Oh. My. Gosh. These Bacon Apple Cheese Appetizers are SO GOOD! The sweetness of the apple butter, with the cream cheese is delicious alone, then add it to a buttery Club cracker and top it with the best of all meats – B A C O N! The sweet and salty explodes in your mouth, then there’s crunch from the cracker and juice from the granny smith apple…yummmm. PLUS, they look amazing so how can you NOT resist this simple but flavorful appetizer?
After making this – and eating waaay too many, I decided this would be delicious on whole wheat toast, too.
Are you hungry yet? You are, aren’t you? These Bacon Apple Cheese Appetizers are the perfect tailgating snack, but of course you don’t have to just serve them at your football party! Whip up a batch the next time the girls come over for wine club…I mean, BOOK CLUB meeting, or serve as an appetizer this Thanksgiving!
Bacon Apple Cheese Appetizers
Tailgating Recipe: Bacon Apple Cheese Appetizers
- Club Crackers
- 4 ounces 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup apple butter homemade or store bought is fine
- 5-6 Slices Bacon cooked and crumbled or chopped into small pieces
- 1 granny smith apple
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice optional
- 1 cup water optional
- Mix lemon juice and water in a bowl and set aside.
Slice and core apple. Thinly slice apples and cut thin slices into quarters. Place in lemon water to avoid browning. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese and apple butter until smooth.
Remove apples from water and dry on paper towel.
Spread cheese mixture on crackers and top with a sliced apple and bacon.
Layer as follows: Toast, cheese, bacon, apples.