slice of cheddar apple pie on a plate with a fork taking a bite out of it

Cheddar Apple Pie

Cheddar apple pie combines a salty sweet cheddar crumb topping with a sweet cinnamon apple filling. It's a delicious addition to your holiday menus!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8
Author Kelsie


Cheddar crumb topping

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons very cold unsalted butter cut into 8 chunks
  • 1/2 cup finely grated sharp cheddar cheese


  • single crust for a 9-inch pie homemade or store-bought
  • 2 1/2 to 3 pounds apples*
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • finely grated zest of half a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Crumb topping

  1. Combine the flour, sugar, and salt in a small bowl; stir to combine. Use your fingers to cut the chunks of butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse sand. Stir in the cheese.
  2. Refrigerate while you make the pie.


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Roll the pie crust out to an 11-inch circle. Carefully transfer to a 9-inch pie plate and flute the edges. Refrigerate while you work on the filling.
  3. Peel, core, and thinly slice your apples.
  4. Combine the sugar, flour, lemon zest, cinnamon, and salt in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine. Add the apples and toss to coat.
  5. Spoon the filling into the refrigerated pie crust and sprinkle with the crumb topping.
  6. Set the pie on a large baking sheet (to catch any dripand bake 40 to 55 minutes, or until the topping is light golden and the juices are bubbling.
  7. Cool on a wire rack, then serve.

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