Grocery Coupons

Grocery Coupons

Members can print free savings coupons

Brain Health Center

Brain Health Center

Learn how to live smart and stay sharp

Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle

Members save on e-
readers and tablets

Caring for loved ones?

Caring for loved ones?

Find the resources you need

Contests and

You Could Choose Your Dream Vacation!

Hawaii, the Grand Canyon or an Alaskan Cruise! No purchase necessary. Ends May 31. See official rules.

Most Popular


Apple-Asiago Pie Recipe

Course: Dessert
Total Time: Under 4 Hours
Skill Level: Easy
Cost: Moderate
  • Print
  • Bookmark
  • Recommend
Apple-Asiago Pie

Photo by: Joseph DeLeo

This recipe, which was developed by a former pastry chef at Flea St. Cafe, remains my son’s favorite version of apple pie. A twist on the classic combination of Cheddar cheese and apples, it may sound a bit unusual, but to us it’s even better.

Yield: Makes 10 servings



  • 1½ cups whole grain pastry flour
  • 1½ teaspoons dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter
  • ½ cup milk


  • 1 cup whole grain pastry flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup grated Asiago cheese (about 4 ounces)
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter


  • 6 large crisp apples, such as Granny Smith, Crispin, or Gala, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg


To make the crust: In a large bowl, combine the flour, thyme, and salt. Grate the butter into the mixture. Using your hands or a pastry blender, work the butter into the flour mixture until the pieces are about the size of peas. Add the milk, ¼ cup at a time, and blend until a soft, moist dough is formed. Add a few more tablespoons of milk if the dough seems dry. It should be somewhat sticky.

Form the dough into a ball, then flatten into a round disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

To make the topping: In a medium bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, cheese, and pepper. Grate the butter into the mixture. Using your hands or a pastry blender, work the butter into the flour mixture until the pieces are about the size of peas. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Preheat the oven to 350°F. When the piecrust dough is chilled, place it on a well-floured surface and roll to about a 1/8-inch thickness, turning and flouring the dough often to keep it from sticking. Fold the dough in half and place in a 9- or 10-inch pie plate. Unfold the dough, turn under the edges, and crimp them.

To make the filling: In a large bowl, combine the apples, brown sugar, cornstarch, and nutmeg. Transfer to the prepared crust.

Crumble the crumb topping over the apples. Bake for 1 hour, or until the crust is browned and the apples are soft. Place on a rack to cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing.

© 2000, 2008 Jesse Ziff Cool

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

515kcal (26%)
261mg (11%)
20g (31%)
12g (62%)
52mg (17%)
169mcg RAE (6%)
6mg (10%)
206mg (21%)
2mg (11%)

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

denny's restaurant member discount membership

Members save 15% all day, every day when dining at participating Denny’s restaurants.

Member Benefit Discount Dunkin Donuts Cream

Members get a FREE Donut with purchase of a L or XL beverage at Dunkin' Donuts.

Outback membership benefit aarp festive steak dinner

Members save 15% on lunch and dinner every day at Outback Steakhouse.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.