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Apple Cheddar Pie

Updated on August 23, 2017

Apple Pie with a Cheddar Cheese Crust

When I was in Canada, my family and I would celebrate two Thanksgivings: traditional American Thanksgiving in November, and with a nod to my adopted country: Canadian Thanksgiving in October.

At both autumn celebrations, along with roasted turkey and all the trimmings I would serve a delicious apple pie with a cheddar crust.

I lost the recipe! But I have found one very similar and I am offering it to you here so you can create your own Thanksgiving memories.

Photo credit: 19th century chordboard in public domain, courtesy wikimedia commons

Cuisinart Food Processor - Helps with Crust Making as well as Many other tasks

The basis of a good pie is an excellent crust, and blending the flour and shortening or butter together enough to be smooth - but not so much to be tough is essential.

The Cuisinart Food Processor is an excellent aid in pie crust making as well as a host of cooking activities. I recently purchased a table from a man who had just finished a gig as a pastry chef in Napa. We went to the storage unit to pick up the table - and then sure enough, was a Cuisinart which he would not part with.

I located this recipe on Epicurious: a blog for people "who like to eat.

It is very similar to the one I made in Alberta, Canada.

Cook Time

Prep Time: brief mixing time, time to chill dough, baking time

Total Time: a leisurely Saturday baking

Serves: 6 hungry happy people


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 pound extra-sharp Cheddar (preferably white)
  • coarsely grated (2 1/2 cups)
  • 1 stick cold unsalted butter
  • cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 6 to 8 tablespoon ice water
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 1/2 pound Gala apples (3 medium)
  • 1 1/2 pound Granny Smith apples (3 medium)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cold unsalted butter


  1. For crust:Stir together flour, salt, and cheese in a large bowl (or pulse in a food processor). Add butter and shortening and blend with your fingertips or a pastry blender (or pulse) just until mixture resembles coarse meal with some roughly pea-size butter lumps. Drizzle 6 tablespoon ice water evenly over mixture and gently stir with a fork (or pulse) until incorporated.
  2. Squeeze a small handful: If dough doesn't hold together, add more ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring (or pulsing) until incorporated. Do not overwork dough or pastry will be tough.
  3. Turn out dough onto a work surface and divide in half, then form each half into a 5-inch disk. Chill, wrapped in plastic wrap, until firm, at least 1 hour.
  4. Make filling and bake pie:
  5. Put a foil-lined large baking sheet in middle of oven and preheat oven to 450°F.
  6. Peel and core apples, then slice 1/4 inch thick. Toss apples with sugar, flour, lemon juice, and salt until evenly coated.
  7. Roll out 1 piece of dough (keep remaining disk chilled) on a lightly floured surface with a lightly floured rolling pin into a 13-inch round. Fit into a 9-inch pie plate. Roll out remaining piece of dough into an 11-inch round.
  8. Transfer filling to shell. Dot with butter, then cover with pastry round. Trim edges, leaving a 1/2-inch overhang. Press edges together to seal, then fold under. Lightly brush top crust with milk, then cut 5 (1-inch-long) vents.
  9. Bake on hot baking sheet 20 minutes. Reduce oven to 375°F and bake until crust is golden-brown and filling is bubbling, about 40 minutes more. Cool to warm or room temperature, 2 to 3 hours.
  10. Read More cooking tips for this recipe at At Epicurious: Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust

Picking Apples in Earlier Times

A bit more about Apple Pies - Many ways to Apple Deliciousness

Motherhood and Apple Pie
Motherhood and Apple Pie

Apple Pies can be made many delicious ways.

There was apple pies in Britain in the 1300's, with apples, figs, pears and raisins.

A Dutch apple pie has cinnamon and lemon added.

A Swedish apple pie has a dough poured over the apples, rather than a crust.

American settlers carefully cultivated the apples brought from England, and used dried apples if they had to.

Although most of us think of the mock apple pie coming from Ritz, the settlers actually made one with crackers.

Do You Have a Good Pie Plate? - This is a lovely deep plate for your Apple Pie

I was really happy to find this highly recommended deep dish pie plate that was so beautiful as well. This pie pan is very convenient: you can use it in the freezer, microwave, oven or proudly display the finished pie on your table.


This pie plate has been rated as deep, durable and pretty.


Apple Pie is Worth spreading around!

Once you taste this pie you will know why Johnny Appleseed was such a fanatic.

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What do you Think about Pie, apples, cheese, Thanksgiving? - Or this lens?

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    • Brite-Ideas profile image

      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

      7 weeks ago from Toronto, Canada

      This sounds absolutely delicious, I'll be saving this to my fave recipe board. Yum.

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      5 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Great Lens and your recipe sounds delicious.

    • Gypzeerose profile imageAUTHOR

      Rose Jones 

      5 years ago

      @TolovajWordsmith: This pie is truly yummy. I make it every year.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      5 years ago from Ljubljana

      I didn't know Canadians have a Thanksgiving on their own... Thanks for this yummy educational piece of info.

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      5 years ago

      Delightful lens. Sounds yummy and has this little twist for an innovative taste. Thank you for publishing it.

    • goldenrulecomics profile image


      5 years ago from New Jersey

      This looks delicious!

    • Gypzeerose profile imageAUTHOR

      Rose Jones 

      5 years ago

      @anonymous: It is absolutely delicious!

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      5 years ago

      You have kicked apple pie up a notch with your cheddar crust.....I can only imagine the rich and flaky goodness....deliciously done! I'm thinking a slice would be a great cure after a hard day at work! :):)

    • Gypzeerose profile imageAUTHOR

      Rose Jones 

      5 years ago

      @anonymous: It was a special memory. I will have to send a postcard to those neighbors in Sherwood Park, Alberta.

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      5 years ago

      I love the tradition of Thanksgiving. It's neat that you celebrated both the Canadian and American Thanksgivings when you lived in Canada.

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      5 years ago

      I've seen apple pie served hot with a piece of melted American cheese on top, but I'd prefer to eat the pie separately from the cheese and use cheddar cheese instead. Cheese in the crust sounds interesting. I liked the video about picking apples. I wondered how they picked the apples at the top of the trees.

    • Gypzeerose profile imageAUTHOR

      Rose Jones 

      5 years ago

      @hntrssthmpsn: Thanks, I love it and have to make it at least one or twice a year.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      5 years ago from Canada

      I am Canadian, we have an apple tree in the yard which gives us an abundance of organic apples, so of course I bake apple pie often. Love it.

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      5 years ago

      I adore apple pie with a good, sharp chedder, but have always just put a thin slice on top. I bet it's even better in the crust. Your recipe looks delicious!

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      6 years ago

      Pie and Thanksgiving goes hand in hand. This looks a sure to try recipe.

    • Gypzeerose profile imageAUTHOR

      Rose Jones 

      6 years ago

      @bushaex: Beautifully put! Thanks for the blessing.

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      Stephen Bush 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      I think it is fun to have an excuse to eat this wonderful pie in both October and November. If you need a reason to eat it in September (or any other month), perhaps this slogan will help: "Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first." SquidAngel blessings.


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