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Fall in Love With Me

Recipe By: John Sunvold
Year Submitted: 2015
Winner Third Place


Serves 8. 9-10 inch pie pan

1 ½ cups Windmill cookie crumbs
3 T. sugar
6 TBS melted butter

Cream Layer:
6 oz. cream cheese
1/3 cup powdered sugar
6 oz. Cool Whip
� t vanilla extract

Apple Layer:
8-9 Cups apple (around 1/2 inch pieces)
� c. Honeycrisp apple juice
� c. Gravenstein Apple Sauce
3 T. Butter
1 C. brown sugar
4 T. corn starch
1-2 t. cinnamon


Mix all ingredients together and press mixture into a deep pie plate. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees.
Allow to cool to room temperature.

Caramels and Almonds:
Melt 30 individually wrapped caramels with � milk. Reserve 1/3 of this caramel. Add 1/2 C. toasted almond pieces, mix well, and spread into pie crust. Chill.

Cream Layer:
Mix softened cream, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Fold in thawed Cool Whip. Spread in top of caramel and almonds. Swirl in the reserved caramel into the cream layer. Chill.

Apple Layer:
Place all ingredients in a covered baking dish at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Gently stir and check to see if apples are softened. Continue to bake, checking every 5 minutes. Bake until apples are softened. Cool and chill. Spread on the chilled cream later.
Top with favorite whipped topping, caramel sauce (may use some of the reserved caramel layer), and/or nuts, as desired.