Preheat oven to 350Ëš.
Prepare pie shell and press into pie plate; sprinkle ½ of Swiss cheese in pie shell and bake 10 minutes on lowest rack of oven; cool.
In medium skillet, sauté apples and shallots in butter until soft (about 8-10 minutes).
Stir in flour, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Spread apple mixture evenly in pie shell; sprinkle with remaining cheese. In separate glass bowl, whisk together eggs, half & half and salt. Place pie plate on lowest rack in oven; pour egg mixture over apples and cheese.
Bake until firm and knife comes out clean (about 60 minutes).
Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes.
*Suggested varieties: Empire, Jonamac, Ida Red
Recipe, submitted by Jennifer Vick of DeWitt, Michigan, was a winner in the 2009 Michigan Apple Committee online amateur recipe contest.