Claim Jumper is a restaurant chain headquartered in California with 45 locations through out the western states. They are known for a large menu with a wide range of foods. The menu features a wide range of foods, including sandwiches, pizzas, and salads, but focuses mainly on meats such as steaks, and ribs. They have become well known for their signature desserts. Claim Jumper has licensed its name to frozen food producer American Pie, LLC to create a line of frozen dinners, which are sold in grocery stores.

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Apple Cream Cheese Pie



APPLE CREAM CHEESE PIE
Claim Jumper Copycat Recipe

Serves 8

1 (9 inch)  pastry shell
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
4 medium tart apples, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, divided
1 to 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Whipped topping

Bake pastry shell, but do not prick. Cool. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter and brown sugar. Stir in apples and 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice. Simmer for 12-15 min., stirring frequently or until tender. Stir in flour. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Drizzle caramel topping over pastry shell. Sprinkle with pecans. Spoon apple mixture over pecans and set aside. In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, egg, lemon juice and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Pour over apples.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes or until a knife inserted into the cream cheese layer comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Chill completely. To serve, top with whipped topping. Sprinkle with remainder of pumpkin pie spice.

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