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Apple Cream Cheese Streusel Pie

  • Author: Nikki Cervone
  • Prep Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours, 40 minutes
  • Yield: 1 9-inch pie (8 servings) 1x


Is there anything better than apple pie? Maybe a cinnamon apple cream cheese streusel pie, with a tasty medley of fall flavors.



For the Pie Crust:

  • 1 9-inch pie crust, unbaked
  • All-purpose flour, for dusting

For the Cream Cheese Layer:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Apple Layer:

  • 7 cups peeled and thinly sliced apples (from about 46 medium apples)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the Streusel Topping:

  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into cubes and slightly softened


  1. For the crust, roll out the pie round until it is slightly larger than an ungreased 9-inch pan, rolling out an extra 1/2-inch of dough around the pan. Use flour to prevent the crust from sticking as you roll. Transfer to the bottom of the pan, and press down on the bottom and sides. Fold in any excess dough around the edge and flute the pie dough all around the circumference of the pan.
  2. Place the pie shell in the freezer for about 30 minutes as you assemble the remaining layers of the pie.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375°F as you prepare the layers.
  4. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, or with a handheld mixer, mix together the cream cheese and sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla until fluffy. Set aside.
  5. In a separate medium bowl, combine the ingredients for the apple layer. Set aside.
  6. In a separate small bowl, combine the ingredients for the streusel topping, mashing and spreading the butter cubes evenly with your fingers so that the mixture is fairly uniform, like the texture of sand. Set aside.
  7. Remove the pie crust from freezer. Place a piece of parchment paper or aluminum foil, slightly bigger than the pan, on top of the crust and fill with dried beans or pie weights. Blind bake the crust 25 minutes. Remove the weights and parchment paper and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
  8. Remove the crust from the oven and lower the temperature to 350°F.
  9. Spread the cream cheese layer on the bottom of the crust. Place the apples on top, spreading them out evenly. Sprinkle the apples evenly with the streusel topping.
  10. Bake for 45-60 minutes, until the streusel is golden on the top and the mixture is bubbling.
  11. Remove from the oven and let the pie cool for an hour on a wire rack. Serve at room temperature, or store in the fridge until it ready to be eaten. Serve chilled or warm.

  • Category: Pie
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Baked Goods

Keywords: apple, streusel, cream cheese, pie