This unusual recipe forms part of my series using in season Pink Lady® Apples. Apples and cheese are a classic combo, the savoury addition of cheese to a sweet tart takes this “cake” to a new level ! Tart green apples can be used if Pink Lady® are not available. The Brazil nuts can be substituted for walnuts, which are equally delicious. The essential ingredient is the extra mature cheddar, I can not stress this strongly enough! Do not use anything less than a very good quality mature cheddar, anything less will result in a bland greasy cake.

3 ways with Pink Lady® Apples series, crumbly apple and cheddar cheese

Crumbly Pink Lady ® Apple & Cheddar Cheese Tart 

Serves 8- 10

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time; 50 -60 minutes


175g self raising flour

5ml baking powder

75g light Muscovado sugar ( I use Natural sugar)

50g raisins

50g sultanas

50g Brazil nuts

575g Pink Lady® apple, cored, and thinly sliced

2 large free range eggs

90 ml light vegetable oil

100g extra Mature Cheddar cheese, crumbled or grated

75g Pecorina cheese, crumbled

Demerara Icing sugar to serve ( I use Natura® sugar )


Preheat oven to 180oC, and grease a 25cm loose bottom flan tin.
In a large bowl, sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl. Stir in the apples, sultanas, raisins, nuts and sugar. Beat the eggs with the oil and add to the dry ingredients. Mix well, I find using my hands the easiest.
Turn half the mixture into the prepared tin and level the surface. Scatter over the crumbled cheese, then cover with the remaining apple mixture. Roughly spread the mixture to the edges of the tin.
Bake in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes until golden and just firm. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack. Serve warm dusted with icing sugar.

Recipe from Good Housekeeping The Cooks Year ( Not an affiliate link) One of my all time favourite recipe books.
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For more recipes in the In Season Pink Lady® series see the links below

Pink Lady Apple & Cheddar “Cake”

In season, 3 ways with Pink Lady® Apples series
Pink Lady Apple & Cheddar Cake
In season, 3 ways with Pink Lady® Apples series
Pink Lady Apple & Cheddar “Cake”
cover pic of blog post Apple and Cheddar Cheese Tart
Pink Lady Apple & Cheddar “Cake” on blue Jamie Oliver fluted loose bottom tart tin
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