry and place it on top of the mixture
- Cut the edges of the pastry to fit the pan
- Take large-size bowl and place cream cheese, 1 tablespoon of sugar, and vanilla.
- Mix together and pour over pastry
- Peel the apples and cut them in this, half-moon shaped slices
- In a large bowl mix apples, flour, lemon juice, cinnamon, ginger and sugar.
- Pour the mixture on top of the cheese cream
- Roll out remaining pastry and cut to fit the pan
- Bake at 350° for 50 minutes
When the upside-down apple cheese pie is done, wait 10 to 15 minutes before turning it upside down on a serving plate. Make sure it is cold enough to be served, as it had to be enjoyed at a cool temperature rather than freshly out of the oven.
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