Cameo Apples and Apple Cheddar Bread Recipe

The Cameo is highly sought after late season apple. Its crisp, sweet flavor is definitely a fan favorite. It also is slow to brown which is great for lunches and apple salads.



Approximate Ripening Date: October 8th


Flavor: Firm and Crisp with a highly appealing subacidic, aromatic flavor. Some may find the flavor brighter with a hint of lemon, but with pear overtones.


Baking: The Cameo cooks down into a smoother sauce and maintains a sweet with slight tangy flavor.


History: Chance seedling found in Washington in 1980. Possibly a Red Delicious x Golden Delicious cross.


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Apple Cheddar Bread

Genny Derer, Madison from the Wisconsin Apple Growers Cookbook

1999 Finalist


2-1/2 cups flour

3/4 cup sugar

3 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

2 eggs – beaten

3/4 cup milk

1/3 cup margarine

2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1-1/2 cups peeled chopped Wisconsin apples

3/4 cup chopped nuts


Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Add beaten eggs, milk and margarine. Mix well. Stir in remaining ingredients. Spoon into greased and floured 9 x 9 loaf pan. Bake at 350-degrees for 65-70 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Remove from pan and cool.


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