Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mock Cranberry Apple Pie

2 cups boiling water
8 serving size package or 2 4-serving size packages red flavor gelatin dessert
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 prepared graham cracker crumb crust
1 medium apple, shopped
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
fresh mint leaves - optional

Stir boiling water into gelatin in a large bowl at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water and spices. REfrigerate about 1 1/2 hours or until thickened .

Meanwhile, mix cream cheese and sugar in medium bowl with wire whisk until smooth. Gently stir in whipped topping. Spread on crust. Refrigerate.

Stir apples and walnuts into thickened gelatin. Refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes or until mixture is very thick and will mound. Spoon over cream cheese layer.

Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Garnish with additional whipped topping and mint leaves, if desired. Store leftover pie in refrigerator.

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