Can you believe that we have apples and it is only the second day in August?!? It's true - our Country Store has a great supply of Honeycrisp Apples and more of your favorite varieties will follow shortly. Fuji apples had been my favorite apple for as long as I can remember, that is until a few years back when I was introduced to Honeycrisp apples. WOW! If you haven't tried this apple yet, head out to Eckert's to pick some up - you won't be disappointed.
We are working on a new fall cookbook (which is turning out beautifully!), so I took the rough draft home last night to get inspired about apple season! I didn't make it past page 2!! There was one recipe I wanted to try and one my kids wanted....so we made both. I hope you and your family enjoy these as much as we did!
Baked Blue and Brie Cheese with Apple Wedges
1 wedge (8 oz) Brie Cheese
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
Honeycrisp Apple Wedges
Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut Brie horizontally in half. Place bottom half, cut-side up, in small ovenproof dish. Sprinkle blue cheese over Brie; top with top half of Brie, cut-side down. Bake 5 minutes or until cheeses are slightly softened. (Do not overbake or cheeses will become runny.) Serve immediately as a spread with the apple wedges.
3 apples, cored, cut into 1/4 inch slices
1 to 2 Tbsp. caramel sauce
1 to 2 Tbsp. chocolate sauce
1 Tbsp. peanuts, chopped
1 Tbsp. mini chocolate chips
1 Tbsp. sprinkles (optional)
Arrange apples on a serving plate. Drizzle with caramel and chocolate sauces. Sprinkle with nuts, chocolate chips, and sprinkles. Serve immediately.