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Kentucky Bourbon Cheese Apple

Kentucky Bourbon Cheese Apple

JC Phelps
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!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Refrigeration Time 12 hrs
Total Time 12 hrs 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people
Calories 583 kcal


  • 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.
  • Enjoy!


Sodium: 897mgCalcium: 838mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 1521IUSugar: 3gFiber: 1gPotassium: 179mgCholesterol: 142mgCalories: 583kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 28gFat: 48gProtein: 28gCarbohydrates: 7gIron: 1mg
Keyword cheese apple, kentucky bourbon cheese apple
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