Apple, Fennel, and Cheddar Cheese Straws

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


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

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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