I just love a good apple pie, don’t you? There’s just something about the combination of gooey, tart apples and buttery, flaky crust that makes my taste buds dance with joy. And today, I want to share with you not one, but TWO amazing apple pie recipes that I found floating around on the internet. I know, I know, there are about a million apple pie recipes out there, but trust me when I say that these two are truly special.
The first recipe comes from none other than Murray’s Cheese, one of my favorite cheese shops in the country. Yes, you read that right – this apple pie has CHEESE in it. Specifically, cheddar cheese. I know it sounds a little strange, but hear me out. The sharp, tangy flavor of the cheddar perfectly complements the sweetness of the apples and adds an extra layer of richness to the pie.
To make this delicious creation, start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees F. Then, roll out 1 1/2 store-bought pie crusts and place one in the bottom of a 9-inch pie dish. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of grated cheddar cheese over the crust, followed by 6 cups of thinly sliced apples (a mix of Granny Smith and Honeycrisp works well). In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, and sprinkle the mixture over the apples. Dot with 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter and top with the remaining crust. Brush the crust with milk and sprinkle with a mixture of coarse sugar and sea salt. Bake for 50-60 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.
And now, onto the second recipe. This one comes from a baker named Ronnie Murray, and it’s a classic take on apple pie with a twist – a secret ingredient that takes it to the next level. Are you ready for it? Drumroll, please… It’s almond extract! Just a small amount of this magical elixir brings out the nutty, toasty flavor of the apples and makes the whole house smell amazing.
To make this version of apple pie, preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Roll out 1 pie crust and place it in the bottom of a 9-inch pie dish. In a large bowl, mix together 5 cups of thinly sliced Granny Smith apples, 1/2 cup of sugar, 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, and 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract. Pour the mixture into the crust, dot with 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, and top with another crust. Brush the crust with milk and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 375 degrees F and bake for an additional 30-40 minutes, until the filling is bubbly and the crust is golden brown.
There you have it, folks – two amazing apple pie recipes that are sure to please any crowd. Whether you prefer your pie with a little cheese or a little nuttiness, these recipes are guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth and warm your soul. So go ahead, give them a try – you won’t be disappointed!