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Cheese & Apple Pie

Does anyone still eat their apple pie with a slice of cheddar on top anymore. Seems to be a thing of the past.

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  1. My mom loves her (home made, unsweetened) apple pie with a slice of old Cheddar cheese, I used to until becoming allergic to dairy and eggs! For my grandparents I bake shreds of it into the crust.

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    1. re: jo_jo_ba

      I love jo jo ba's idea of incorporating grated cheddar into the crust. I must try that!

    2. The slice of cheddar seems to have been replaced by a scoop of ice cream--the ubiquitous pie a la mode--but the apple pie/cheddar combo is a classic that I still love and have at home when I can.

      1. I remember a restaurant that we frequented as a kid where the very flaky crusted apple pie was served hot with a large wedge of cheddar on the side. I was confused the first time until dad instructed me to take a bite of pie and then pick up the wedge and take a small bite of cheese. An instant hit - maybe my first ever experience blending seemingly incompatable flavors. And, yes, it is a thing of the past. You never see it offered these days. Maybe I'll try again with my apple gallette.

        CP

        1. That's how my yankee grandparents always served it. And then, how my NE Mom served it. I'm sure when we were little, we had ice cream with it, but on the rare occasions that I make or serve an apple pie, we always have some sharp Vermont or NY cheddar to go with it.

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          1. re: Phurstluv

            And that's the way my NE-born paternal grandfather always liked his pie, and my father used to as well. I usually just ate my apple pie unadorned, but perhaps this Thanksgiving I'll slice up some extra-sharp cheddar to go with the small Apple Blossoms (only a few of us, so it's just a pumpkin pie vs. pumpkin AND apple).

          2. My Dad always said - "Apple Pie without the cheese, is like a kiss without the squeeze".

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            1. re: chowmel

              My dad says that too! I love apple pie with cheddar. Not melted on top, though. On the side.

              Don't really love ice cream on my pie. I like to eat my pie slowly and the ice cream just doesn't hold up. I also love the flavour of pie crust, so don't want to have it all soggy. If I want cream on my pie, I have whipped cream.

                1. re: chowmel

                  My late grandmother, born in the 1890's always said that, and I never have a slice without thinking of that or of her. Best I ever had, while on foliage vacation in VT several years ago, at a town fair, where hot apple pie, made with local apples, was served with sharp local cheddar. It was heaven on earth.

                  1. re: steakman55

                    I'd never heard of having cheddar cheese with apple pie until I met my now-hubby. His grandfather also used to say "apple pie without the cheese is like a kiss without the squeeze". Now I dig it. :o)