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Apple Pie With Cheddar Crust

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“You won't believe how good this is.”
2hrs 40mins
1 9-inch pie

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To Make the Dough:
  2. Place flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a food processor and pulse to combine. Add butter and cheddar cheese and pulse 4-5 times until pea-size chunks form in the flour. Pulse the ice water into dough until dough holds together when squeezed. If dough seems dry, add more water, a tablespoon at a time, until the dough just holds together.
  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and bring together into a ball. Divide dough in half, cover each half tightly with plastic wrap and flatten into a 1-inch thick rounds. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until dough is well chilled.
  4. To Make the Filling:
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine apples, lemon zest and juice, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and pinch salt. Set aside while you roll out dough.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, roll one dough into a round that fits into a 9-inch pie pan with enough for a 1-inch overhang. Transfer dough to pie plate and and use your hands to press into the dish. Spoon the apple filling into the dish, spreading evenly. Dot with 2 tablespoons cubed butter.
  7. Roll the remaining pie dough out to a 1/4-inch thick round. Use a fluted pastry wheel to cut 12 1-inch wide strips. Arrange the dough in a lattice over the pie. Trim the edges to make a 1-inch overhang around the pie. Tuck dough under and crimp edges.
  8. Whisk to combine egg yolk and heavy cream. Brush over dough and sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Place pie on a baking sheet and bake until center is bubbling and crust is golden, about 75-90 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack, slice to serve.

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