We all know apples and cheddar are a delicious snack, but who would think to pair the two in a dessert? The Creamery has taken a classic snack pairing and created the ultimate Americana dessert; a delicious crumble filled with sweet apples and classic cheddar cheese. Served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, this is the perfect combination of comfort and indulgence all rolled up in to one.
Serves: 6 to 8
- 8 ounces The Creamery Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, cubed
- 3-4 sweet apples, cored and sliced ¼ of an inch thick
- ½ cup granulated white sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- Softened butter for baking dish
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup rolled oats
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup (or 1 stick) unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
- ½ teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Prepare baking dish: butter a glass or ceramic pie 9-inch plate and set aside.
Make the filling: In a large bowl, toss apples, white sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice, salt and flour together. Set aside or 5-10 minutes to macerate. Toss once more. Add The Creamery cheese and gently toss to combine. Add apple and cheese mixture to pie dish, ensuring the apple slices lay flat on the bottom of the dish, and the cheese is well dispersed.
Make the crumble: Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, butter, and salt into a bowl. Using your hands, pinch the butter pieces into the rest of the ingredients to combine, until there are pea-sized lumps and the mixture is crumbly.
Sprinkle the crumble onto the apples and cheese mixture in the pie dish.
Place the pie dish onto a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes. The filling should be actively bubbling, and the crumble should be a shade darker.
Let cool slightly and serve warm! Vanilla ice cream, optional.