These Polenta Bites With Apple And Gorgonzola are the perfect appetizer recipe for when you need something refined-looking and super easy any time of year!
Apple Polenta Gorgonzola Bites
If you are looking for an easy appetizer with a twist, these Polenta Bites With Apple And Gorgonzola are going to be perfect! They are inexpensive to make for a group and anyone can prepare them. Plus, with a twist on standard polenta appetizers, these should be fresh and tasty for your guests!
The best part about these delicious appetizers is how incredibly easy they are. As opposed to something a little more complicated like crispy polenta, this simple appetizer has only 3 ingredients and doesn’t require any cooking or baking. Plus, all of the ingredients are available at your local grocery store.
A vegetarian canape that everyone can hold in their hands, these will pair with almost any main dish. As a bonus, they’re also nut-free, egg-free, and very light while being tart and flavorful. Think Thanksgiving appetizers or as a fun finger food for a holiday party.
A great way to get people standing around and talking, once you take these apple polenta bites out of the refrigerator, you can leave them out the whole time. They will be fine at room temperature for several hours.
- Be careful not to slice the tubed polenta too thin or the wheels will crumble apart.
- Keep this polenta appetizer refrigerated until it is time to serve.
How To Make Polenta Bites Recipe
Polenta Bites With Apple And Gorgonzola Ingredients:
1 tube pre-made polenta 24 oz
2 Granny Smith apples
1 container crumbled gorgonzola cheese 4 oz
Baking sheet or serving platter
Chill the tube of polenta for about 30 minutes.
Take the tube out of the fridge and slice it into approximately 1/4-inch wheels. Be careful not to make the slices too thin or they will be flimsy and crumble in half.
Place the thick rounds of polenta on a baking tray or chopping board with a bit of space in between each. If you’d prefer to work on a countertop, line it with parchment paper before starting.
You should have approximately 24 wheels of polenta total, so you may need two areas to place your polenta bites.
Cut your Granny Smith apples in half and remove the seed section as well as the stem area at the top and bottom of the apple. If you have an apple corer, that should remove everything cleanly.
Using a sharp knife, cut the apple halves into thin slices (approximately 48 total) and layer two slices on top of each polenta wheel, a little bit stacked, but side-by-side from each other.
Top the apples with a pinch of gorgonzola. Try to make them an even layer or the crumbles may fall off.
Cover the tray with plastic wrap and store it in the fridge until ready to serve. You will want to serve these the same day for maximum freshness, but you can eat them the next day as leftovers.
Can I Use A Different Cheese For These Apple Gorgonzola Polenta Bites?
Yes! If you aren’t a fan of gorgonzola cheese, you can easily replace it with blue cheese crumbles or small bits of goat cheese.
In a pinch, you could also use shredded parmesan cheese on each apple piece. Any of these will work beautifully with these tart and savory bites.
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Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 90Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 283mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietician. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.