Cheddar Apple Pie

Cheddar Apple Pie
Staff Writer

David Burke Kitchen

This is, hands down, the best apple pie recipe ever. I know it doesn't seem like it makes sense at first glance, but I promise you you'll never want to enjoy an apple pie without Cheddar cheese again. 


For Grandma Young's Vodka Soda Pie Crust

Cut the butter into ¼ inch cubes. With your fingers, blend the butter into the flour, sugar, and salt until it becmoes pea-sized granules. Mix in the vodka and soda water. Divide the dough into two disks and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until ready to use. 

For the apple filling

Toss the apples in the zest and juice. In a large sauce pan, cook the butter until brown and nutty. Add the apples and stir. Add the remaining ingredients and cook until the apples are al dente. Don’t over cook. Pour filling onto sheet pan and let cool to at least room temperature

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 

Roll out one disk of dough into a 16 inch circle that is ¼ inch thick. Line a deep-fluted-removable bottom tart pan with dough. Trim the top so that the dough is flush. Fill with the apples. Roll the second dish of dough to a 14 inch by 20 inch rectangle and cut into 1 inch strips to make a lattice on the top of the pie. Bake 1 hour. Remove the pie from the oven and grate 2 ounces of aged Cheddar cheese with a microplane over the top. Bake for 10 minutes more to brown the cheese.


Calories per serving:

1,103 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Vegetarian, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 72g 111%
  • Carbs 96g 32%
  • Saturated 45g 225%
  • Fiber 8g 33%
  • Trans 3g
  • Sugars 61g
  • Monounsaturated 18g
  • Polyunsaturated 3g
  • Protein 7g 14%
  • Cholesterol 190mg 63%
  • Sodium 144mg 6%
  • Calcium 119mg 12%
  • Magnesium 27mg 7%
  • Potassium 426mg 12%
  • Iron 2mg 11%
  • Zinc 1mg 4%
  • Phosphorus 122mg 17%
  • Vitamin A 612µg 68%
  • Vitamin C 8mg 13%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 19%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 15%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 10%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 7%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 65µg 16%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 3%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 3mg 13%
  • Vitamin K 14µg 18%
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