Streusel-Topped Cheesy Apple Pie
An apple pie without cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze! This scrumptious apple pie has a cheesy pastry crust and a sweet, crunchy streusel topping with a ribbon of cheddar cheese running through it.
Pastry for 1 (9-inch) double-crust pie*
2 cups (8 ounces) Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese, shredded - divided use
4 cups (about 3 pounds) tart apples, sliced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons butter
- Preheat oven to 375ºF (190ºC).
- Prepare one pie crust (1/2 package) according to package directions. Work 1 cup of the cheese into crust. Roll dough and line pie plate.
- Place apples in pastry-lined plate, sprinkling flour and nutmeg evenly over.
- To prepare topping, combine remaining package of the pie crust mix, sugar and cinnamon. Thoroughly cut in butter.
- Cover apples with half of topping. Sprinkle with 1 cup cheese and top with remaining topping.
- Bake for about 40 minutes or until apples are tender.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.
*Use store bought, ready-to-use pie pastry, or your favorite recipe for homemade pie pastry.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.