Cran-Apple Gouda Pie

Wisconsin Cheese Cran-Apple Gouda Pie  Recipe
Active Time
1 Hour


Cranberry-Apple Pie Filling:


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


  1. Combine the flour, gouda, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Cut in cold butter until mixture resembles pea-sized crumbs. Combine ice water and apple cider vinegar. Gradually add 1/2 cup water mixture, tossing with a fork. Add water mixture, a tablespoon at a time, until dough just holds together when pinched.
  2. Shape dough into a rectangle; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface into an 11 x 9-inch rectangle. Fold dough into thirds, starting with the short sides. Rotate dough 90 degrees. Repeat rolling out, folding and rotating dough three times. Divide dough in half. Shape into two disks; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Cranberry-Apple Pie Filling:

  1. Remove dough from the refrigerator 30 minutes before rolling out.
  2. Gently toss the apples, cranberries, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, orange zest, salt, thyme, pepper, cloves and nutmeg in a large bowl. Let stand for 25 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, roll out one disk of dough on a lightly floured surface to a 10-inch circle. Transfer pastry to a 9-inch pie plate. Spoon pie filling into pastry.
  4. Roll out remaining dough on a lightly floured surface into a 14 x 11-inch rectangle. Cut dough lengthwise into 14 x 3/4-inch-wide strips. Weave pastry strips over pie, creating a lattice, allowing excess dough to drape over the sides. Trim pastry to 1/2 inch of plate; pinch and flute edges. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. Heat oven to 400°F.
  6. Brush pastry with egg wash. Place pie on a baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Sprinkle with gouda. Bake for 30-35 minutes longer or until filling is bubbly and crust is golden brown. Lightly cover with foil if crust is over-browning. Cool on a wire rack.

Cheesemonger Tip

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This traditional, Dutch-style, whole raw milk gouda cheese is handcrafted in small batches and aged for 12-18 months. It's firm and slightly crystalized but has a buttery texture and sharp, rich flavors.

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