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Cheddar-Almond Pie with Cranberry Streusel

One bite of this delicious pie will convince you that the famous cranberry-cheddar cheese pairing was destined for dessert.

Wisconsin Cheese Cheddar-Almond Pie with Cranberry Streusel Recipe
Active Time
30 Minutes
Servings
6-8

Ingredients

Cranberry-Almond Streusel:

Cheese

Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Aged Cheddar or Young Cheddar can be used in this recipe.

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface. Transfer to a 9-inch pie plate, and trim to 1/2 inch of plate; flute edges.
  3. Place slivered almonds in a food processor; cover and process until finely ground. Add cheddar; cover and pulse until cheddar mixture resembles coarse sand.
  4. Cream butter and sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the cheddar mixture, eggs, flour, cornstarch and vanilla; beat just until mixture is blended. Spoon in pastry. 

Cranberry-Almond Streusel:

  1. Combine the cranberries, sliced almonds and brown sugar in a bowl; sprinkle over filling. Lightly pat streusel.
  2. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until filling puffs slightly in center and a thermometer inserted near the center reads 160ºF. Lightly cover with foil if cranberries begin to brown. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers.

Cheesemonger Tip

Select for cheesemonger info

Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Cheddar is available white (off white or even golden yellow, depending on the milk) or with an orange hue. A natural plant dye extracted from the flavorless annatto seed is added to give orange cheddar its color. 

 

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