Cheese, Pears, and Mustard-Laced Apple Butter

Cheese, fruit, and a homemade spread make a quick but elegant appetizer. Serve with assorted breads and crackers.

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  • Makes: 24 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoons apple butter and 1 ounce cheese
  • Prep: 10 mins
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Cheese, Pears, and Mustard-Laced Apple Butter
cups apple butter
tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
tablespoons snipped fresh sage or 1-1/2 tsp. dried sage, crushed
tablespoons champagne vinegar, pomegranate vinegar, or lemon juice
1 1/2 pound round semi-soft cheese, such as Tomme De Savorie or Brie
Fresh or dried pears
Sage sprigs
  1. In a small saucepan combine apple butter, mustard, and sage; bring to boiling. Stir in champagne vinegar; remove from heat. Place apple butter mixture in a small bowl. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  2. Serve with cheese and pears. Garnish with sage sprigs. Store apple butter in the refrigerator up to 1 week. Makes 24 servings (1 tablespoon apple butter and 1 ounce cheese per serving).
Nutrition Facts (Cheese, Pears, and Mustard-Laced Apple Butter)
    Per serving:
  • 232 kcal cal.,
  • 7 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 2 g monounsatured fat),
  • 20 mg chol.,
  • 280 mg sodium,
  • 37 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 29 g sugar,
  • 6 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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