Saturday, February 27, 2016

Apple Cheddar Bites™

This is a perfect appetizer for an awards party, get together or anytime. I've used honey for this recipe but you could also use a vegan or dietetic sweetener. 

I've also used cheddar cheese for this recipe but you can use a vegan cheddar cheese as well.

1 pkg. pre made pie crust
Non stick cooking spray
1 - 2 apples cut up
1 tsp. honey
1/8 - 1/4 tsp each: salt, pepper
Pinch each: cinnamon, red pepper flakes
1 - 2 oz. shredded cheese
1/8 -1/4 c. flour (enough to flour work board and rolling pin)

Preheat oven to 350°.

Spray 1 muffin tin (12 muffins) with nonstick cooking spray. 

Remove package of pie crust from refrigerator. Let it set out a few minutes to warm up. This will make it easier to roll out.

Flour work board and rolling pin with some of the flour. 

Remove pie crusts from package. 

Use rolling pin to roll out pie crust to desired thickness. Use a wide mouth glass to cut 6 circles from crust. Place crust circles into 6 muffin cups. Repeat process with other pie crust. 

Rinse, core and cut 1 apple into bite size pieces. If needed, prepare other apple.

In a bowl combine, apple, salt, pepper, cinnamon, honey, pepper flakes, mix well to coat. 
Place 1 tsp. approx. of apple mixture into each muffin cup. 

Top each muffin cup with the shredded cheese. Place muffins tin into oven and bake or 20 - 30 minutes or until pie crust is golden brown. Keep an eye on it so that it doesn't burn. 

Remove muffin tin from oven and let cool.

Serves 4 ( 3 each). 

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