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Cheddar Apple Bundles

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This is another in a series of recipes I made to try and use up some apples I had rolling off of my kitchen counter.

Why did I buy so many apples, you ask? Because I’m crazy! First, I bought a bag of MacIntosh apples, and then I heard that Cortlands were good, so I bought a bag of those… and then I bought a bag of my favourite kind, Granny Smith.

I am an applepotamus.

Cheddar Apple Bundles
Cheddar Apple Bundles

This adorable dish is great for weekend brunch. It sounds like a weird combination to some people – apple and cheddar really isn’t that odd of a pairing! At the same time, it is hard to decide whether this tastes more like a savoury dish or a dessert.

Although sweet from the apple, the dough is not especially sweet, so it’s perfectly fine for a main course!

This sounds weird, but the apple and cheese melted together to make a sort of gravy inside the parcel. It was a tasty mix of sweet and salty, all oozy (but in a good way)!

Cheddar Apple Bundles - ready to eat
Ready to eat...

Recipe after the jump!

Cheddar Apple Bundles

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  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut up
  • 6 to 8 Tbsp. cold water
  • 2 medium apples, peeled, cored, and chopped (about 2 cups)


  1. Combine brown sugar and pecans; set aside.
  2. In food processor combine flour, 1/2 cup of the cheese, granulated sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; cover and process with one on/off turn. Add butter. Cover; process with several on/off turns until size of small peas.
  3. With processor running, slowly add water to make dough come together in a ball. Gently knead until smooth.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  5. Divide dough in 8 pieces. For each bundle, on floured surface roll dough in 8-inch circle.
  6. Place 3 tablespoons cheese and 1/4 cup apple in center. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon nut mixture. Brush dough edges with water. Bring up dough edges and press together to seal.
  7. Sealed sides up, place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until pastry is golden.
  8. Cool 10 minutes on baking sheet. Serve warm. Makes 8 servings.

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