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APPLE CHEESE BALL

OK . . . OK . . . I KNOW . . . CHEESE BALL . . . REALLY?!?!?  YES REALLY!  This Cheese ball (apple) is great tasting and  . . . it’s fun to make!  I love to have it ready at the beginning of my cooking classes or at a social gathering.  I just serve it with some wheat or multi-grain crackers . . . . really, almost anything will go well with it.  It works great to have something there that my guests can “nosh” on while they are waiting . . . for whatever they’re waiting for.

We made this in our Lark inn Cooking Class last October and it was a big hit.  Enjoy!

PREP: 15 MINUTES

CHILLING TIME:  2 HOURS

SERVES – 10 TO 12 APPETIZER SERVINGS

Ingredients:

8 OUNCES WHITE CHEDDAR CHEESE, SHREDDED

1 (8-OUNCE) PACKAGE CREAM CHEESE, SOFTENED

1 TEASPOON GARLIC POWDER

1/8 TEASPOON GROUND RED PEPPER

SMOKED PAPRIKA

1 ½ INCH CINNAMON STICK

1 BAY LEAF

Directions:

  1. 1.     Process first 4 ingredients in a food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides.  Chill 30 minutes.
  2. 2.     Shape cheese mixture into a ball, and make an indentation in the top to resemble an apple.  Chill ball 30 minutes.
  3. 3.     Coat ball heavily with paprika; cover and chill 1 hour
  4. 4.     Insert cinnamon stick and bay leaf into indentation to resemble apple stem and leaf.  Serve with assorted crackers or Cheddar-Pecan Shortbread leaves.

If this was interesting to you, visit my web site and check out a cooking class that works for you.

Thanks for reading!

Kris

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WINTER FRUIT SALAD

I introduced this Winter Fruit Salad at my “Fall Harvest” cooking class.  the combination of fruits and spices is perfect for anytime . . . but especially cold weather.  Though it is served cool, at room temperature, it’s savory blend of flavors will warm you up on any winter day.

This is very light, simple to prepare and is perfect to serve with a heavier meals.  Another option is desert.  I love this so much that I serve it as a appetiser or as a stand-alone dessert.

Enjoy!!

 

WINTER FRUIT SALAD

 

PREP: 15 MINUTES

SERVES – 8 MINUTES

 

Ingredients:

3 TABLESPOONS PACKED BROWN SUGAR

1 TABLESPOON GRATED LEMON ZEST

2 TABLESPOONS LEMON JUICE

1 TEASPOON GROUND ALLSPICE

3 BRAEBURN APPLES, LARGE DICE

2 CUPS FRESH CUBED PINEAPPLE

2 BOSC PEARS, LARGE DICE

½ CUP CURRANTS

¼ CUP SLICED ALMONDS

 

Directions:

 Combine the brown sugar, lemon zest and juice, and allspice in a large bowl.  Add the apples, pineapple, pears, and currants; toss to coat.  Sprinkle with almonds.

 Note:  Cover and refrigerate the salad up to 2 hours in advance, but don’t sprinkle it with the almonds until just before serving.

 

This is very light and is perfect to serve with a heavier meals.  Another option is desert.  I love this so much that I serve it as a appetiser or as a stand-alone dessert.

Enjoy!!

For more information about my cooking classes visit my website:  The Lark Inn Cooking Classes

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