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Apple Pie With A Twist

Dear Readers,

Apples of all colors and varieties are beginning to show up at the Farmer’s Market.  I guess September is the start of “apple season”.  So here’s a recipe for apple pie that’s a little different.  The crumb topping includes grated cheddar cheese for an extra layer of flavor.  My husband loves this recipe.

Apple Cheddar Pie

6 tart cooking apples

1 cup sugar

2 tablespoons flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon allspice

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

1/8 teaspoon salt

9″ pie pan lined with your favorite pastry, the edges fluted

Topping:

1/2 cup flour

1/4 cup sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

1/4 cup melted butter

Peel, quarter, core and slice apples.  Mix the sugar, flour, cinnamon, allspice, cloves and salt, and toss the apple slices lightly in this mixture.  Arrange the apples, overlapping the slices, in the pastry-lined pan.

Make topping.  Combine flour, sugar, salt and cheese.  Mix in the melted butter.  Sprinkle the cheese crumbs over apples.  Bake until topping and crust are golden brown, 400 degrees for 40 minutes.

Note:  Mimi uses Granny Smith apples and extra-sharp cheddar cheese.

This recipe came from Maria O’Malley and was printed in the “LaChef’s de Lasalle” cookbook distributed by the LaSalle’s Mothers Club.  The cookbook was the first edition printed in 1990.  My son attended LaSalle College High School and gave me the book as a Christmas present in his freshman year.  It came with a navy blue “LaSalle” imprinted apron, which I still wear, even though the gold letters are almost completely faded.  Enjoy and

Keep smilin’!

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