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I know you are worried about the flavor being bland, but have you tried mixing the aged, dry cheese with one that will melt better? The flavor of a good, mature cheese goes a long way, so I don't think you will notice a loss of flavor... Find a flavorful, relatively young, melty cheese, experiment with the proportions, and give it another try.
I don't know that this is a perfect ratio, but I will say it's my favorite crumb crust. It's from America's Test Kitchen's Lemon Cheesecake. 5 ounces Nabisco Barnum's Animal Crackers or Social Tea Biscuits 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and kept warm So, 5 oz crumbs, 1.5 oz sugar, 2 oz butter.
You can try to add some emulsifiers. Or even use processed cheeses (which contain those emulsifiers).
Try it with the peel pureed. I've made a few pies this way and it works well - also adds a bit of color! Really thoroughly wash the apples Cut-out any bad-spots Peel 'em! Throw some of the apple-slices in with the peel and blend. Use a stick-blender for best results Toss the puree in with the rest of the apple-mix and bake!
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