A while back, I made this for my neighbor to say “thank you” for watching our dogs while we were out of town. She said that she ate it for breakfast, and that it was awesome. I can definitely see it as being a good breakfast item. I eat cheddar and apple together all the time, but had never thought of baking the two into a pie until I saw this recipe from good ol’ Martha.
Cheddar Crusted Apple Pie recipe from Martha Stewart
- 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
- 1 recipe Cheddar Double Pie Crust Variation
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 4 pounds Granny Smith apples
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees, with rack in lowest position. On a floured piece of parchment paper, roll each disk of dough to a 14-inch round with a floured rolling pin. Transfer one round to a baking sheet for top crust; refrigerate. Wrap second round of dough around rolling pin; unroll over a 9-inch pie plate for bottom crust. Gently fit into bottom and up sides of plate (don’t stretch dough).
- Place lemon juice in a large bowl. Peel, quarter, and core apples; thinly slice crosswise, tossing with lemon juice as you work. Add sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt to bowl; toss to combine.
- Fill bottom crust with apple mixture; lightly brush edge of crust with water. Place top crust over filling; press all around edge to seal with bottom crust. Using kitchen shears, trim to a 1-inch overhang; fold under itself to form a rim, and press to seal. Using thumb and forefinger, crimp rim.
- With a paring knife, cut five small slits in the center of pie; place pie plate on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes; reduce heat to 375 degrees, and bake until crust is golden brown and juices are bubbling, 45 to 60 minutes more. If rim browns too quickly, cover it with aluminum foil. Let cool completely on a wire rack, at least 4 hours (or up to overnight) before serving.
Yesterday I was talking with a friend of mine about working out. She was complementing me on being able to stay so fit during the holidays (thanks Jenny! Love you!) and I was telling her about my workout/eating strategies. She said “now why don’t you write about this on your blog? I think people would really be interested in this.” So I figured I’d just ask you guys. I’m no expert or anything, but I do feel as though I lead a pretty healthy lifestyle, and have done a LOT of reading on the topic. Do you want to hear about how I stay in shape? I’m thinking for the month of December, I’ll try to write my workouts and other tips on the bottom of each post. Leave me comments if you like it, or don’t if you don’t. If I get a good response, I’ll expand to more topics in the New Year. Sound good?