Apple and Sausage Pie

Recipe courtesy of Pepin Heights

4 Tbsp cold unsalted butter … cut into small pieces
1/2 cup All-purpose Flour
1/2 pound sweet sausage
1 Tbsp butter
1 McIntosh apple…peeled, cored, and diced
2 egg yolks
1 egg
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine butter pieces with the flour and a pinch of salt.

Mix with fingertips until butter is almost entirely incorporated (mixture should be the consistency of bread crumbs). Add 1-2 Tbsp cold water to bind. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Remove the sausage from its casing and crumble. Sauté over medium heat. Drain grease.

In a separate skillet, heat 1 Tbsp butter and sauté the apple until just softened.

Combine egg yolks and egg with cream and a pinch of salt. Roll out dough and press into a 9″ pie tin. Place sausage in bottom of pie. Arrange apple on top of sausage and distribute cheese evenly over apple. Pour the egg mixture over everything. Bake for 50-60 minutes … until pie is somewhat firm.

Cool for a few minutes, but serve warm.

Serves 4-6.

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