Cheddar-Apple Pie Bars

Wisconsin Cheese Cheddar-Apple Pie Bars Recipe
Active Time
30 Minutes
2 Dozen Bars



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


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place 3 cups flour and cold butter into a food processor; cover and pulse just until mixture resembles pea-sized crumbs. Add 1 1/2 cups sugar; cover and pulse until combined. Add ice water, a tablespoon at a time, pulsing after each addition until dough just holds together when pinched. Add cheddar; cover and pulse until dough is crumbly.
  3. Press half of the dough in bottom of a greased 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  4. Place apples into a large bowl. Combine the apple pie spice, remaining flour and sugar in a small bowl; sprinkle on fruit and toss lightly. Spoon apple mixture over crust.
  5. Sprinkle with remaining dough. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until fruit is bubbly and topping is golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting into bars. Serve with ice cream.

Cheesemonger Tip

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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.

Hook's One Year Sharp Cheddar has rich flavor that is slightly sharper than a medium cheddar. The cheddar flavor remains even after baking.

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