Fall Cheese Platter

Fall Cheese Platter

Your family and friends will fall for this spectacular cheese platter--and making it takes so little extra time!

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

25

Minutes

Makes

12

servings

Cranberry-Apple Chutney
2
medium apples, chopped (2 cups)
2
cups cranberries
1
medium red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1
small onion, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup golden raisins
1/2
cup white vinegar
1 1/2
teaspoons finely chopped gingerroot
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
Cheese Platter
16
slices (1 oz each) assorted cheeses, such as Cheddar, Colby-Monterey Jack, Monterey Jack with jalapeƱo peppers and Swiss
1/4
cup hazelnuts, (filberts)
Crackers
  1. In 2-quart saucepan, mix all chutney ingredients. Heat to boiling, stirring frequently; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered about 1 hour, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens and fruit is tender. Spoon into nonaluminum container. Store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.
  2. Cut cheese with 1-, 1 1/2- and 2-inch leaf-shaped cookie cutters. Place cheese on medium platter, overlapping leaves. Sprinkle hazelnuts on platter to look like acorns. Serve with chutney and crackers.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Planned-Overs
The remaining chutney is delicious served with roast turkey, ham or pork. Or for a quick appetizer, spoon chutney over a block of cream cheese and serve with crackers.
Serve With
To elaborate on the fall theme, serve cheese with sliced apples and pears. Dipping sliced fruit into citrus juice, such as orange juice, will prevent slices from turning brown.
Special Touch
For a pretty fall platter, choose several cheeses in varying colors. Cheese with salami or bacon creates an especially fall-looking leaf.
Storage Tip
For longer storage of the chutney, pour hot chutney into hot, sterilized jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe rims of jars; seal. Cool on rack 1 hour. This makes a very nice hostess gift. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 225
    • (Calories from Fat 115 ),
  • Total Fat 13 g
    • (Saturated Fat 8 g,),
  • Cholesterol 40 mg;
  • Sodium 260 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 17 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1 g,
  • Protein 10 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 1 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.