Aged Cheddar with Apple Wedges and Cider Reduction

Aged Cheddar with Apple Wedges and Cider Reduction Recipe
Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke
Sarah Stegner re-creates the classic fruit, cheese, and nut combination with an easy apple syrup and toasted nut bread.

Yield:

8 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 257
Caloriesfromfat 43 %
Fat 12.4 g
Satfat 7.2 g
Monofat 3.7 g
Polyfat 0.3 g
Protein 9.4 g
Carbohydrate 28 g
Fiber 1.6 g
Cholesterol 32 mg
Iron 0.2 mg
Sodium 305 mg
Calcium 206 mg

Ingredients

2 cups apple cider
2 teaspoons chilled butter
8 (1-ounce) slices walnut or other nut bread, toasted and halved
1/2 pound Shelburne Farms or other aged cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
2 Granny Smith apples, cored and each cut into 16 slices

Preparation

Bring cider to a boil in a large saucepan; cook until reduced to 1/2 cup (about 15 minutes). Remove from heat. Add butter; stir with a whisk until butter melts.

Place 2 bread halves on each of 8 dessert plates. Divide cheese evenly among bread halves. Place 2 apple slices on each bread half. Drizzle 1 tablespoon cider reduction around each serving.

Note:

September 2002
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