Our love for apples and cheese is well documented. It’s a fall flavor combination that’s hard to beat. We’ve tried Apple Sage Scones with Wisconsin Swiss, Smoked Gouda Curried Apple Chutney Grilled Cheese, and even thrown a cider and cheese pairing party. And now we’re combining these flavors in the perfect seasonal bite of gouda and apple chutney thanks to this new recipe from Sonja and Alex of A Couple Cooks.
Ripe Fuji apples are tossed with red onion, apple cider vinegar and autumn spices and then simmered on the stove until tender (your house is going to smell amazing!). This aromatic chutney is a perfect complement to the nutty, caramel flavors of Wisconsin gouda. Serve it atop your favorite cracker with a sprig of fresh thyme for an afternoon snack or easy appetizer.
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By A Couple Cooks
Servings: 24 crackers
2 Fuji apples, peeled, cored and diced
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup red onion, minced
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 pound Wisconsin gouda cheese
24 round crackers
6 sprigs fresh thyme, for garnish
Combine apples, vinegar onion and spices in medium saucepan; bring to boil. Lower to simmer; cover and cook 40 minutes. Remove cover. Slightly increase heat; stir and cook until liquid has evaporated.
Cut 24 slices of gouda; place each on a cracker. Top with warm chutney, and garnish with thyme leaves.