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With generous, rich fillings of fruitiness within delicious fruit sauce, Mud’s fruit pies to buy online are encased in an all-butter shortcrust pastry and finished off by our bakers with a pastry motif – what we call here at Mud our pie-dentification.

From our twist on the classic Apple Pie with Cheddar Cheese Crust and Blackberry and Apple Pie, to our luxurious Apricot Pie and Black Cherry Pie, there’s something for every sweet tooth.

The British love of apple pie – where did it all begin?

Apple pie has been a popular dessert in Britain for centuries and its history can be traced back to medieval times. However, the early versions of apple pie were quite different from the pies we know today.

In the Middle Ages, pies were often made with meat fillings, and it wasn't until the late 16th century that fruit fillings began to be used in pies. Apple pie quickly became a popular dessert, as apples were a common fruit so they were in plentiful supply.

The apple pie grew and grew in popularity in Britain from then on, but it wasn’t until the 18th and 19th centuries that the recipe began to evolve into something more like the apple pies we eat nowadays. Sugar was added to make the pie sweeter, and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg were used for flavour.

Mud’s Apple Pie with Cheddar Cheese Crust

A perfect blend of sweet and savoury. This unique twist on a traditional favourite showcases the harmonious union of sweet and savoury flavours, resulting in a culinary masterpiece that tantalizes the taste buds!

Apple and cheese is a classic pairing that has been enjoyed for generations and we’ve taken that winning combination as the inspiration for our Apple Pie with Cheddar Cheese Crust. This unique twist on traditional apple pie adds a savoury element to the sweetness of the apples, creating a delicious and well-rounded flavour profile.

When baked, the cheese crust creates a golden-brown, crispy top layer that adds a unique texture to the pie – it’s an absolute crowd pleaser.

What goes best with apple pie?

There's something truly magical about a perfectly baked apple pie. Its golden crust, filled with warm and fragrant soft apple, captures the essence of comfort and nostalgia. While this classic pudding shines on its own, there are various ways to elevate its flavours and textures, creating a symphony of taste that will leave your taste buds dancing with delight!

Here are a few unusual ideas, as well as the more traditional options:

Apple Pie with Fruit Coulis

Something different from the norm to serve with your apple pie is a fruit coulis. This is a fantastic way to add a vibrant burst of colour and intense flavour. A coulis is a sauce made from pureed fruits or vegetables that is typically strained to achieve a smooth texture.

Coulis can be made from a variety of fruits, allowing for versatile pairings with different types of fruit pies and the choice of fruit can be tailored to match or contrast with the flavours of the pie, adding depth and complexity.

A coulis drizzled over or alongside a hot fruit pie is quite eye-catching. The bright colours of the coulis, such as deep red from berries or bright orange from citrus fruits, create a visual appeal that adds to the overall enjoyment. You can also get creative with your coulis and make patterns on the plate – a la Master Chef!

Apple Pie with Crème Fraiche

Another slightly novel idea is crème fraiche. With a hot fruit pie, it offers a tangy, creamy and lighter alternative to other choices. Its delicate flavour and texture is a different experience from the more traditional likes of custard and cream and, whether spooned over the pie or served on the side, crème fraîche adds a touch of sophistication and an unusual tang to every bite.

Apple Pie with Whipped Cream

Double or single cream are commonly served with apple pie because, quite frankly, they are delicious options! But whipped cream is a slight variation on this theme which makes the whole experience a bit special. It adds a light texture that complements the flaky pastry and a dollop of whipped cream enhances the natural flavours of the pie.

Apple Pie with Custard

Can’t forget to mention the old favourites! Custard is a classic topping. Its rich, velvety texture makes for a very satisfying pudding and combines well with the sweet apple filling.

Apple Pie with Ice Cream

Vanilla ice cream is another very popular accompaniment to apple pie. The cold ice cream contrasts with the warm filling of the pie, which, when melted together, takes it to another level of indulgence!

Frequently Asked Questions..

Is apple pie best served cold?

When the weather is hot, cold apple pie can provide a refreshing and cooling sensation. The chilled filling and crust offer respite from the heat, making it a satisfying treat on a warm day.

Also, cold apple pie can feel lighter compared to its warm counterpart. The chilled filling may have a firmer texture, which can make it feel less heavy on the palate, particularly when paired with a scoop of cold ice cream or a spoonful of whipped cream.

Is apple pie best served hot?

On a chilly day, a warm apple pie can provide comfort and warmth. The heat emanating from the pie, along with the soft, gooey filling creates a cosy and comforting experience.

Is apple pie good as a snack?

Cold apple pie is convenient and portable, making it easy to grab and eat on the go. It doesn't require reheating and can be enjoyed straight from the fridge, making it a convenient option for picnics, outdoor gatherings, or as a quick dessert.

Do apple and cheese work well together?

One of the key reasons why cheese and apples work so well together is the contrast they bring to the table. Apples have a naturally sweet, refreshing and fruity taste. On the other hand, cheese adds a savoury and sometimes tangy note, bringing depth and richness to the combination. This interplay of sweet and savoury creates a dynamic sensory experience that keeps the taste buds intrigued!

Apples and cheese can be enjoyed in various forms, from simple slices of apple served alongside a cheese platter to more elaborate creations like apple and cheese tartlets, grilled cheese with apple slices, or apple and cheese salads. The possibilities are endless, allowing you to explore different flavour profiles and experiment with your personal preferences. But why not start by sampling our Apple Pie with Cheddar Cheese Crust?

Buy Apple Pie Online Today

Mud’s Apple Pie with Cheddar Cheese Crust is a British classic but with a twist: the addition of some delicious cheddar cheese which offsets the apple beautifully. Whether you're a fan of traditional apple pie or an adventurous food lover looking for a unique twist, this combination is sure to satisfy your cravings and leave you longing for more.

Don’t just take our word for it though, here’s what one of our lovely customers, Kelly B from Swindon, had to say:

“I received my fruit pies today and oh my the apple with the cheddar pastry is amazing, thank you, it was truly amazing, as is everything I've had from you guys.”

Delicious individual Apple Pie for delivery to your door

Our Apple Pies with Cheddar Cheese Crust are typically delivered within 4 working days of ordering across the majority of mainland UK postcodes. All our Fruit Pies are delivered in chilled packaging and have a 6 day chilled shelf life or 6 months when frozen, giving you plenty of time to enjoy your delicious pies. And remember, apple pies are very versatile as they can be enjoyed both hot and cold, they’re equally good either way! Buy your Apple Pie with Cheddar Cheese Crust today.

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