Apple Pear Crumble Pie
24 Nilla waffers crushed (about 3/4 cup)
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup packed brown sugar (dark or light)
1 ready to use pie crust
4 oz cream cheese
2 large baking apples (I use granny smith) peeled and sliced thin
1 large pear peeled and sliced thin (you can always omit the pear and use an extra apple
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1/4 tsp of nutmeg
Heat oven to 375
Mix wafer crumbs, brown sugar, and butter until well blended (I use a ziploc bag) until well blended
Place pie crust in 9 inch pie plate sprayed with cooking spray or you can you can use a deep dish frozen one. Spread the cream cheese carefully onto the bottom of the crust; sprinkle with 1/3 of the crumb mixture. Combine the fruit in a large bowl. Add granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg and toss to coat. Again here I used a ziploc bag. Much easier in my opinion. Place over the cream cheese and crumb mixture in the crust; sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.
Bake 35 min or until fruit is tender and crust is lightly browned, covering loosely with foil after 25 minutes of necessary to prevent crust from over browning. Cool and top with cool whip, vanilla ice cream, or whipped cream.
Thanks Air Force Wife and Mommy of Two!