apple parmesan pie

apple parmesan pie

Before you disregard this recipe – give it a chance! Haha I know it sounds a little odd…the classic cheese apple pie taken a step further with parmesan. I was very skeptical about it when I saw Giada make it on her show, but I have found I can trust Giada :) and this was no exception! It’s definitely different, but in a fabulous way…like vanilla ice cream with good olive oil on top, if you catch my gist. It’s not too hard but it tastes so gourmet and delicious!



2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon kosher salt 

14 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed and chilled 

1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 

1/2 cup ice water 


2 pounds apples, such as Granny Smith, peeled, cored and cut into 1/3-inch wedges

1/4 cup sugar 

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice 

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

1 large egg, beaten 

2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese 


  1. Chill the bowl and blade of a food processor for 1 hour before starting.
  2. For the dough: To the food processor, add the flour and salt and pulse to combine. Add the cold butter and the cheese and pulse 3 or 4 times or until chickpea-sized pieces of butter remain. With the machine running, drizzle in the ice water until the dough just starts to come together. Turn the dough out onto a piece of plastic wrap and form into a flat disk. Wrap tightly and refrigerate for at least an hour and up to 2 days.
  3. Position an oven rack on the lower third of the oven. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  4. For the filling: In a medium bowl, combine the apples, sugar, lemon juice, flour, salt and cinnamon. Toss well to coat evenly.
  5. Divide the dough in half. Roll out one of the dough pieces to an approximately 11-inch round and line the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate. Fill the pie crust with the apple mixture. Roll out the remaining dough into another 11-inch round and place on top. Trim the edges so there is a 1/2-inch overhang around the plate. Tuck the overhang under itself and press down to seal the edge. Using 2 knuckles and the tip of your finger, crimp the edges to make a decorative edge. Cut an X in the center of the top pie crust and open the corners to make a small hole in the center of the pie. Brush the pie evenly with the egg and sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.
  6. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until the crust is deep golden brown and the mixture inside is bubbling, about 45 minutes. Remove to a wire rack and cool for at least 2 hours before serving.