An apple pie without the cheese, is like a kiss, without the squeeze. So the saying goes. But I’d never had an apple pie with cheese in it before. Until Sunday!

James Cagney's Apple Cheese Pie RecipeI made this for Mr R, his lovely sister Julia and her lovely hubby Nick.  It was bloody delicious!  I would definitely bung some cheddar in again, next time I make an apple pie.  Here’s ye olde recipe…

James Cagney’s Apple Cheese Pie

7 cups pared, sliced cooking apples [I used 8 granny smiths]

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar [I used a little less brown sugar]

3 tablespoons flour

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Toss together in a large bowl until mixed.

1 package pie-crust mix [I made my own pastry in the Magimix – sooooo easy!]

Prepare as directed.  Roll out and fill a 9-inch pie pan.  Fill with half apple mixture.

1/2 pound sliced process cheese [I used cheddar]

Make a layer of cheese.  Add rest of apples.

2 tablespoons butter or margarine

Dot over the top.

Roll out rest of pastry.  Slit and place over the apples.  Press edges to seal.  Bake in a 425 degrees F / 220 degrees C / gas mark 7 oven for 40 minutes or until pie is done.  Serve warm.

Note: I only used a top layer of pastry, not one underneath, this worked fine.  I had my oven set so heat came from above as well as below.  If I make this again I’ll try just from below as the pastry got a tiny bit burned.  I didn’t mind though, I was so drunk by the time it came out of the oven I didn’t feel like this about it…

James Cagney aka Jimmy Cagney

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