I made these Honeyed Goat Cheese Apple Rings as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars and Walmart Produce. As usual, all opinions are my own.
My kids are so excited about their “autumn” clothes.
Flannel button ups, chunky knit leggings, and new shoes have them looking pretty fly. People still say fly, right? If not I’m bringing it back.
I wish that I could get as excited about autumn fashion. I recently got rid of a bunch of clothes that I never wear any more (or that I shouldn’t wear any more, yikes) which left me with like three shirts I can wear once it gets really cold. Shopping is kind of a nightmare for me since it takes time (which I don’t have) and my body is just… different… since having kids. I kind of just want to buy one giant chunky grandpa sweater that I can wear over my tank tops all winter.
Now that autumn is upon us apple season is coming on strong. Every time I’m in the Walmart produce section they’re staring me in the face next to the giant display of caramel. Actually, if you need me you can probably find me avoiding winter clothes shopping, hanging out somewhere between the apples and the caramel having a little party.
This recipe was inspired by a lovely tapas and wine bar in town. I was a little skeptical about the flavor combination of apple and goat cheese, but it works so well. I considered titling this post “The Recipe That Got My Kids to Eat Goat Cheese.” The honey mellows out the tanginess of the cheese (or maybe the tanginess of the cheese mellows out the sweetness of the honey?) and the crisp apples and crunchy pecans make it taste like the most sinful fall dessert.
These honeyed goat cheese apple rings straddle the line between appetizer and dessert. While they may be a little too fancy for your football party, they’re perfect for the holidays. Yes we’re thinking about the holidays already. It’s happening. Regardless of how you want to use this recipe I love that it’s made entirely of real foods. Four simple ingredients pair together in an unusual and delightful way.
This is so easy, it’s kind of an un-recipe. That’s the beauty of it. Measurements aren’t as important as the quality of the ingredients you use. If your friends just pulled in the driveway you can have this appetizer (dessert?) done before they have their coats off. Yes we’re wearing coats now. Let’s have a moment of silence in memory of summer.
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Crunchy apples, creamy goat cheese, and sweet honey make this an irresistible appetizer!
- Granny smith apples
- Plain goat cheese
- Chopped Pecans
Cut the top and bottom off the apples, then slice the remaining middle into two or three even slices (depending on the size of your apple) about 1/2 inch thick. Use a sharp knife or biscuit cutter to remove the core from each slice. Arrange the cored slices on a tray and fill the middle with about one tablespoon of goat cheese. Drizzle enough honey over the top to completely coat the top of the apples (this will prevent them from turning brown). Sprinkle with chopped pecans and serve.