Happy Holidays From Jim’s Cheese!

This month we are featuring our large assortments of Holiday Cheese Cut Outs and gift packs. Make sure your store is stocked with these great items as cheese is the perfect gift. We’ve also included three recipes to share with your customers!

Cheddar Apple Crisp

Servings: 6-8

Ingredients:

4 cups apples (crisp and tart such as Braeburn), peeled and sliced
1 tablespoon lemon juice1/3 plus 1/2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed, divided
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup (4 oz.) Wisconsin Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded

Cooking Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine apples, lemon juice and 1/3 cup brown sugar. Arrange in buttered 8- or 9-inch square pan. Combine dry ingredients and cut in butter until mixture is crumbly; gently mix in cheese. Sprinkle evenly over apple mixture.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream, garnish with shredded cheese.

Eggnog Sparkle Cookies

Servings: 5 dozen

Ingredients:

Cookies:
1 cup (2 sticks) salted Farmhouse Kitchens Hand Rolled Butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large egg yolks
1/2 cup purchased eggnog
2 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Topping:
2.25 ounces (1 jar) red decorating sugar (1/3 cup)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cooking Directions:

Cookie: In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and granulated sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg yolks until combined. Add eggnog.
Whisk together flour, baking powder and nutmeg; add to butter mixture beating until thoroughly combined. Refrigerate dough 2 hours or until firm.

Topping: Combine topping ingredients on paper plate. Roll dough into 1 inch diameter balls; roll in topping mixture. Place 2 inches apart on lightly buttered cookie sheet.
Bake in a 400 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until set.

Baked Wisconsin Brie With Almonds

Servings: 8

Ingredients:

1 wheel (1 lb.) Wisconsin Brie cheese
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup slivered almonds
French bread, sliced
Fruit

Cooking Directions:

Place cheese on oven-proof serving plate. Sauté almonds and garlic in butter until just browned. Pour over top of Brie. Bake at 350° F for 12 minutes or until warm throughout, or microwave on medium heat 3 to 5 minutes. Serve with French bread slices and fruit.
Variation: For a flavorful variation, sauté 1 clove of garlic with the butter and almonds.

Recipes and pictures provided by WI Milk Marketing Board