Saturday, 28 March 2015

Cheesy Apple Pie


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons cold water
  • 5 cups thinly sliced, peeled cooking apples
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 recipe Cheddar Crunch Topping (see recipe below)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Cheddar Crunch Topping
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces)


1. In a mixing bowl, stir together 1 cup flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cut in the shortening to the size of small peas.
2. Stir in cheese. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the water over part of the mixture; toss with a fork. Repeat until all is moistened. Form into a ball.
3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to form a 12-inch circle. Ease into 9-inch pie plate. Trim to 1/2 inch beyond edge of plate; fold under pastry. Crimp edge. Do not prick pastry.
4. In a bowl, combine apples, sugar, 1/4 cup flour, cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Transfer to crust.
5. Prepare Cheddar Crunch Topping. Sprinkle over filling. Cover edge with foil. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes more or until top is golden and fruit is tender. Makes 8 servings.
Cheddar Crunch Topping
1. In a bowl, stir together sugar, flour, and salt. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Gently stir in cheddar cheese.

PREP TIME25 mins

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