Apple Pie Lasagna – 2015 Pies and Tarts 2nd Place Winner

Apple Pie Lasagna
By Debbie Keziah

For the pie filling:
5-6 medium apples, peeled and sliced.
Juice from 1 lemon
2 T all-purpose flour
1/2 c. packed light brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. apple pie spice
2 T maple syrup
For the cream cheese filling:
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 c. powdered sugar
2 T brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. heavy cream
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 T Caramel
8 oz. Cool Whip

For the lasagna:
2-3 pkg graham crackers
8 oz Cool Whip.
1 c. Heath milk chocolate toffee bites

Pie filling:
Peel and slice your apples into small pieces; about the size of a dime. Place in a medium size saucepan. Squeeze the juice from a whole lemon over the apples. Mix and add all of your dry ingredients: flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and apple pie spice. Mix all ingredients well and then add maple syrup.

In a saucepan on medium-high heat, cook the apples for about 15-18 minutes until they begin to brown and bubble. Remove from heat and cool completely. Refrigerate if necessary.

While the pie filling is cooking, prepare the cream cheese filling. Allow cream cheese to come to room temperature, or soften in the microwave for 15 seconds.Beat cream cheese on medium-high speed with a wire whisk attachment until light and fluffy. Turn off mixer and add dry ingredients: powdered sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon. Beat into cream cheese. Add heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract. Beat on medium-high speed until whipping cream is fully mixed into cream cheese. Add caramel sauce last and mix into batter. Add cool whip and beat on medium speed until mixture is well combined. Divide into thirds.

To assemble the lasagna:
Cover the bottom of your pan with graham crackers, in a double layer. You can break the crackers into pieces in order to get into the nooks and crannies. Cover graham crackers with a layer of the cream cheese batter and spread evenly. Spoon apple pie filling over cream cheese. Add a small handful of toffee chips on top and cover with a thin layer of cool whip. Repeat this twice so that you end up with three layers. Cover the top layer of Cool Whip with additional toffee bites and drizzle with caramel.

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