Cheddar Pie Crust is a fun savory twist on classic pie crust. I love using this recipe in both sweet (Apple Galetteand savory (Guinness Pot Pie) recipes.

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Sweet or savory, you will love this cheddar pie crust. I followed my tried and true, bestest pie crust recipe and simply cut the amounts in half and added freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese.

dry + cold buttercheddar

To make the crust. In the bowl of your food processor add the flour, salt, butter and cheddar. With the lid on, pulse until large crumbles form. With the processor running, add in 1 tablespoon of water (no ice!) at a time. Until the dough comes together. 

I wouldn’t use bagged cheddar, the bagged stuff is coated in an anti-caking powder that won’t melt the cheddar and well, it’s just gross.

ice water collage

Add a tablespoon of water at a time until the dough comes together.

pop into the fridge

Form the dough into the shape that will fit your baking dish (round for pies or square for pot pie) and wrap in plastic or place into a quart-size re-sealable bag.

dough disk

After the 30 minutes of the dough being in the fridge, pull it out and roll. Follow the directions to your recipe for further baking temps and times.

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Cheddar Pie Crust
Yield: 1 galette or pot pie topper (about 8)

Cheddar Pie Crust

Cheddar Pie Crust is a fun savory twist on classic pie crust. I love using this recipe in both sweet (like my Apple Galette recipe) and savory recipes.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 stick ice cold unsalted butter, cut or cubed
  • 1-1/4 cups freshly yellow or white freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese (or Irish cheddar)
  • 3-4 tablespoons ice cold water

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of your food processor add the flour, salt, butter and cheddar. With the lid on, pulse until large crumbles form.
  2. With the processor running, add in 1 tablespoon of water (no ice!) at a time. The dough is perfect when a small amount is squeezed in your palm and it holds its shape.
  3. Form the dough into the shape that will fit your baking dish (round for pies or square for pot pie) and wrap in plastic or place into a quart-size re-sealable bag.
  4. Pop the dough round into the fridge to rest for at least 30 minutes. Can be made a day in advance.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200 Total Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 32mg Sodium: 317mg Carbohydrates: 16g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 0g Protein: 9g
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