Kentucky Bourbon Cheese Apple
A southern classic: my Kentucky Bourbon Cheese Apple! This recipe has been in my family for years - and I know you're going to love it!
- 3 lb. Sharp Cheddar Cheese shredded
- 12 oz. Cream Cheese
- 4 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
- 1.5 tbsp. Minced Garlic
- 1 package microwave bacon cooked and chopped (you can use traditional bacon, too -- 6-8 large slices)
- 4 tbsp. Bourbon
- Smoked Paprika I recommend the Bourbon Smoked Paprika from Bourbon Barrel Foods -- it's the best!
Mix ingredients well -- I find it best to do it on the counter - on wax paper - by hand. You'll find it easiest to squeeze the ingredients together.
Shape into an upright "apple", which is essentially circular with a flat bottom.
Press an indention with your thumb in the middle of the top.
Cover completely - and liberally - with paprika. Store in refrigerator uncovered until cooled -- then cover tightly.
Flavor improves after a few days, though should at least be in the refrigerator for 12-24 hours.
To serve as an "apple", place a sprig of holly down in the indention.