This wonderful casserole pairs cheddar cheese and apples. A bit of hoop cheese has been added to provide a creamier texture.
9 cooking apples (Granny Smith or McIntosh), peeled, cored, and sliced
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
10 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
6 ounces hoop cheese, grated
1 sleeve Ritz crackers, crumbled
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- Simmer apples in boiling water until just tender. Drain and layer half of the apples in a buttered 2-quart casserole. Combine remaining ingredients and sprinkle over apples. Repeat layering with the other half of the apples and remaining sugar, cheese, and cracker mixture.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Let rest for 10 minutes and serve.