Every Memorial Day weekend, my parents host a bunch of their friends and my siblings and I at their house in PA. There’s a lot of BBQing, a lot of booze, and a lot of fun. This Memorial Day, my mom put me in charge of appetizers. So I pulled out my Pinterest arsenal to see what I should make. Along with a few strombolis and a taco dip, I decided to make these apple cranberry sage bites.
I originally made them for Christmas this year, and everyone loved them, so I knew they were a winner. You can serve this sweet and savory relish either warm or cold (I personally like it warm better) with a light shaving of parmesan cheese on top. Fair warning: These mini snacks WILL go quickly, so have extra crackers and relish on hand ready to replenish your platter.
APPLE CRANBERRY SAGE BITES
Servings: About 24 bites
1 large red onion, minced
4 medium apples, chopped
¼ cup fresh chopped sage
2 tablespoons olive oil
⅓ cup dried cranberries
Shaved parmesan cheese
Crackers, bread, or pita wedges for serving (I use Wheat Thins)
- Mince 1 cup of red onion. Core 4 apples and chop them into bite-sized chunks. Chop the sage.
- Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the red onion and saute for 2 to 3 minutes, until softened.
- Add the apple, sage, and dried cranberries. Cover and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the apples are soft.
- Remove the skillet from the heat. Allow to cool slightly, and add a bit of kosher salt to taste.
- Serve over crackers or bread, garnished with shaved Parmesan cheese.