Recipe: Cheddar apple crisp

Recipe Cheddar apple crisp

Are you a cheese lover? Then you may already know the pleasures of combining the strong flavours of cheese with the mild sweet flavours of fruit such as grapes and apples. In a multi-course dinner, Italians typically enjoy cheese and fruit prior to having dessert. This recipe for a cheddar apple crisp wonderfully combines both. 

Makes: 8 servings


  • 4 cups apples (crisp and tart such as Braeburn), peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 plus 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed, divided
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. Preheat oven to 175 C.
  2. Combine apples, lemon juice and 1/3 cup brown sugar. Arrange in buttered 20-22cm square pan.
  3. Combine dry ingredients and cut in butter until mixture is crumbly; gently mix in cheese.
  4. Sprinkle evenly over apple mixture.
  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  6. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream, garnish with shredded cheese.