Cheese Straws With Smoked Apple Butter and Summer Squash
Here is a standout hors d'oeuvre idea with a fun presentation. The preparation comes together pretty quickly, especially if you make the cheese straws in advance. These tasty treats will go fast, so be prepared with back-ups.
cheese straws, approximately 4 or 5 inches in length (recommendation: Smitten Kitchen's recipe)
Jar Sessions smoked apple butter
summer squash, very thinly sliced (mandoline or knife) into 4-inch or 5-inch strips
fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper
- Prepare the cheese straws and let cool.
- Season the squash strips with salt and pepper, then sear on one side in a hot, lightly oiled skillet. Remove immediately. Squeeze fresh lemon juice and drizzle a bit of olive oil over the squash.
- Open your jar of smoked apple butter and pour into a bowl.
- To assemble, dip a cheese straw into the apple butter to coat the top couple of inches. Wrap one strip of the squash around the coated part of the cheese straw and place on a serving dish. Continue to dip and wrap, dip and wrap, dip and wrap.