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Apple Harvest Bites with imported Blue Cheese, Walnuts, & Pomegranate

By Julie Hartigan of Cooking w Julie
Celebrate the flavors of fall in these bright, beautiful party apps! Crisp juicy apples are topped with a deliciously savory, creamy spread featuring imported Blue Cheese paired with toasted walnuts and pretty garnishes. The perfect way to enjoy your apple picking haul too!
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 16 Appetizers

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup whipped cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup crumbled imported Blue Cheese at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 TB chopped toasted walnuts additional for garnish
  • 2 TB minced shallot
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 3 TB pomegranate seeds
  • Chopped chives and black pepper for garnish
  • 4 small Honeycrisp or Granny Smith Apples sliced 1/4” thick into 16 slices, seeds removed

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, mix together cheeses, celery, walnuts, shallots, and maple syrup in a small bowl. Season to taste with a pinch of salt and pepper. Arrange apple slices on platter and top each with ~1TB cheese mixture. Garnish with additional walnuts, pomegranate seeds, chives, and black pepper.
  • Tip: If you’ll be making these ahead for a party, brush the tops of your apple slices with a bit of lemon juice to avoid browning. 
Keyword apple harvest bites with imported blue cheese, walnuts and pomegranate, fall appetizer, holiday appetizer, imported blue cheese
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