Cheddar apple spears drizzled with honey and ras-el-hanout
Easy cheddar apple appetizer spears are a breeze to throw together, but each bite packs a delicious punch of sweet Cosmic Crisp apple, sharp cheddar, honey and the amazing ras-el-hanout spice mix.
Ras-el-hanout is a pungent Moroccan spice blend that is popular for meat. It translates as "head of the shop", and it's one of the most popular North African spice blends.
Cuisine Israeli, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, north african
If you want to just buy ras-el-hanout, be my guest. But if you have a relatively well-stocked spice cabinet and you'd rather utilize what you get, then just mix your own ras-el-hanour spice blend!
Combine all the spices listed above in a bowl or jar, and mix well. The amount specified above makes double what you need for this recipe. You can use the remainder in the shawarma chicken apple skewers below, or just add ras-el-hanout in your favourite stew recipe.
Assemble apple cheddar appetizer spears
Arrange a cube of cheddar, and top it with a cube of apple. Spear with a cocktail pick. Repeat until all out of Apple and cheddar.
Lay spears on a plate, sprinkle with ras-el-hanout spice blend, and drizzle with honey. Serve immediately.
To make this vegan, substitute the cheddar cheese for your favourite hard nut cheese - or better yet, use tofu cubes that have been marinated in the ras-el-hanout mixture with 2 TB of olive oil, 1 TB of Tamari sauce, and 1 TB of apple cider vinegar.