I was quite unhappy with the result of this pie. I liked the lemon/apple flavor combination, but the crust was a disaster. It was too much work to bother again; in fact, I threw the recipe away after one taste. The crust (ok, I'm no expert at making pie crust, but this was my biggest failure among some misses and some real successes) was dry and hard. I followed the recipe - it said it would be somewhat dry. It was more like loose flour! It fell apart. And the taste wasn't worth the effort.
Cheddar-Crusted Apple Pie
RobertT Posted: 11/16/09
crosscourt Posted: 05/09/11
I've made this recipe several times and it has always turned out. We really like it.
DirefulTuba5 Posted: 10/16/11
This was my first attempt at making a pie crust, and though it certainly wasn't a disaster, it was not as the recipe would suggest. Firstly, I ended up having far less crust dough than the recipe said it would create, so the top layer of crust was only enough to cover about half the pie. Secondly, the crust ended up tough (as in, I couldn't even cut it with my fork) and bland. The filling, on the other hand, was wonderful! I love the flavor combinations of Granny Smith apples, lemon, and spices. All in all, I'd say this recipe is probably best done by an experienced baker. My pie ended up edible and somewhat tasty, but don't make my novice mistake of attempting this as a beginner.
rstarrlemaitre Posted: 05/31/12
The filling was my favorite part of this, with such a surprising kick from the ginger and really nice bright lemon flavor. Very different from your standard apple pie. The crust was yummy but I was disappointed the cheddar flavor wasn't stronger. I'd use a full cup of cheddar in the crust next time, and sprinkle a little extra into the apple filling for good measure! Very yummy.