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Old 02-05-2006, 11:43 PM   #1
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Grated cheese on apple pie anyone?

Someone gifted us with a big basket of apples so I made apple pie for the first time ever. I put a walnut streusel topping. The pie turned out wonderful! However, for more depth of flavor, I decided to generously sprinkle grated cheddar on the topping, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side.

I loved it. I've never been avid about apple pie before but I thought this tasted like the perfect apple pie.

My DH has never been fond of apple pie and so was non-commital about the added cheese.

My question to the folks here is, does this cheese on apple pie sound appetizing to you or is it plain weird? I'm wondering if I can serve it like this to guests without fear of turning them off ...

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Old 02-06-2006, 01:13 AM   #2
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Someone gifted us with a big basket of apples so I made apple pie for the first time ever. I put a walnut streusel topping. The pie turned out wonderful! However, for more depth of flavor, I decided to generously sprinkle grated cheddar on the topping, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side.

I loved it. I've never been avid about apple pie before but I thought this tasted like the perfect apple pie.

My DH has never been fond of apple pie and so was non-commital about the added cheese.

My question to the folks here is, does this cheese on apple pie sound appetizing to you or is it plain weird? I'm wondering if I can serve it like this to guests without fear of turning them off ...
I love melted cheddar cheese on my apple pie. Tillamook is probably my favorite. Brie, Boursin, and Fontina also taste good over apple pie.
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Old 02-06-2006, 03:38 AM   #3
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Cheese served with apples and apple pie are a tradition from Yorkshire in England. Usually a wedge of Wensleydale cheese.
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Old 02-06-2006, 05:46 AM   #4
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Never did like cheese with my apple pie. Ice cream is great tho.
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Old 02-06-2006, 09:07 AM   #5
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I've got a couple recipes (I think) that call for Cheddar cheese. We also have a member at the club I work at that likes a slice of cheddar on his apple pie (when we had it on the menu). I don't think it's weird. However, I've never tried it. One of these days, I'm going to have to try it, just to know what it tastes like.
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Old 02-06-2006, 09:18 AM   #6
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When my Mom made apple pie (she was a *great* pie maker) my Dad always insisted on a generous slice of sharp, aged cheddar with his slice. I picked up the habit from him and personally I like that combination of sweet and savory. You could try simply offering cheese with the pie (for the adventurous) rather than topping the crust with shredded cheese.
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Old 02-06-2006, 10:41 AM   #7
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Here in central Wisconsin, it is not uncommon at all to find a nice slice of local cheddar served with a slice of apple pie in restaurants. My grandparents did it (nibbled a slice with their pie) and the habit continues with my siblings and I. Delicious in my humble opinion!

Interesting, in Rachel Ray's new magazine, she has a recipe for an apple turn-over thingey using just white bread, caramel and apples. What makes it interesting is that when you roll the bread thin, you roll shredded cheddar into the bread. It looks like it would be pretty good.

So long response to your simple question - no, not odd at all!
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Old 02-06-2006, 12:09 PM   #8
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All the men in my family have liked a slice of cheddar with their apple pie.
Apple pie is my favorite dessert in the world, and I prefer it "naked".
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Old 02-06-2006, 12:32 PM   #9
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I used to have an apple pie that included cheese in the pastry. It was delicious and I wish I still had it.
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Old 02-06-2006, 11:21 PM   #10
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Wow. And I thought I had an original idea there. Good to have validation though. Thanks for your inputs. I think I'll grate cheddar on top of the pie and not tell people what it is until after they've had a taste, and only if they were curious enough to ask what it was :-) (No harm skewing things in my favor, right?)
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