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Thanksgiving Appetizers: Easy Apple-Cheddar Melts
In no time at all families will be gathering for the holidays. Thanksgiving is always a big hit in our home because our menu consists of tried and true recipes we have been sharing from generation to generation. From our famous Pepperoni Stuffing to the delicious Pink Stuff there is a lot of food we share with our family and friends. The trick to hosting a large Thanksgiving meal with little to no stress is to plan, prepare, and practice.
Each year we plan the menu making sure to include everyone’s favorite dishes, but we also try to serve new things to spice it up a bit. Usually we add one new dessert and a new appetizer. On occasion we will incorporate a side dish, but for the most part I really try to make things that are relatively simple, quick, and delicious.
Before the big feast arrives I spend a lot of time in the kitchen getting prepared. I chop, dice, and mince onion and garlic along with whatever fruits and vegetables I need. I store them in an airtight container so that when it comes down to throwing together the recipe all my ingredients are ready to go. For some of my casseroles I simply have them oven ready for the big day. I always make it a point to buy the freshest ingredients from Publix to ensure our dishes taste great.
I never, ever serve a new dish for the holidays that I haven’t practice making at least two or three times during the year. This year I’ve nearly perfected the Easy Apple-Cheddar Melts from The Ultimate Party Planner website. I love the juicy sweetness with the sharp cheddar and the Triscuit is the perfect cracker to serve it with so I’m excited to add it to our list this year.
If you are looking for great ideas for the holiday’s this year be sure to visit The Ultimate Party Planner site. They have great recipe ideas that have been tested by mom’s like me. You’ll also find great coupons to help lighten your budget for some of your favorite brands (even the Triscuits for the recipe below).
Easy Apple-Cheddar Melts Recipe
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 EACH small red and green apple, each cut into 20 slices
- 1 pkg. (8 oz.) extra-sharp cheddar cheese, cut into 20 slices
- 40 TRISCUIT Crackers
HEAT oven to 350°F.
CUT cheese slices diagonally in half. Mix sugar and cinnamon in medium bowl. Add apples; toss to coat.
PLACE crackers on baking sheet; top with cheese and apples.
BAKE 4 to 5 min. or until cheese is melted. Serve warm.
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