Earlier this month we held a pie recipe contest with 425 Magazine in spirit of Thanksgiving and we selected Jonathan Shipley’s recipe for Cranberry-Apple Pie with cheddar crust as our contest winner! We chose Jonathan’s recipe for it’s unique twist on the classic apple pie; Our pastry chef Rebecca was excited to make the cheddar crust as it isn’t oft used!
Rebecca started with the filling, coring and peeling tart, Washington apples (Granny Smith is her preferred baking apple) and mixing all the spices with fresh cranberries.
The cheddar crust is simple in ingredients, but Rebecca looked forward to tasting how the savoriness of the cheddar balanced with the tartness of the apples and cranberries!
After adding some adorable final touches to the top of the crust, we baked for approximately 45 minutes until the crust was golden brown with cheddar goodness.