Apple Canapés

Makes about 28, depending on the size of the apples

These simple but yummy apple canapés are just the thing to satisfy your snack craving on an autumn day.


  • 8 ounces soft goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • ⅓ cup crushed candied pecans


Mix the cheese, orange juice and zest of lemon in a food processor. Place the mixture in the refrigerator to firm it up.

While the cheese is chilling, slice the apples into rounds and remove any seeds. Cut each round in half to make a crescent shape. Sprinkle the apple pieces with lemon juice to prevent them from turning brown.

Place a large spoonful of the cheese mixture on each apple piece and garnish with the pecans.

Nutrition Analysis (per canape): 35 cal, 2.5 g fat, 5 mg chol, 45 mg sodium, 2 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 2 g protein.

Laura Hahn, author of the cookbook Around the World, One Gluten-Free Meal at a Time, is a regular contributor to Gluten-Free Living. She also blogs about gluten-free food at