Luscious Apple-cheddar Penne Recipe

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Luscious apple-cheddar penne

sherry monfils

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@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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat 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.
2
Cook 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.
3
Reduce 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