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Apple and Raisin Pie in Cheddar Crust

Early this month,I bring my daughter to a "U Pick Apple" orchard at Jamesport,Long Island.It's 45 minutes drive from our home . Mostly the farms in Long Island is family owned and operated for many generations.Actually,I'm more interested in "U Pick" peach or pear or berries or other fruits beside apples but unfortunately all the farms was closed for the season.We picked a peck of Golden Delicious and Granny Smith apples, a peak is 1/4 bushel of apples and cost $14.Until today I till have 1/2 peck of apples sitting on my kitchen table.Well,what to do with all the apples beside eating fresh apple as it's? Baking or making apple jam? At last I decided to bake a Apple and Raisin Pie in Cheddar Crust with Golden Delicious apples !

Ingredients For Crust:

2 cups flour

1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1/2 tsp salt

2/3 stick butter

5-6 tbsp cold ice water

For Filling:

7 cups sliced peeled apples (10 medium or 2 1/2 lb)

1 cup raisin

2/3 cup sugar

2 tbsp corn flour

1 tsp ground cinnamon

2 tbsp butter

For Glaze

1 egg yolk

1 tbsp water


1:Preheat oven to 375 F.

2:For crust,place flour,cheese,butter and salt in food processor bowl.Process 15 second,sprinkle water,I tbsp at a time until dough forms.Shape into ball.Divide dough in half.Press between hands to form two 5-6 inch"pancakes".Roll and press bottom crust into 9 inch pie pan or plate.

3:For filling,combine apples and sugar in large sauce pan.Cook and stir on medium heat until mixture comes to a boil.Reduce heat to low.Simmer for 5 minutes.Combine corn flour,water and ground cinnamon to dissolve.Stir into the cooked apples mixture,let it boil.Remove from heat,stir in butter and raisin.Spoon into unbaked pie crust.Moisten pastry edge with water.

4:Roll out top crust on kitchen counter,sprinkle some flour on it.Cut out the heart shape with cookies cutter and top each shape on top of other around the edge .Leave the middle uncover to allow steam to escape.

5:For glaze,beat egg yolk and mix with water,brush over the crust top.

6:Bake at 375 F for 20 minutes first,then brush with egg glaze and continue to bake for another 15 or 20 minutes or until filling in center is bubbly and crust is golden brown. ( I baked the pie first before brushing egg glaze because I want to prevent the crust from overbrowning) .Cool to room temperature before serving.


Golden Delicious ,Granny Smith and Jonathan apples are all suitable for pie baking.

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Anonymous said...
November 24, 2008 at 11:45 AM

I love Jamesport this time of year, Beachlover.

You know what they say, "Apple Pie without cheese, is like a kiss without a squeeze."

Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...
November 24, 2008 at 1:01 PM

I haven't had a apple pie with cheese yet, yours look good!

Anonymous said...
November 24, 2008 at 4:49 PM

mmmm the crust recipe is interesting. I never try one with cheese in it. This will be good for thanksgiving as Diana love Apple pie and not pumpkin pie. Have you plan of what to cook yet for thanksgiving?

Anonymous said...
November 24, 2008 at 7:43 PM

really envy all your bakes... they look very droolicious :D

Anonymous said...
November 25, 2008 at 1:44 AM

oh mannn i sooo wanna bake my own pie...soon soon soon soon....

Anonymous said...
November 25, 2008 at 2:44 AM

Yes,I love Jamesport too,especially the winery.Must go there every summer.Happy Thanksgiving to you too:))

Mishu and hubby both love cheese,so I try to add in ncheee whatever I can.Give a try,who know your family might like it!:))

I think I will cook the usual dinner every year:Turkey,brussel sprout,sweet potato casserole,bake some bread,salad and pie.Maybe pumpkin pie for them ,I dislike pumpkin pie too!.How about you?

thank you:)) so when you start baking?I'm waiting:D

I know you can bake good pie since you're good at baking.Let's find some excuse to bake!

Anonymous said...
November 25, 2008 at 6:51 AM

That looks great! I like the sound of a cheddar crust!

Anonymous said...
November 25, 2008 at 7:28 PM

That looks beautiful :)

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.