May 5, 2013

Apple and cinnamon cheddar cheese pies

   What a nice day! Everything becomes brighter and warmer and I feel harmony and happiness. Let the Easter be full of joy and goodness. I wish you love for your family, friends and relatives. Happy Easter!
    We celebrate the Holiday with traditional food. Except kulich, Paskha and colored eggs I usually bake easter pies. They are with juicy apple and cinnamon filling and sugared crunchy crust. The pies are so appetizing that I'd like to grab one just from the picture. And what about you?

 Easter pies

Apple and cinnamon cheddar cheese pies
(the recipe is from Desserts for breakfast)

Preparation: 1,5 hour.
Process: 20 min. Yield 12.


2 cups (260 gr) AP flour
1/4 tspn salt
4 oz.(113 gr) extra sharp white cheddar cheese
2/3 cup (151 gr) butter, cold
5-6 Tbspn water, cold
500 gr apples
1 Tbspn lemon juice
1/4 cup (25 gr) sugar
1 tspn ground cinnamon
1/8 tspn ground cloves
1/2 tspn freshly grated nutmeg

heavy cream
turbinado sugar


1. Combine the flour and salt in a bowl.
2. Coarsely grate the cheese. Using a pastry cutter, cut in the cheese and cold butter into the flour until the size of small peas.
3. Gradually add the water one tablespoon at a time until the dough holds together when pressed. Do not overmix!
4. Wrap the dough in parchment paper or plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour.
5. Meanwhile, prepare the filling. Peel, core, and chop the apples into small chunks. Toss to combine the apples with the lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.
6. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
7. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll it out to about 1/8" thick. Cut out 5 inch circles. Fill each circle with apples and fold in half. Press the edges together tightly, crimping with a fork. Cut three small slits on the top of each pie. Chill the pies in the refrigerator or freezer briefly if the dough has softened.
8. Before baking, brush the tops of the pies with heavy cream. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
9. Bake at 450 degrees F for five minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees and continue baking for 15 more minutes, until the crust is golden.
10. Remove from oven and cool briefly before serving.


1 comment:

  1. Oh these little pies sound so delicious! I love the combination of sharp cheese with sugar and spices. And the photo is absolutely beautiful!


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