Easy Apple Cheese and Crackers Snacks

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Top crackers with apple slices and cheddar to make apple cheese and crackers, an easy snack and appetizer idea both grown-ups and kids will love! They're the perfect bite-sized finger food for your next party or get together with friends.

I love the sweet and salty blend the flavors of this snack bring to the table. Who knew such a simple snack could be so good?

Why You'll Love This Appetizer Too

  • They're super easy to make; you can throw them together in minutes.
  • You only need 4 ingredients to make them.
  • They're the perfect bite-sized finger food for a sweet and salty snack, or rather a simple appetizer you can serve at a party or get together.

Ingredient Notes

  • Ritz Crackers You can also use gluten-free entertainment crackers.
  • Cheddar Cheese – While I prefer extra sharp cheddar, you can switch this up and try other types of cheese, as well. Cheddar, Brie, and smoked cheddar pair well with a sweeter apple; another cheese like Gouda or goat cheese might pair better with a more tart apple.
  • Apples – When it comes to the best kind of apples, I prefer to use whatever I can get instore… Some of my favorites are Honeycrisp, Ambrosia, and JonaGold. You can also use Gala, Fuji, or Granny Smith. Granny Smith is going to be really tart; Pink Lady is a combination of sweet and tart.
  • Cream Cheese

How to Make Apple Cheese and Crackers

Before you put these tasty snacks together, be sure to slice up the apples and cheese. Then just do this…

  1. Layer a slice of cheddar cheese, a thin slice of apple, and about a teaspoon of cream cheese between 2 Ritz crackers, forming a crispy sweet and salty sandwich.
stacking apple slice and cheddar with cream cheese on Ritz crackers
  1. Repeat the steps above with the rest of the Ritz crackers, and place all the apple cheese and crackers on a serving platter for serving.
making cheese and crackers with apples stack on wooden cutting board

Expert Tips and Recipe FAQ's

Can I make this snack ahead of time?

Because it's such a quick snack to make, I wouldn't recommend making it ahead of time; I'd make it right before serving, because you risk the apples turning brown and not looking very pretty or edible. Now you can slice up the cheese ahead of time, or buy pre-sliced cheese that's ready to go, to make it even quicker.

How should I store leftovers?

I'd store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge; the cream cheese, cheese, and apples need to be refrigerated.

cheddar apple crackers on wooden cutting board

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Apple Cheese and Crackers

Top crackers with apple slices and cheddar to make apple cheese and crackers, an easy snack and appetizer idea grown-ups and kids will love!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 127kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff

Ingredients

  • 24 Ritz crackers
  • 12 slices cheddar cheese
  • 2 large apples washed, peeled, and thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese

Instructions

  • Layer a slice of cheddar cheese, a thin slice of apple, and about a teaspoon of cream cheese between 2 Ritz crackers, forming a crispy sweet and salty sandwich.
  • Repeat the steps above with the rest of the Ritz crackers, and place all the apple cheese and crackers on a serving platter for serving.

Notes

Cheese – While I prefer extra sharp cheddar, you can switch this up and try other types of cheese, as well. Cheddar, Brie, and smoked cheddar pair well with a sweeter apple; another cheese like Gouda or goat cheese might pair better with a more tart apple.
Apples – When it comes to the best kind of apples, I prefer to use whatever I can get instore… Some of my favorites are Honeycrisp, Ambrosia, and JonaGold. You can also use Gala, Fuji, or Granny Smith. Granny Smith is going to be really tart; Pink Lady is a combination of sweet and tart.
Can I make this snack ahead of time?
Because it's such a quick snack to make, I wouldn't recommend making it ahead of time; I'd make it right before serving, because you risk the apples turning brown and not looking very pretty or edible. Now you can slice up the cheese ahead of time, or buy pre-sliced cheese that's ready to go, to make it even quicker.
How should I store leftovers?
I'd store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge; the cream cheese, cheese, and apples need to be refrigerated.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 172mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 223IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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