Apple Cheddar Slab Pie

The perfect ratio of sweet apple filling with a Cheddar-infused crust…it makes enough for a crowd!

Serves: 24Prep: 1 hourCook: 1 hour 30 minutesTotal: 2 hours 30 minutesDifficulty: Medium


Serves: 24

Ingredients

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water
  • 5 pounds tart baking apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Directions

  • Heat oven to 375°F.
  • Mix together flour, cheese, sugar and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. With a fork slowly add water until mixture just comes together. Divide dough in half, wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • In a large bowl toss together apples, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg; set aside.
  • On a floured surface roll out 1 piece of dough to a 20”x15” rectangle. Transfer to an 18”x13” half sheet pan. Spread apples evenly across crust.
  • Roll out remaining dough to an 19”x14” rectangle. Place on top of filling; seal and crimp edges together. Brush top with cream and sprinkle with sugar; cut several small slits.
  • Bake 45-55 minutes until crust is golden and filling is bubbly. Cool at least 30 minutes before serving.