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You might not think apple slices and cheddar cheese go together, but this pasta recipe will convince you otherwise! This easy pasta dinner has tons of flavor thanks to fresh thyme, and makes for a creamy and hearty dinner.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Kritsada Panichgul

Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
bake:
40 mins
stand:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 10-inch springform pan with 1 tablespoon of the softened butter. Sprinkle sides of pan with 1/3 cup of the panko to coat; set aside. Melt the remaining 1 tablespoon softened butter. Stir the remaining 1/3 cup panko and 1 teaspoon of the thyme into melted butter; set aside.

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  • Cook pasta 2 minutes less than directed by package directions; drain. Return pasta to pan; set aside.

  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan cook apples and onion in the 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes or until tender. Add flour, salt, and pepper to saucepan. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in milk and apple cider. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low. Add cheeses and the remaining 2 teaspoons thyme; stir until cheese melts.

  • Add sauce mixture to pasta; stir to combine. Spoon pasta mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle with reserved panko mixture.

  • Bake, uncovered, about 40 minutes or until edges are bubbly. Let stand on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Remove sides of pan. Using a serrated knife, cut pie into eight wedges. If desired, top with fresh thyme sprigs.

Nutrition Facts

469 calories; fat 24g; cholesterol 71mg; saturated fat 14g; carbohydrates 46g; mono fat 6g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 2g; sugars 9g; protein 15g; vitamin a 777.4IU; vitamin c 2.4mg; thiamin 0.4mg; riboflavin 0.4mg; niacin equivalents 3.4mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 116.9mcg; vitamin b12 0.5mcg; sodium 438mg; potassium 297mg; calcium 262.5mg; iron 2mg.
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