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Apple Pie with Cheddar Cheese Crust















Trans-fat Free, High Fiber


1 ½ cups sugar
¼ cup cornstarch
cup apple juice
cup port wine
2 tablespoons butter
or margarine
1 each lemon zest
8 medium apples
peeled and sliced
Cheddar crust
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
cup vegetable shortening
¾ cup cheddar cheese, very old, sharp
5 ½ tablespoons water


For the filling, 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 (½ inch) strips. Spoon filling into pastry-lined pan.

Weave pastry strips across filling to make lattice top.

Bake at 375 deg.

30 to 45 min. or until done.

Serve warm.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 492g (17.4 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 82515% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 21%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 765mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 56%
Dietary Fiber 5g 21%
Sugars g
Protein 25g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 46%
Calcium 18% Iron 19%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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