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Fall Cheese Platter

Fall Cheese Platter
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 12

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

Ingredients

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 jalapeño peppers and Swiss
1/4
cup hazelnuts, (filberts)
Crackers

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • For a pretty fall platter, choose several cheeses in varying colors. Cheese with salami or bacon creates an especially fall-looking leaf.
  • 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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
225
Calories from Fat
115
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13 g
Saturated Fat
8 g
Cholesterol
40 mg
Sodium
260 mg
Potassium
130 mg
Total Carbohydrate
17 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
Protein
10 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
14%
14%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
26%
26%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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