Nutty Gorgonzola Apple Rings

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  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 ring
  • Yields: 12 to 16 rings
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Bake: 10 mins 400°F
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Nutty Gorgonzola Apple Rings
Ingredients
2
tart green and/or red apples
 
Juice from half of a lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
1/2
8 ounce container whipped cream cheese
2
tablespoons dark honey, such as buckwheat honey
1/4
cup crumbled Gorgonzola or other blue cheese (1 ounce)
1
recipe Spicy Candied Walnuts or 1/2 cup purchased candied nuts, chopped
Directions
  1. Core the apples with an apple corer, making sure to remove all of the seeds. Cut apples horizontally into fairly thin rings and brush both sides of rings with lemon juice; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl stir together cream cheese and honey. Spoon cream cheese mixture into a small resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Snip off a corner of the bag. Pipe cream cheese mixture onto apple rings. Sprinkle with Gorgonzola cheese and Spicy Candied Walnuts. Serve immediately or cover and chill for up to 2 hours.
Spicy Candied Walnuts
Ingredients
1
cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1
tablespoon packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
 
dash salt
 
dash crushed red pepper
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a 9x9x2-inch baking pan with foil or parchment paper; set aside. In a small bowl stir together the coarsely chopped walnuts, packed brown sugar, vanilla, salt and crushed red pepper. Spread nut mixture in prepared pan. Bake about 10 minutes or until nuts are toasted, stirring twice. Cool.
Nutrition Facts (Nutty Gorgonzola Apple Rings)
    Per serving:
  • 133 kcal cal.,
  • 10 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 5 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 1 g monounsatured fat),
  • 11 mg chol.,
  • 93 mg sodium,
  • 10 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 8 g sugar,
  • 3 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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