Creamy Cheddar and Apple Bites
Photo: Ryan Schulz
These creamy cheddar and apple bites may be unusual, but they're sure to please any cheese lover (young or old).
250 g block
, at room temperature
, such as Empire, Ida Red or Red Delicious
- Cut cream cheese into cubes and place in a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat until smooth. Coarsely grate apple onto a paper towel. Fold up paper towel and squeeze out excess liquid. Place packed grated apple in a small bowl and add orange juice. Toss to coat; this will prevent apple from browning quickly. Stir apple into cream cheese and refrigerate until firm, 1½-2 hours.
- When firm, scoop 1 heaping tsp (7 mL) and roll into a ball. Place grated cheddar on a plate. Roll apple ball in cheddar until coated, then place on a platter. Repeat with remaining cream cheese mixture and cheddar. Serve immediately.
- If made ahead, apple balls will keep well, covered and refrigerated, for up to 1 day.
Nutrition (per serving)
- 4 g,
- 11.5 g,