Appetizers & Side Dishes

Apple & Dried Cherry Salad

Prep Time: 10 min  |  Cook Time: 12 min  |  Servings: 4  |  Calories: 856
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Apple & Dried Cherry Salad
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
12 min

Capture that beautifully fruity and spicy scent that comes around the fall and winter holiday season into a gorgeous topping. The best part of this apple and cranberry salad recipe is when it’s placed on a warm crostini with melted Sargento® Shredded 6 Cheese Italian, and the wonderful sweetness of the fruit and savory flavors come together into a bite-size morsel.

  • 12 slices (1/2-inch thick) French bread baguette (2 to 3 inches in diameter)
  • 4-1/2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) Sargento® Shredded 6 Cheese Italian
  • 2 small apples
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries or cranberries
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  1. Brush bread slices with 1-1/2 tablespoons of the olive oil; place on a baking or cookie sheet. Sprinkle cheese evenly over bread. Bake in a preheated 375°F oven 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. Meanwhile, thinly slice the apples. Cut slices into julienne (matchstick size) strips. If cherries are large, cut into strips. Combine apples, cherries, remaining 3 tablespoons oil and lemon juice; toss well. Season to taste with salt and pepper, if desired.
  3. Arrange warm crostini on 4 serving plates; top with salad.

Serving Size 4

Calories 856

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 27.10g 40%
Sat. Fat 6.80g 36%
Mono Unsat. Fat 14.40g
Poly Unsat. Fat 3.30g
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 1358mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 125g 45%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 0g
Protein 29g
Vitamin A 9RE
Vitamin C 5mg 8%
Calcium 320mg 29%
Iron 8mg 39%