Combine apples, sliced ¼" thick, with lemon peel and juice.
Combine sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Sprinkle 2 tblsp. mixture over bottom of pastry-lined 8" pie pan.
Toss apples in remainder of sugar mixture. Turn into pie shell. Dot with butter. Lay slices of cheese over apples, leaving space for steam to escape. Adjust top crust; flute edges, cut vents and brush on cream.
Bake in hot oven (400°F.) about 40 minutes, or until apples are tender and crust is golden.