Real Recipes From Real Home Cooks ®

cheddar apple crisp

a recipe by
Tam D
The Dalles, OR

I never understood the cheese with apple pie thing until I made this recipe. The cheese in the crumble elevates a simple apple dessert to a whole new level, without losing the home/farm comfort. Then I lost my recipe for a couple of decades. Now I just found it again, and I can't wait to make it!

serves about 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cheddar apple crisp

  • 5 c
    sliced apples
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    sugar, divided
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 2/3 c
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1/3 c
  • 1 c
    grated cheddar cheese

How To Make cheddar apple crisp

  • 1
    Slice the apples. A corer-slicer makes this job a snap.
  • 2
    Put the apple slices in a large mixing bowl, toss with the lemon juice and water.
  • 3
    Arrange the apple slice mixture in a 9x9" baking dish that has been prepared with food release spray.
  • 4
    Combine 1/4 cup of the sugar, cinnamon, and salt, and sprinkle over the apples.
  • 5
    Combine remaining sugar with the flour and salt. Work in the butter with a fork until the mixture is crumbly.
  • 6
    Stir in the cheese.
  • 7
    Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the apples.
  • 8
    Bake at 350* about 45 minutes, until the apples are tender and the crumble is golden brown.
  • 9
    NOTE: You can use whatever apple you like, but I think Granny Smith is the best, or maybe Pippin. This recipe is easy to multiply. It can easily be made gluten free by substituting gluten free flour. I like Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour.