Cheddar-Almond Pie with Cranberry Streusel

One bite of this delicious pie will convince you that this cranberry-cheddar cheese pairing was destined for dessert.

Wisconsin Cheese Cheddar-Almond Pie with Cranberry Streusel Recipe
Active Time
30 Minutes


Cranberry-Almond Streusel:


Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Young Cheddar can be used in this recipe.


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Roll out pie pastry on a lightly floured surface into a 10-inch circle. Transfer pastry to a 9-inch pie plate. Trim pastry to 1/2 inch of plate; flute edges.
  3. Place slivered almonds into a food processor; cover and process until finely ground. Add cheddar; cover and pulse until cheddar mixture resembles coarse sand.
  4. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, flour, cornstarch, vanilla and cheddar mixture; beat just until mixture is blended. Spoon into pastry.

Cranberry-Almond Streusel:

  1. Combine the cranberries, sliced almonds and brown sugar in a bowl; sprinkle over filling. Lightly pat streusel.
  2. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until filling is set and puffs slightly in center. Lightly cover with foil if crust or cranberries are over-browning. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Cheddar is available white (off white or even golden yellow, depending on the milk) or with an orange hue. A natural plant dye extracted from the flavorless annatto seed is added to give orange cheddar its color. 


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