Apple Pie in Cheddar Cheese Pie Pastry

Serves: 7
Total Calories: 1,447


Cheddar Cheese Pastry:
4 cups flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/3 cups shortening
1/2 cup cold water
32 ounces Cheddar cheese, grated
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, sliced


Cheddar Cheese Pastry:
Process flour, salt, and shortening in a food processor until crumbly. Add cold water in a fine stream, processing constantly. Add Cheddar cheese, processing constantly to form a ball. Chill, covered, for up to 2 days. Yields enough for 2 pastries.

Beat sugar, butter, and eggs in mixer bowl until blended. Beat in cinnamon and vanilla. Stir in apples. Divide pastry into 2 equal portions. Roll one portion into an 11-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Fit into a 9-inch pie plate sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Fill with apple filling. Roll remaining pastry into a circle on a lightly floured surface. Cut into strips. Layer over top of pie to form a lattice. Trim and flute edges. Bake at 425° for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°. Bake until pastry is golden brown and pie filling is set.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 7
Total Calories: 1,447
Calories from Fat: 828

This Apple Pie in Cheddar Cheese Pie Pastry recipe is from the Best of the Best from the Deep South Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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