4 ounces cream cheese, softened (can use all mascarpone if desired)
1 large pastured egg
In a medium to large mixing bowl combine all ingredients and blend with a hand mixer or immersion blender until smooth. Pour into prepared crust.
Sprinkle apple topping (see below) over cream cheese mixture.
Bake at 400°F for 25 to 35 minutes, until filling is mostly firm (it will set up more as it cools) and topping is nicely browned. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate for several hours before cutting.
4 cups peeled and diced apples (try Golden Delicious or Granny Smith)
1/2 cup unrefined sugar (rapadura or Sucanat)
1/2 teaspoon organic ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped crispy nuts (walnuts or pecans, soaked 12 hours and then dehydrated until crispy)
In a small bowl, mix apples, sugar, and cinnamon together until apples are completely coated with sugar and cinnamon.