Apple-Cheddar Cornbread

Apple-Cheddar Cornbread Recipe
Oxmoor House
Tidbits of tangy green apple are a nice surprise that balance the cheese in this crusty cast-iron favorite.


8 servings

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Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 13 Minutes
Cook: 28 Minutes


1 tablespoon butter
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and diced (1 cup)
1 tablespoon shortening
1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese


Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until melted. Add apple, and sauté 3 minutes or until just tender. Remove from heat, and set aside.

Preheat oven to 425°. Heat shortening in a 9" cast-iron skillet in oven 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, stir together cornmeal and next 3 ingredients. Whisk together milk and egg; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Stir in 6 tablespoons melted butter. Add sautéed apple and cheese, stirring just until combined.

Pour batter into hot skillet. Bake at 425° for 25 minutes or until golden. Cut into wedges.

Christmas With Southern Living,

Oxmoor House

June 2006
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