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Nutty Gorgonzola Apple Rings

Makes: 12 to 16 servings
Serving size: 1 ring Yield: 12 to 16 rings
Prep 25 mins Bake 400°F 10 mins
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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 133,
  • Fat, total (g) 10,
  • chol. (mg) 11,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 10,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 5,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 8,
  • pro. (g) 3,
  • vit. A (IU) 146,
  • vit. C (mg) 3,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 12,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 93,
  • Potassium (mg) 101,
  • calcium (mg) 30,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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