Luscious Apple-cheddar Penne Recipe

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Luscious apple-cheddar penne

sherry monfils

By
@smonfils

A delicious, beautiful-to-look-at pasta dish.

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Serves:
8
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 Tbsp
butter, softened
3 c
panko bread crumbs
3 tsp
fresh, snipped thyme
12 oz
penne pasta
2 c
chopped tart apple, peeled
1/2 c
chopped vidalia onion
3 Tbsp
butter
3 Tbsp
flour
1/4 tsp
salt and pepper each
2 c
milk
1/2 c
apple cider
2
3 oz pkgs cream cheese, softened, cut up
1-1/2 c
shredded white cheddar cheese
1
apple, granny smith, sliced very thin
1 Tbsp
melted butter
1/2 tsp
dried thyme

Step-By-Step

1Heat oven to 350. Grease a 10" springformm pan w/ 1 tbsp soft butter. Sprinkle sides of pan w/ 1/3 cup panko crumbs. Microwave 1 tbsp butter in medium microwaveable bowl. Stir in remaining panko crumbs and 1 tsp fresh thyme.Set aside.
2Cook pasta as direcetd, drain return to pot. In lg saucepan, melt 3 tbsp butter over medium heat. Add apples and cook 8 mins, stirring. Add flour, salt and peper. Cook, stirring for 2 mins. Stir in milk and apple cider. Cook, stirring until thick and bubbly.
3Reduce heat to low. add both cheeses and fresh thyme. Stir until cheese melts. Add sauce to pasta and stir to combine. Spoon into pan. Sprinkle w/set aside panko crumbs. Bake uncovered 40 mins. Let cool before removing sides of pan. Fan out apple slices on top of casserole. Brush w/ melted butter. Sprinkle w/ dried thyme.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American