Apple Pie With Port With Cheddar Cheese Crust

  • on April 23, 2009
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Ingrients & Directions

1 1/2 c Sugar
1/4 c Cornstarch
2/3 c Apple juice
2/3 c Port
2 tb Butter or margarine
1 Lemon (Grated peel only)
8 md Cooking apples; peeled
– and sliced

2 c Sifted flour
1 ts Salt
2/3 c Shortening
3/4 c Shredded sharp cheddar
5 tb Cold water (or more)

Combine sugar and cornstarch in large saucepan. Stir in apple juice, port,
butter and lemon peel. Cook over medium heat until mixture boils. Add
apples and cook gently until barely tender.

To make Cheddar Cheese crust, mix flour, salt and shortening with pastry
blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in cheese. Add water
gradually and mix lightly with fork to form dough. Divide pastry in halves
and roll out one half to fit 9-inch pie pan. Roll second half of pastry and
cut into 10 (1/2-inch) strips. Spoon filling into pastry-lined pan. Weave
pastry strips across filling to make lattice top. Bake at 375F 30 to 45
minutes, or until done. Serve warm.

8 servings

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