Cheesy Apple Pie

There's rich cheddar cheese in both the pastry and topping of this tangy, out-of-the-ordinary apple pie recipe.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • cup butter-flavored shortening

  • ½ cup finely shredded cheddar cheese

  • 3 tablespoon cold water

  • 5 cup thinly sliced, peeled tart cooking apples (such as Granny Smith or Rome Beauty) (about 2 pounds)

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • Cheddar Crunch Topping (see recipe below)

Cheddar Crunch Topping

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • cup butter

  • 1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium bowl, stir together the 1 cup flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until pieces are pea-size.

  2. Stir in cheese. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the cold water over part of the cheese mixture; gently toss with a fork. Push moistened dough to side of bowl. Repeat moistening flour mixture, using 1 tablespoon of the cold water at a time, until all of the flour mixture is moistened. Form dough into a ball.

  3. On a lightly floured surface, use your hands to slightly flatten dough ball into a disk. Roll disk from center to edges into a circle about 12 inches in diameter. Line a 9-inch pie plate with pastry circle. Trim to 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie plate. Fold under extra pastry and flute or crimp edge. Do not prick pastry. Set aside.

  4. In a large bowl, combine apples, sugar, the 2 tablespoons flour, cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Spoon into dough-lined pie plate.

  5. Sprinkle Cheddar Crunch Topping over filling. To prevent overbrowning, cover pie edge with foil. Bake pie for 40 minutes. Remove foil. Bake about 20 minutes more or until top is golden brown and fruit is tender. Cool on a wire rack. Makes 8 servings.

Cheddar Crunch Topping

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together sugar, flour, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Gently stir in cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

513 Calories
24g Fat
67g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 513
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 427mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 24%
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 3.5mg 18%
Calcium 201.9mg 16%
Iron 1.8mg 10%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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