ingredients & Directions

-CRUST-
2/3 c Butter
1/4 c Pure maple syrup
1/2 c Cream cheese
1 Egg
1 tb Orange rind
1 ts Vanilla
2 1/4 c Unbleached flour
1/2 ts Baking powder

FILLING
2 lb Green apples

TOPPING
1/2 c Sour cream
1/4 c Pure maple syrup
2 tb Lemon juice
1/4 ts Nutmeg

For the crust, blend together butter, maple syrup, cream cheese, egg,
orange rind and vanilla. Add flour and baking powder. Roll out crust
on a floured surface with a floured rolling pin. This dough is soft.
Roll to 1/3-inch thickness. Fit or pat the dough into 7-inch pie
plate. Cut apples into 1/8-inch slices and arrange in a circular
pattern on dough in pie plate. Refrigerate 1/2 hour. Combine sour
cream, maple syrup and lemon juice. Spoon over chilled apples.
Sprinkle nutmeg on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Yields
6 servings