2/3 c butter 1 tb orange rind
1/4 c pure maple syrup 1 ts vanilla
1/2 c cream cheese 2 1/4 c unbleached flour
1 ea egg 1/2 ts baking powder
2 lb green apples
1/2 c sour cream 2 tb lemon juice
1/4 c pure maple syrup 1/4 ts nutmeg
For the crust, blend together butter, maple syrup, cream cheese, egg,
orange rind and vanilla. Add flour and baking powder. Roll out crust on
a floured surface with a floured rolling pin. This dough is soft. Roll
to 1/3-inch thickness. Fit or pat the dough into 7-inch pie plate.
Cut apples into 1/8-inch slices and arrange in a circular pattern on dough
in pie plate. Refrigerate 1/2 hour.
Combine sour cream, maple syrup and lemon juice. Spoon over chilled
apples. Sprinkle nutmeg on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.