I had extra store bought pie crust leftover from making these mini apple pies, as well as some honeycrisp apples so I decided to try an appetizer recipe that had popped into my head.
Apple & cheddar go together very well- the tart/sweet combination of the fruit & that sharpness of the cheese... Plus the sweet hint of nutmeg. This may become a favorite appetizer for me for friends & family!
It is too easy, fast, looks great, is utensil-free & tastes yummy... what else could one want in an appetizer?!?!?
Apple Cheddar Appy
- 1 sheet (1/2 box) store bought Pie Dough
- 1 large or 2 medium Honey Crisp Apples *Or your favorite baking apple
- 1 cup shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- pinch of freshly grated Nutmeg *to top
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
Roll out the pie crust & cut into 2" cookie cutter shapes. I chose a nice Autumnal-themed Leaf. As you cut each shape, place it 2" apart on the prepped baking sheet. Peel & core the apple, then thinly slice. Place two slices of apple on each pastry cutout (having the 2 apple slices form an oval). Place a teaspoon of the grated cheddar on top of the slices, then a slight pinch of nutmeg. Repeat with all of the cutouts.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the pastry is slightly browned & the cheese topping is bubbling & brown.
Serve & Enjoy!
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