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Macaroni & Cheese Recipe
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Cornbread Topped Apple
Macaroni & Cheese
This recipe was developed by Melissa LaCaille from Kirkland, Washington, who took home $2,500 cash and a year supply of Tillamook cheese for the first ever People’s Choice Award.
Yields 8 servings.
- 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup diced yellow onion
- 2 cups cornbread muffin crumbles (store bought), about 2 large
- 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup half and half
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 pound (16 ounces) brick extra sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
- 1-1/2 cups diced Granny Smith apples (or other tart apples)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Melt 2 tablespoons butter and heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat. Add onion and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add cornbread crumbles, stir to combine, and remove from heat. Set aside.
- To prepare the macaroni and cheese, begin by bringing a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook according to package directions for al dente. Drain well and set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, melt remaining 1/4 cup butter over medium heat. Add flour and cook about two minutes or until roux is golden. Slowly whisk in half and half and milk; stir until the mixture has thickened and slightly darkened, about three minutes. Season with the salt, pepper and cinnamon. Slowly add the grated Cheddar, a little at a time; and stir until completely melted.
- Remove pan from heat. Mix in the reserved macaroni and apples. Stir until well combined. Pour the pasta mixture into a greased 2-1/2 quart casserole dish and top with reserved cornbread mixture. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly, golden on top. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Serve warm.
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