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Cheese and Crackers with Apples

Quick and easy appetizer recipes for a crowd, perfect for a holiday party. Simple savory finger food, including these sweet and salty cheese and crackers with apples.
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Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 177kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff


  • 12 Ritz crackers
  • 6 slices cheddar cheese *
  • 1 whole apple washed, peeled, and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese


  • Slice both the apples and cheese.
  • 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.
  • Place the cheese and crackers on a serving platter and serve.


*Or you can use Monterey Jack, Colby Jack, smoked cheddar, smoked Gouda, etc. Pick the cheese you love and go with it.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 255mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g
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