Apple and Stilton Welsh Rarebit Bites

Apple and Stilton Welsh Rarebit Bites

Apple and Stilton Welsh Rarebit Bites

Apple and Stilton Welsh Rarebit BitesMaxime Iattoni

Piquant Stilton replaces the more traditional cheddar in this bite-sized twist on the classic British dish.

Apple and Stilton Welsh Rarebit Bites
Piquant Stilton replaces the more traditional cheddar in this bite-sized twist on the classic British dish.
Yield: makes 24 bites

Ingredients

  • 12 ficelle or thin baguette, cut into 1/2" slices
  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 small tart apple, such as Granny Smith, peeled, halved, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 8 oz. crumbled stilton or blue cheese, at room temperature
  • 3 tbsp. crème fraîche
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush baguette slices with melted butter; working in batches, grill, flipping once, until golden on both sides, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Layer 2 apple slices on each toast; set aside.
  2. Arrange an oven rack 4″ from broiler and heat broiler to high. Mix cheese, creme fraiche, Worcestershire, dijon, honey, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Spread about 1 tbsp. of the cheese mixture over each toast. Broil until topping is melted and golden brown, about 4 minutes.