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Creamy apple butter and sharp Cheddar cheese are a perfect match in these easy party hors d'oeuvres. This recipe calls for prepared pie crust, which is pressed into mini muffin tins to make little tart shells, so it's super easy to make as well. Add slices of apple for extra crunch, if you'd like, or keep these bites simple. Either way, consider making a double batch--they'll go quickly.

Source: EatingWell.com, November 2019


Read the full recipe after the video.


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Lightly coat a mini muffin tin with cooking spray.

  • Unroll pie crust onto a clean surface. Roll the dough into a circle about 12 inches in diameter. Cut 24 2-inch circles out of the dough with a biscuit cutter, rerolling the scraps if needed. Place the dough circles in the prepared muffin cups, gently pressing the dough into the bottom and sides. Prick the dough with a fork. Bake until lightly browned, 5 to 6 minutes.

  • Add 1 teaspoon cheese to each cup, then top with 1/4 teaspoon apple butter. Bake until the cheese has melted, 3 to 5 minutes more. Let cool for 10 minutes. Top each bite with a few apple pieces, if desired.


Tip: Look for prerolled pie dough (usually a package of 2 crusts) in the refrigerated case at the grocery store. If you have time and enjoy making pastry, you can make your own crust.

Equipment: Mini muffin tin (24 cups); 2-inch biscuit cutter

Nutrition Facts

1 bite
51 calories; protein 0.8g; carbohydrates 5.5g; dietary fiber 0.2g; sugars 1.4g; fat 2.9g; saturated fat 1.2g; cholesterol 0.3mg; vitamin a iu 25.6IU; folate 3.1mcg; calcium 17.9mg; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 0.8mg; potassium 8.6mg; sodium 49.2mg; added sugar 1g.

1/2 fat, 1/2 starch