In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Apple, sausage and cheddar torte

by | Sep 22, 2011

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their Got to Be Good Cookin’ segment using ingredients grown and available right here in North Carolina.

Brian and Lisa continue a month of blue-ribbon recipes leading up to the 2011 N.C. State Fair with this one for an apple, sausage and cheddar torte. This winning recipe is from Lisa Raschke of Raleigh, who took home first-place in the 2010 N.C. Apple Growers Association’s apple recipe contest. The savory breakfast entree features a layer of sausage, a mixture of cooked apples and onions, as well as a ricotta and cheddar cheese topping. Lisa says you can use any flavorful N.C. apple for this recipe, including Granny Smith, Honeycrisp and Pink Lady varieties.

You can find more information about the 2011 specialty cooking contests on the State Fair website. The entry deadline is Oct. 7. The N.C. State Fair will be held at the N.C. State Fairgrounds Oct. 13-23. Discount tickets are available online now through Oct. 13. Adult tickets are $6 in advance, $8 at the gate. Children’s tickets are $2 in advance or $3 at the gate. Children 5 and under and seniors age 65 and older get in free. Ride sheets also can be purchased in advance for $10 for a sheet of 18 tickets. For more information, including a complete schedule of events and show times, or to buy fair tickets, go to