Canape of Maytag Blue Cheese and Roasted Walnuts with a Caramelized Onion and Apple Relish

  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 24 servings
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1 pound Maytag blue cheese, crumbled

1 cup toasted walnut pieces

1/4 cup heavy cream


Freshly ground white pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup thinly sliced onions

1 cup julienned Granny Smith apples

Rice wine vinegar

24 rounds French bread (2 inches by 1/4-inch), toasted



  1. In a food processor, fitted with a metal blade, combine the cheese, walnuts and cream. Puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. In a small saute pan, over medium heat, add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the onions and apples. Season with salt and pepper. Saute until caramelized, about 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in the vinegar, to taste, and cool completely. Spread a heaping spoonful of the cheese mixture over each toasted round of French bread. Garnish with a small pile of the apple-onion mixture and parsley.