Cheese n' Apple Pie

A Savory Concoction of Cheesy Appley Goodness!

Cheese n' Apple Pie
5 apples, peeled & sliced
1 Tbl sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Butter
1 cup chopped Brie Cheese
1/3 cup grated parmesan
1 tbl Minute Tapioca
3 Tbl Apple Juice

Sauté peeled & sliced apples in butter until cooked. Place in bowl and add 1 Tbl sugar and 1/4 tsp cinnamon and mix thoroughly. Set aside to cool.

Add 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese to the dough and chill.

Add 1 cup of chopped brie to cooled apple filling, 1 Tbl Minute Tapioca, and 3 Tbl of Apple Juice. Roll out dough and dump mixture into the bottom pie crust. Roll out the second dough disk and transfer it to the top of the pie. Pinch the two crusts together and tuck into the dish to seal. Cut slits into the crust as vents. Brush pie with melted butter. Bake at 400° until crust is golden brown, about 50 minutes. Cheesy and delicious!

This pie was inspired by a co-worker who is a pastry chef. He concocted a delicious appetizer with apples and brie in filo dough that he shared with the staff. Yum! I have adjusted the recipe slightly, adding more apples (in addition to two Granny Smiths and two Honey Crisps I have added a couple of Galas) and I also added grated parmesan to the crust for added cheesiness. For the brie, I used the slightly stronger flavored double cream brie Le Petit Brie De Paris from Whole Foods. Because the apples are tart, and there is very little sugar, this is a very savory pie. It could just as easily be an appetizer as a dessert. In any case, enjoy!

Thanks William!

— The Pie Lady

The Pie Diaries was cooked up by Mary Osborn

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Cheesy Goodness • February 2017