Grandma's Recipe Box: #8 Sour Cream Apple Pie

by Melody Kettle

I was browsing again through Grandma's Recipe Box and discovered a recipe that I don't remember Grandma making very often. 

This is a bit strange because the recipe card displays obvious signs of usage: random splatters and some crustiness!

As I read the recipe I noticed it contained one of Grandma's favorite baking ingredients - and coincidentally, one of my most hated - Cool Whip.  But I do  think this may be quite good, and as a matter of fact, I wish I had a piece to go with my espresso right now . . . .

Take a look, here's the recipe:

Sour Cream Apple Pie

For Walnut Crust:

1/2 Cup finely chopped Walnuts

1.2 Cup butter or margarine

1 Cup Flour

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine walnuts, butter and flour until well mixed Press into a 10" pie plate.

Bake for 25 minutes.  Cool completely before filling. 

For Filling:

1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese

1 Cup confectioner's sugar

1 8 oz cool whip, thawed

1 (1 lbs. 5 oz.) can apple pie filling

1/2 Cup sour cream

1/8 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 cup raisins

Chopped walnuts (for topping if desired)

Blend together cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffly.  Fold in whipped topping.  Spread over walnut crust.  Top with apple pie filling.  Combine sour cream, cinnamon and raisins, mixing well.  Spread over top of pie.  Chill.  Sprinkle with chopped walnuts if desired.