Tart Apple and Blue Cheese Welsh Rarebit Bites

★★★★☆ 3 Reviews
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By Cindy Smith Bryson
from The beautiful Gulf Coast of, FL

One of my favorite appetizers. A twist on the traditional cheddar welsh rarebit. I love welsh rarebit and I love blue cheese; the tart apple makes for a delectable trio.

serves makes 24 bites
prep time 15 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Broil


  •   1/2
    baguette, cut into 1/2'' slices
  •   3 Tbsp
    unsalted butter, melted
  •   1 small
    tart apple, such as granny smith, peeled, cored, halved, and thinly sliced
  •   8 oz
    blue cheese, crumbled and @ room temperature
  •   3 Tbsp
    creme fraiche (substitutions: crema mexicana or mix of 1/2 sour cream and 1/2 whipping cream
  •   1 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  •   1 tsp
    dijon mustard
  •   1 tsp
    sea salt and freshly ground pepper, add to taste

How To Make

  • 1
    Heat a grill pan over medium high heat. Brush baguette slices with melted butter. Working in batches, grill baguettes about 2 minutes. Flip once, until golden brown on both sides. Transfer to parchment paper lined baking sheet. Layer 2 apple slices on each baguette bite.
  • 2
    Arrange an oven rack to 4" from broiler and heat broiler to high. Mix cheese, crème fraiche, Worcestershire, Dijon, honey, salt and pepper, in a small bowl.
  • 3
    Spread about 1 tbsp. of the cheese mixture over each toast bite. Broil until topping is melted and golden brown, about 4 minutes.