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Holiday pie

Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields Serves 10
Holiday pie
(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

Walnut crust

1

Using a paddle attachment, combine the butter, flour and walnuts with an electric mixer and blend until the mixture begins to form a ball and pulls away from the side of the mixing bowl, about 2 minutes.

2

Press the mixture into a 9-inch pie plate and bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool.

Filling and topping

1

Using an electric mixer, combine the cream cheese and sugar, stopping to scrape the bottom of the bowl. Continue mixing until well blended.

2

In a separate bowl, whip the cream. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture. Set aside.

3

In a medium bowl, mix together the cranberry sauce, apples and cornstarch. Set aside.

4

Using an electric mixture, blend together the butter, flour, walnuts, brown sugar and cinnamon on low speed until butter pieces are pea-sized.

5

Carefully spread the cream cheese mixture into the baked and cooled pie crust. Top it with the cranberry-apple mixture and sprinkle with the streusel topping.

6

Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes, until the streusel browns slightly. The pie will appear loose, but will set as it cools.


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