‘Necessity is the mother of invention’ and I made this delicious dessert in that way. There was half a block of Cream Cheese in the fridge for a while. I had to use it up. Then I found some Apples in the fruit bowl were getting bad. I decided to make Apple Cheesecake sort of dessert. I wanted to add some Sultanas, but found I didn’t have enough Sultanas. So I added Dry Apricot instead. And now, I have another recipe!

Pie Dish

22cm Pie Dish


3 to 4 Apples *enough to fill the pie dish
1/4 cup Dried Apricot *cut into small pieces
Butter to grease the pie dish
125g Cream Cheese *softened
2 tablespoons Caster Sugar
1 to 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
1 Egg
2 tablespoons Cream
1 tablespoon Cornstarch *OR Plain Flour

  1. Preheat oven to 180℃. Butter a pie dish.
  2. Peel Apples, remove the core and cut into about 2cm pieces. Fill the pie dish with the Apple and Apricot pieces in a single layer.
  3. Place Cream Cheese, Sugar, Lemon Juice, Egg, Cream and Cornstarch in a bowl, use a whisk to mix until smooth. Pour the mixture over the Apple and Apricot evenly.
  4. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Enjoy warm or cold.