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Homestyle Apple Pie With Wisconsin Cheddar Wings

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INGREDIENTS

2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
3 tbsp. vegetable shortening or lard
5 - 6 tbsp. ice water
6 large Granny Smith apples peeled, cored and sliced
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 lemon, juice
Wisconsin Cheddar cheese, as needed

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. 1
    Pastry: Place flour and salt into food processor work bowl; pulse several times. Add butter and lard or shortening. Pulse 5 to 6 times to crumble together. With processor running, slowly add enough ice water until dough pulls away from sides of the bowl. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead several times and form into a ball. Flatten dough. Wrap in plastic. Chill at least one hour. Divide dough in half. Return one half to refrigerator. Place one half on floured surface. Let the dough warm 5 minutes. Roll out dough and place in 9" pie plate.
  2. 2
    Filling: In a large bowl, combine apples, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Turn the apple mixture into pastry-lined pie plate. Sprinkle with lemon juice and dot with butter.
  3. 3
    Remove remaining dough from refrigerator. Let dough warm 5 minutes. Roll out and place on top of apple mixture. Trim dough and crimp edges. Cut decorative vents in the top. Chill. Bake at 450°F for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 375°F. Continue baking for 45 to 50 minutes or until pie is golden. Serve the pie slightly warm, with thin slices of wisconsin cheddar cheese wedges (wings).

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