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Mix sweet apple pie with savory cheddar cheese

Sweet and savory collide with apple pie and cheddar dessert
Sweet and savory collide with apple pie and cheddar dessert
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If you enjoy mixing sweet and savory foods together to shake up your taste buds, then eating cheddar slices with a serving of apple pie is a must on your dessert list. Apple pie is regularly served nowadays either with ice cream (apple pie a la mode) or topped with whipped cream, making it an all-over sugary treat. The sweetness of the apple pie contrasts nicely with the intense savory flavor of aged cheddar.


  • 9 cups hard-cooking apples, such as Cortland or Granny Smith, sliced (about 8 to 10 apples)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 egg yolk beaten with 2 tablespoons cold water for the egg wash
  • Cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1 recipe to make 10-inch double pie crust


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Peel, core, and slice the apples into thin wedges. Place the apple slices into a large bowl and squeeze the lemon juice over them to prevent browning. Mix together the flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Pour the mixture into the bowl to coat the apple slices.

Line a 10-inch deep pan pie dish with half of the pie crust dough. Pour the pie filling into the pie dish. Place the butter cubes on top of the filling. Roll out the other half of the pie crust dough into a circle, enough to cover the pie. Set the top crust over the filling, then seal and crimp the crusts together. Use a pastry brush to evenly brush the egg wash over the pie crust. Slice ¼ inch cuts on the top crust for venting.

Place the pie in the center of the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees F and continue to bake for another 45 minutes. Let the pie cool for an hour before serving. Place the cheddar cheese slices on top of each pie serving and enjoy eating the dessert.

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