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By Julie Hartigan of Cooking w Julie

Apple Harvest Bites with imported Blue Cheese, Walnuts, & Pomegranate

Serves 16

Celebrate the flavors of fall in these bright, beautiful party apps! Crisp juicy apples are topped with a deliciously savory, creamy spread featuring imported Blue Cheese paired with toasted walnuts and pretty garnishes. The perfect way to enjoy your apple picking haul too!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword apple harvest bites with imported blue cheese, walnuts and pomegranate, imported blue cheese, fall appetizer, holiday appetizer


  • 1/2 cup whipped cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup crumbled imported Blue Cheese at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 TB chopped toasted walnuts additional for garnish
  • 2 TB minced shallot
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 3 TB pomegranate seeds
  • Chopped chives and black pepper for garnish
  • 4 small Honeycrisp or Granny Smith Apples sliced 1/4” thick into 16 slices, seeds removed


  1. In a small bowl, mix together cheeses, celery, walnuts, shallots, and maple syrup in a small bowl. Season to taste with a pinch of salt and pepper. Arrange apple slices on platter and top each with ~1TB cheese mixture. Garnish with additional walnuts, pomegranate seeds, chives, and black pepper.
  2. Tip: If you’ll be making these ahead for a party, brush the tops of your apple slices with a bit of lemon juice to avoid browning.