Cheddar Streusel Apple Pie
Yield: 1- 9 inch pie
For the Filling:
  • 8 cups of apples, sliced and (I store them in lemon/water mixture to prevent browning)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of ginger
  • ½ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
For the Stresuel:
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 stick of butter, 8 tablespoons, cut into small pieces, or grated*
  • ¾ cup grated cheddar cheese
  1. Preheat over to 425F. In a large bowl, toss together the apples, sugar, flour, vanilla, salt and spices. Set aside.
  2. Roll out the pie crust and fit into a 9 inch pie dish, trimming the edges and crimping if desired.
  3. Pour the apples into the crust and arrange evenly.
For the Streusel:
  1. In a bowl combine the flour & brown sugar and stir together. Stir in the grated cheese, and the the butter, using your hands to work the butter into the dough, until small pea-sized crumbles form and the flour is worked in evenly.
  2. Sprinkle the crumble over the apples.
  3. Bake at 425F on a low rack of the oven for 20 minutes. Reduce the heat to 375F, move the pie to a middle rack and bake for another 30-35 minutes, or until the filling is bubbly and the crumble is a deep golden brown. Cool slightly before serving with ice cream!
*I found that freezing my stick of butter and grating it into the crumb mixture makes is really fast and easy to work into the crumble!
Recipe by The Baker Chick at