Apple, Fennel, and Cheddar Cheese Straws

Apple, Fennel, and Cheddar Cheese Straws
Photo by Pernille Pedersen


  • 1-½ tsp. fennel seed, coarsely crushed
  • Three ½-lb. sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed (from two 1.1-lb. packages)
  • Granulated sugar, as needed
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Fresh lemon juice, as needed
  • Kosher salt
  • ¾ oz. (1-½ Tbs.) unsalted butter
  • + 2 more ingredients
    • 1-½ oz. finely grated sharp Cheddar (¾ cup)
    • 1-½ lb. crisp apples (such as Sierra Beauty, Pippin, or Braeburn), peeled, cored, and cut into ¼-inch pieces

Melt the butter in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Add the apples and season lightly with salt. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until very tender and caramelized, 10 to 15 minutes. If there is any liquid remaining in the pan, remove the lid and allow it to evaporate. Purée the apples...

View full recipe at Fine Cooking


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