Cheddar-Topped Apple Pie Sundae Recipe

Go from simple ice cream to spectacular sundae in just a few steps. Transform plain vanilla with apple pie filling and top with crispy cheddar pie crust shards for a delightful dessert.

Related To:
apple pie sundae

Cheddar-Topped Apple Pie Sundae

Go from simple ice cream to spectacular sundae in just a few steps. Transform plain vanilla with apple pie filling and top with crispy cheddar pie crust shards for a delightful dessert.

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson


  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 1/2 cup apple pie filling (homemade or store bought), divided
  • 1 pie crust dough
  • Flour for rolling
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water


Allow ice cream to soften slightly. Place 4 cups of ice cream and 1 cup of apple pie filling in a large bowl. Gently mix just until the apples are evenly distributed. Press the ice cream in a container and top with a lid or cling film directly on the surface of the ice cream. Place in the freezer until completely hardened.

Roll the pie crust dough to 1/4" thick on a clean flat surface. Use flour as needed on the surface and the rolling pin to prevent sticking. Sprinkle the cheddar cheese over half of the dough. Fold the other half over the cheese and roll again to make a rectangle that will fit on a baking sheet and is 1/8" to 1/4" thick. Place the sheet of dough on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Whisk the water and egg together in a small bowl until smooth and pale yellow. Use a pastry brush to lightly coat the surface of the dough. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before proceeding.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the chilled dough and baking sheet in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely on the tray.

To assemble, scoop ice cream into a bowl. Break the sheet of baked pie crust into shards. Place two shards in each bowl. Top with a dollop of apple pie filling from the reserved 1/2 cup. Serve immediately. 

Next Up

Decadent Shot Glass Brownie Sundae Recipe

These brownie sundaes are just a few bites of decadence that your guests are sure to appreciate. Make them ahead and put them in the freezer, and then just top with whipped cream and a cherry to serve.

Flaky Cherry Pie Fries Recipe

Take a new spin on fries. These sweet and savory pie fries are light and crispy, yet still sturdy enough for dipping in some cherry "ketchup."

Cheesy Pie Crust Parmesan Sticks Recipe

Ignite your Italian dinner with simple pie crust parmesan sticks. These easy-to-make sticks are a delicious flaky and cheesy addition to any Italian-inspired meal.

Perfect Pie Crust Cracker S'mores Recipe

Is it possible to improve on the classic? Maybe, if your love for pie crust outweighs your love for graham crackers. This simple recipe gives s'mores a crispy, flaky base that will leave your guests asking for, well, s'more.

Poppy Seed Pigs in a Pie Recipe

A classic gets a flaky upgrade with pie crust. Pairing great sausage with pie crust and poppy seeds takes this hors d'oeuvre from mundane to magnificent.

Classic Creamy Banana Pudding Recipe

This tiny banana pudding is just the right amount of comfort food and is the perfect end to a delicious meal.

Spicy Pulled Pork Pie Crust Empanadas Recipe

Pulled pork gets a Cuban kick with these easy empanadas. Use leftover pulled pork or start from scratch for an on-the-go tasty dish.

Flaky Apple Cheesecake Breakfast Tarts

Breakfast just got a little more interesting. These pastries are perfect for the morning, but could be eaten just about any time.

Turn Store-Bought Cookies into Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches

These aren't your typical ice cream sandwiches. Upgrade store-bought cookies by decking them out with delicious ice cream pairings.

How To Make Apple Pie Dip

Turn orchard-fresh apples into a lip-smacking dip perfect for fall gatherings.
More from:

Lazy Entertainer