- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 6 cups peeled, sliced tart apples
- 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1½ tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1½ cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 1/4 cup milk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large bowl, stir together sugar, flour and cinnamon. Add sliced apples, dried fruit and pecans, and toss to coat. Place in a buttered 9- by 9-inch pan.
Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Toss in cheddar cheese. In a separate bowl, mix melted butter and milk. Stir liquid mixture into flour mixture just until combined. Spoon topping evenly over apple mixture.
Bake until top is puffed and golden, about 25 to 30 minutes. Serve warm. Top with plain heavy cream or whipped cream, if desired.
Makes 8 servings.