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Fall Cheese Platter

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 12
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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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