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Apple Pretzel Crisp With Wisconsin Aged Cheddar



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1 2/3 cups pretzel crumbs, crushed and divided (about 4 cups broken pretzels)
2 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided
1 1/2 tsp. grated lemon peel, divided
8 cups Granny Smith apples, cored and sliced 1/8" thick
2 1/2 cups natural unsweetened applesauce
2 cups finely shredded Wisconsin Sharp Aged Cheddar, divided (about 8 oz.)
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
3 tbsp. butter, melted
Low-fat yogurt (optional)


  1. 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. 2
    In large bowl, combine 2/3 cup pretzel crumbs, 2 tsp. cinnamon and 1 tsp. lemon peel. Add apple slices, tossing to coat well. Stir in applesauce and 1 cup of the cheddar. Spread mixture evenly in a 9"x13"x2" baking dish.
  3. 3
    In medium bowl, combine remaining pretzel crumbs and cheese, brown sugar, remaining cinnamon, lemon peel and butter. Sprinkle evenly over apple mixture. Bake 50 to 60 minutes, or until golden, bubbly and thick. Cool slightly before cutting. Serve warm or cold, topped with yogurt.


*To make the crumbs, place pretzel pieces on waxed paper. Cover with additional waxed paper. Using a rolling pin, crush or roll until crumb consistency. Or, place pretzel pieces in a food processor. Pulse until crumb consistency

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