Cheese and Apple Pie

Serves: 6

   3 tablespoons butter
   1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
   3 tablespoons salad oil
   1 1/2 tablespoons ice water
   6 apples pared, cored and thinly sliced
   1/3 cup agave
   2 tablespoons butter, melted
   3 tablespoons whole wheat flour
   1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
   1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
   1 cup sharp cheddar cheese

Cheese and Apple Pie is from the Cook'n with Agave collection.

CRUST: Cut butter into flour. Add oil slowly and continue mixing until dough is crumbly. Slowly add ice water, adding only enough to make mixture form soft ball. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface into a 12-inch circle. Place in 9-inch pie pan, turn under edges and crimp or flute.

FILLING: Combine apples with all ingredients except cheese. Place one-half of apple mixture in prepared pie crust. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup grated cheese. Repeat layers. Bake at 400F for 10 minutes, reduce heat to 325F and bake 20 to 25 minutes longer or until apples are tender.