Cheese Apps 3 Ways

With the holidays right around the corner I thought it was good time to share these 3 easy cheese appetizers. They have very few ingredients and don’t take very long to prepare; making them the perfect addition to any holiday spread. Whether you’re attending a work potluck, a get-together with neighbors, or celebrating with friends and family these won’t disappoint.

Goat Cheese Log with Honey, Pistachio, and Fig

  • 1 medium log goat cheese or 2-3 smaller ones ( approx. 11 oz.)
  • roasted pistachios,chopped
  • honey
  • fig spread or fig jam
  • Dried cranberries

Here’s how to make this Goat Cheese Log with Honey, Fig, and Pistachios

  1. Chop up pistachios and place them on plate. Add a few dried cranberries. You can also do with out if you don’t like dried cranberries.
  2. Roll a goat cheese log on the pistachio and cranberries to coat the cheese. Place on a serving tray.
  3. Drizzle with honey.
  4. Place fig spread in microwave for 10-15 seconds and drizzle over goat cheese.
  5. Serve with crackers

Caramel Apple Cheese Ball

  • ¾ cup walnuts
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temp
  • 1 ½ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ medium green apple, diced
  • 1 tablespoon caramel sauce, plus extra for drizzle
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg

*In order to make a cheese ball this size I doubled the ingredients.

Instructions:

  1. Toast walnuts in a pan over medium-high heat just until browning starts, stirring often; about 5 minutes. Remove and cool completely, then chop or crush walnut into small pieces.
  2. In a bowl, stir together softened cream cheese and cheddar cheese. Stir in apple, nutmeg and caramel until ingredients are evenly incorporated. Use hands to roll into a ball shape.
  3. Roll your cheese ball over the crushed walnuts to coat. I tossed mine in a bowl, but you could also spread walnut pieces on a plate or flat surface to coat the ball as well. Drizzle top with extra caramel sauce and serve with crackers.

Cream Cheese and Bacon Dip

  • 1 package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar
  • 3-4 green onions, diced, if you don’t have green onions you can sprinkle in garlic powder
  • 8 slices of crispy bacon, crumbled or for a shortcut use prepackaged bacon bits

You won’t believe how easy it is to make this dip.

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and then spread into a small glass dish. Then, top with crumbled bacon.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes and serve with chips or crackers! (That’s it!)

Which cheese app is your favorite? Leave a comment below!

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