Holiday pie

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

Walnut crust


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.


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

Filling and topping


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


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


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


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


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.


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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