Praline Apple Cream Pie
|Readymade pie crust||15 Ounce (1 Package)|
|Apple||1 Large, peeled, thinly sliced to make 1 1/2 cups|
|Sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Firmly packed brown sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Cornstarch||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Half and half||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
Heat oven to 450°F.
Prepare pie crust according to package directions for unfilled one-crust pie using 9-inch pie pan.
(Refrigerate remaining pie crust for later use.) Bake at 450°F for 6 to 8 minutes or until very light golden brown.
Remove from oven.
Reduce heat to 350°F.
In 2-quart microwave-safe bowl, combine 2 teaspoons sugar, 1 teaspoon flour and cinnamon; blend well.
Add apple slices; toss lightly to coat.
Microwave on HIGH for 3 to 5 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring once halfway through cooking.
Spoon mixture evenly into cooled crust.
In medium saucepan, combine 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar, cornstarch and salt; blend well.
Gradually stir in half-and-half.
Cook over medium heat until mixture begins to thicken, about 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
Stir in vanilla.
Carefully pour topping over apple filling.
Arrange pecan halves over topping.
Sprinkle with nutmeg.
Bake at 350°F. for 35 to 40 minutes or until filling has puffed areas and crust is golden brown.
Store in refrigerator.