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Streusel-Topped Cheesy Apple Pie

Streusel-Topped Cheesy Apple PieAn 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.

Recipe Ingredients:

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

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF (190ºC).
  2. 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.
  3. Place apples in pastry-lined plate, sprinkling flour and nutmeg evenly over.
  4. To prepare topping, combine remaining package of the pie crust mix, sugar and cinnamon. Thoroughly cut in butter.
  5. Cover apples with half of topping. Sprinkle with 1 cup cheese and top with remaining topping.
  6. 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.