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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dried apple slices
  • 2 teaspoons brandy (Applejack, I used 1 T. of Finger Lakes Distilling Maplejack)
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (or lowfat, NOT nonfat cream cheese, softened)
  • 10 ounces extra sharp cheddar cheese (Adams Reserve New York, shredded)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 teaspoon crackers
  • apple slices

Directions

  1. Put apple slices in small dish and sprinkle with brandy and maple syrup while you prep the rest of the recipe. Fry bacon in large skillet, turning frequently, until crisp, then set aside on a paper towel lined plate.
  2. Finely chop apples.
  3. Combine cream cheese, Adams Reserve New York Extra Sharp Cheddar, cayenne pepper, and apples in food processor. Pulse until mixture is throughly mixed and combined.
  4. Combine pecans, brown sugar, and cooled, crumbled bacon in mini-food processor (or wash out regular processor and dry) until finely chopped.
  5. Use spatula to remove cheese mixture to a cutting board. Lightly wet hands and roll the cheese into a ball. Roll in the bacon pecan mixture and pat to coat.
  6. Arrange on serving platter with crackers and apple slices dipped in lemon juice/water. Enjoy!
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NutritionView more

970Calories
Sodium41%DV980mg
Fat135%DV88g
Protein57%DV29g
Carbs6%DV18g
Fiber20%DV5g

PER SERVING *

Calories970Calories from Fat790
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat88g135%
Saturated Fat34g170%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol165mg55%
Sodium980mg41%
Potassium440mg13%
Protein29g57%
Calories from Fat790
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate18g6%
Dietary Fiber5g20%
Sugars12g24%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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