Nutty Gorgonzola Apple Rings

Nutty Gorgonzola Apple Rings
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
12 to 16 rings


  • 2 tart green and/or red apples

  • Juice from half of a lemon (about 2 tablespoons)

  • ½ 8 ounce container whipped cream cheese

  • 2 tablespoon dark honey, such as buckwheat honey

  • ¼ cup crumbled Gorgonzola or other blue cheese (1 ounce)

  • 1 recipe Spicy Candied Walnuts or 1/2 cup purchased candied nuts, chopped

Spicy Candied Walnuts

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • dash salt

  • dash crushed red pepper


  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

  1. Preheat oven to 400°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 (per serving)

133 Calories
10g Fat
10g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 133
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 93mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 101mg 2%
Folate, total 12.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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