Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Yummy, Easy Cheese and Caramel appetizer! #recipe from @AveryAames

From Daryl aka Avery:

I'm focused on my upcoming release FOR CHEDDAR OR WORSE (7th Cheese Shop Mystery, February 2016), which means I'm thinking about cheese all the time. During the holidays, what could be better than an easy, simple, yummy appetizer that you can throw together with things you already have in your refrigerator or pantry?

I saw a picture of this delectable beauty on Pinterest and thought, I can make that. What do I need? Four things!  Apples, cream cheese, caramel sauce and some kind of crunch on top. I think the one on Pinterest had toffee crunch thingies. I couldn't find those in the store anywhere. But I did find butterscotch minis (like you would put in cookies) and they worked perfectly!

So enjoy this sweet but easy treat while you figure out what should go on your Christmas list or who should come to your house for a treat. Remember be nice, not naughty.



1 block of cream cheese (8 ounces)
4-6 tablespoons of your favorite caramel sauce (I used Smucker's)
4-6 tablespoons of butterscotch minis
1-2 apples sliced thin
crackers of your choice

Set the cheese on a platter. Drizzle with caramel sauce. Top with butterscotch minis. Surround with apples and crackers.

A lovely bottle of sauvignon blanc worked well with this treat, by the way.

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By the way, I have started a Savor the Mystery fan club on my website. For members only, there are puzzles and games, some new recipes, fun pictures provided by a bunch of Sparky's pals, and contests and giveaways. You can only be a "member" if you sign up, so here's the link to get started on the fun!  There's a giveaway coming up December 15 and then another for release day in February, for "members only."  Don't miss out. Click this link: SAVOR THE MYSTERY FAN CLUB

Savor the mystery!

Daryl Wood Gerber aka Avery Aames
Tasty ~ Zesty ~ Dangerous!

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  1. Perfect in it's simplicity! !! Yummy!

  2. Oh WOW this looks perfect! Thanks...

  3. That looks wonderful. I am a huge fan of anything caramel and apples are my favorite fruit (did you hear that Sheila??!!) Mom is coming this weekend - gonna fix it.

  4. Lovely.
    I think I'd replace the chips with toasted pecans.

  5. This looks so good and easy and absolutely scrumptious!

  6. I love the Cheese Shop Mysteries!