Apple of Her Eye Pie

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

Oh my gosh. This pie is sooo good. Apples and cheddar compliment each other very nicely here - what else can I say? Try this one instead of your old standby apple pie recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For pastry: Combine flour, sugar, mustard and salt.
  2. Cut in butter and shortening with a pastry blender.
  3. Stir in cheese.
  4. Sprinkle in water, 2 tablespoons at a time, tossing with a fork until dough can be gathered in a ball.
  5. Knead, divide into slightly unequal halves, and chill 45 minutes.
  6. For filling: Cut apples into chunks.
  7. Toss with butter and remaining ingredients.
  8. Roll out smaller portion of dough and fit into a 9-inch pie pan.
  9. Fill with apples.
  10. Roll out remaining dough and fit on top.
  11. Sprinkle with topping, cut slits in top.
  12. Bake at 350°F degrees for 1 1/4 hours.


Most Helpful

My mom gave me this recipe from a book she has. It's by FAR her favorite. I have made it twice. Beautiful pie, so flaky and delicious! I'm going to make it again today, trying to use a gluten free flour for a friend. Hope it works as well!!!

star4586 November 28, 2008

i actually made this a year ago but forgot to put it in my cookbook. I am so thankful I found it again. Dh said it was the best apple pie he aver had! The lemon zest makes a huge difference and the cruse was a nice complement, though I was suprrised that it wasn't more cheesy.

Luvourlives November 19, 2006

gwenrk thanx for the great recipe!! I have to agree.. cheddar and apples are yummyyyy together. I did need a little more water in the pastry but other than that.. it was easy to follow and definitely worth making again. :)

~Savannah~ December 19, 2004

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