Apple and Cheddar Penne Pie Recipe
Last night I made this yummy Apple and Cheddar Penne Pie ! Unbelievable! Try it!
Makes: 8 servings
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 2/3 cup panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs)
- 3 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme
- 12 ounces dried penne pasta (3 1/2 cups)
- 2 cups chopped peeled tart cooking apples (3 medium)
- 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion, such as Vidalia or Walla Walla (1 small)
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 whole milk
- 1/2 cup apple cider
- 2 3 ounce packages cream cheese, softened and cut up
- 1 1/2 cups shredded white cheddar cheese (6 ounces)
Fresh thyme sprigs (optional)
Directions1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 10-inch springform pan with 1 tablespoon of the softened butter. Sprinkle sides of pan with 1/3 cup of the panko to coat; set aside. Melt the remaining 1 tablespoon softened butter. Stir the remaining 1/3 cup panko and 1 teaspoon of the thyme into melted butter; set aside.
2. Cook pasta 2 minutes less than directed by package directions; drain. Return pasta to pan; set aside.
3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan cook apples and onion in the 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes or until tender. Add flour, salt, and pepper to saucepan. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in milk and apple cider. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low. Add cheeses and the remaining 2 teaspoons thyme; stir until cheese melts.
4. Add sauce mixture to pasta; stir to combine. Spoon pasta mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle with reserved panko mixture.
5. Bake, uncovered, about 40 minutes or until edges are bubbly. Let stand on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Remove sides of pan. Using a serrated knife, cut pie into eight wedges. If desired, top with fresh thyme sprigs.
Posted on September 26, 2012, in Recipe and tagged Apple and Cheddar Penne Pie, Apple cider, Butter, Cooking apples, Cream cheese, Ground pepper, Penne pasta, Recipe, Shredded white cheddar cheese, Sweet onion, walla walla, Whole milk. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.