Sarah Stegner re-creates the classic fruit, cheese, and nut combination with an easy apple syrup and toasted nut bread
2 cups Apple cider2 teaspoons chilled Butter8 (1-ounce) slices Walnut or other nut bread, toasted and halved1/2 pound aged Cheddar cheese, thinly sliced2 Granny Smith apples, cored and each cut into 16 slices
Bring cider to a boil in a large saucepan; cook until reduced to one-half cup (about 15 minutes). Remove from heat. Add butter; stir with a whisk until butter melts.Place 2 bread halves on each of 8 dessert plates. Divide cheese evenly among bread halves. Place 2 apple slices on each bread half. Drizzle 1 tablespoon cider reduction around each serving.
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