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Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust

  • Yield: Makes one 10-inch pie
Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October


  • Cheddar Crust
  • 1 1/2 pounds (about 3) Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch-thick wedges
  • 2 pounds (about 5) Cortland apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch thick wedges
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 large egg, beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Divide dough into two pieces. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out each to a 13-inch circle.

  2. Fit one circle into a 10-inch pie plate; transfer plate to a baking sheet. Put other circle on another baking sheet. Refrigerate dough until cold, at least 30 minutes.

  3. Stir together apples, sugar, flour, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and cloves. Spoon into bottom pie crust. Dot filling with butter. Cover with top crust. Fold edges over; crimp decoratively to seal. Cut a steam vent. Chill in freezer until firm, about 30 minutes.

  4. Brush with egg. Bake pie 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees.bake until golden brown, about 45 minutes. Tent with foil; bake until juices are bubbling, about 45 minutes more. Let cool at least 1 1/2 hours before serving.

Reviews (13)

  • MaineTX1 29 Sep, 2013

    Scrumptious! Exactly the combination I've been seeking for several years! The savory crust and "just enough" sweetness in the filling is the right balance. I didn't mix the apples -- used the Macouns from our tree and they were perfect.

  • Lizzie_n_nawlins 8 Dec, 2011

    sorry i just found the added crust recipe. Note to those that copied the recipe from the show, some of the crust ingredients portions have changed. Please click on the cheddar crust recipe above the apple filling ingredients. Liz

  • Lizzie_n_nawlins 8 Dec, 2011

    Martha, I TIVO your show every day. I love it. The recipe for the Cheddar Crust Apple Pie seems to be missing the Cheddar. LOL. Could you please let us know if there is in fact supposed to be Cheddar in the recipe? i wrote the whole recipe down and went over the pie part in the show about 3 times thinking i missed it, but i dont see the cheddar! :) thanks Liz Stoltz

  • thehopperbox 4 Nov, 2011

    I very highly recommend this pie, and don't be bashful with the cheese, it's the best part!
    I also tented the pie with foil during the majority of the baking time for fear of overcooking the top.

  • mmeriche30 23 Nov, 2010

    One of my favorites to make during the holidays. The crust is excellent. Highly recommend!

  • sandyb45 1 Nov, 2009

    This pie is excellent and easy to make.

  • mgiles 10 Sep, 2009

    Click on "Cheddar Crust" and the recipe will open up.

  • monetgardening 11 Oct, 2008

    I could be overlooking it; where is the cheddar in the "Chedder Crust".

  • MarthaV 10 Oct, 2008

    It always takes a long time to make something for the first time. I remember the first time I made an apple pie in high school. It seemed like it took almost a whole Saturday. Now I can cut up the apples, measure everything and get it in the oven in about 45 mins - an hour. Then I do something else while it bakes. Once you know your oven too, you will know how long it will take your oven to bake something. :)

  • bbjeanne 8 Oct, 2008

    Click on the blue text "cheddar cheese" at the top of the recipe. It will take you to the pie crust recipe. All of the ingredients on this first page make up the pie filling.

  • MARCOVENICE 7 Oct, 2008

    Where is the cheese?

  • kazambam 26 Aug, 2008

    This is the very first pie I've ever made from scratch. It took me 8 hours! I didn't realize how much earlier I should have started to have been able to eat it last night. So we didn't get to eat it til this morning. Delicious! (even though we didn't have Cortlands, had to use Golden Delicious.)

  • Sotxi 4 Dec, 2007

    Super easy to make, and oh so delicious!!!!

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