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I adapted this recipe from the
California Milk Advisory Board. This would also make a great dessert course. This course features a lush
combination of white cheddar cheese, sweet-tart apples, and spicy walnut conserve. While the recipe calls for slicing the cheese in a rectangle shape, this dish
would also be lovely with other shapes of cheese slices. Keep the size of each slice about 1/2 ounce.
Check out Linda's
Appetizer Recipes for more great appetizer ideas.
Don't forget to check out my
Grilled Rack of Lamb with Pinot Noir Marinade Dinner Menu which includes this wonderful White Cheddar with Apples.
White Cheddar with Apples Recipe
Yields: 6 servings
Prep time: 20 min
Apple Conserve (see recipe below)
8 rectangular slices sharp white cheddar cheese, about 2-1/2 inch by
1-1/2 inch by 1/4 inch each (about 1/2 ounce per slice)
Prepare Apple Conserve.
For each serving, place one slice of cheese on an individual serving plate.
Top with 1/4 of the cooled conserve mixture. Partially overlap with another slice of cheese.
Garnish with walnuts.
Makes 6 servings.
2/3 cup (about 1 medium apple), peeled and diced green
2/3 cup (about 1 medium apple), peeled and diced red apple
1/2 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
1/3 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup coarsely-chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons good-quality
* The original recipe uses apple cider vinegar.
I like the flavor or balsamic vinegar, but you can use either one. The better the quality of the balsamic vinegar, the richer the flavor.
In a small saucepan combine the diced
apples, brown sugar, raisins, chopped walnuts, and balsamic vinegar. Cook over
medium-low heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool.
NOTE: The original recipe says it serves 4, but I served 6 people with
this recipe and had plenty as you only use a small amount with the cheese.
Nutritional Information: Per serving: 330 calories, 9 g protein, 30 mg
cholesterol, 190 mg sodium, 2 g fiber, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 39%
calories from fat, 46 g carbohydrates.