I’m going to be honest with you. This pie is not really Cheddar Apple Pie. It’s more Butter and Cheese Pie with a hint of apple. Well, more than a hint, but I think you get the picture.
I took about 4 different recipes that I had (my mom actually had 2 of them) and combined them to make one Ultimate Cheddar Apple Pie. It turned out to be super delicious. I think cheddar goes perfectly with apple pie. I remember growing up and having apple pie for dessert. I’d often sneak in the refrigerator to get a slice of cellophane wrapped American cheese (aka plastic), laying it on my piece of apple pie and microwaving it for a few seconds for the “cheese” to melt. Although a fond memory, that dessert is nothing compared to this pie.
The crust that I made, made enough for 2 pies. I mixed up a second filling and put it in the freezer before I baked it. This pie is pretty dense and we ended up freezing half of it after it was baked. I took 1/4 of it out a few days later – heated it up in the oven and it was just as good as it was fresh out of the oven. I will definitely be making it again.
I decided to use a sweet cheddar for the crust and the topping.
This dough is super soft with flakes of butter and cheese.
It made for the lightest crust I have made.
Grating the apple was something new to me. I don’t bake a whole lot of pies, but I have had my fair share of half crunchy pieces of apples in my pie. If you grate the apples instead, you really don’t have to worry about that.
This was the finished project. It was better than I expected.
- 1½ cups flour
- ⅓ cup unsalted Kerrygold butter
- ½ cup of Skellig Sweet Cheddar Cheese
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp organic white sugar
- ½ cup ice cold water
- 5 cups of grated organic granny smith apples
- 1 T cinnamon
- 1 cup organic white sugar
- 2 T organic flour
- Pinch of salt
- ¼ cup Kerrygold unsalted butter, melted
- 1 beaten egg
- ¾ cup flour
- ¾ cup sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
- ⅓ cup Kerrygld unsalted butter
- ½ cup Skellig Sweet Cheddar
- Cut the butter into the flour, sugar, cheddar, salt.
- Mix until crumbly and slowly add the water just a bit at a time until it looks put together.
- Sprinkle counter with flour and roll the dough out until it fits the pie plate.
- Carefully put in the pie plate.
- Peel and grate your apples.
- In a large bowl add the apples, sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, salt and mix well.
- I found the best tool for the job was my hands.
- I then poured in beaten egg and butter.
- Pour into the pie crust.
- Make the topping by cutting the butter into the flour, salt, sugar and cheddar.
- Sprinkle on top.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
- Reduce and bake for another 50-60 minutes at 350.