Cheese, Pears, and Mustard-Laced Apple Butter

Cheese, fruit, and a homemade spread make a quick but elegant appetizer. Serve with assorted breads and crackers.

Ingredients
  • 2 cups apple butter
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh sage or 1-1/2 tsp. dried sage, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar, pomegranate vinegar, or lemon juice
  • 1 1 1/2- 2 pound round semi-soft cheese, such as Tomme De Savorie or Brie
  • Fresh or dried pears
  • Sage sprigs
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Directions
1. 
In a small saucepan combine apple butter, mustard, and sage; bring to boiling. Stir in champagne vinegar; remove from heat. Place apple butter mixture in a small bowl. Serve warm or at room temperature.
2. 
Serve with cheese and pears. Garnish with sage sprigs. Store apple butter in the refrigerator up to 1 week. Makes 24 servings (1 tablespoon apple butter and 1 ounce cheese per serving).

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 232, Fat, total (g) 7, chol. (mg) 20, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 37, Monosaturated fat (g) 2, fiber (g) 2, sugar (g) 29, pro. (g) 6, vit. A (IU) 243, vit. C (mg) 2, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 0, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 20, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, sodium (mg) 280, Potassium (mg) 164, calcium (mg) 131, iron (mg) 0, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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