These bite sized snacks are inspired by our 'New England Comfort Food' episode of Real Food Real Kitchens. Guest Kevin's Mom would make cauliflower cheese bites in order to get him to eat his vegetables. It obviously worked well because to this day he still makes them along with many other traditional family dishes.
Creating an apple and cheddar cheese bake seemed like a no brainer dish to make. I eat sliced apple with cheese or peanut butter or Nutella on a daily basis for a snack. Baked apples are a favorite southern side dish of mine. It wasn't until I gave my Mother a quick call for some tips on extra ingredients to add to this bake, that I learned my Grandfathers favorite dessert was a slice of apple pie topped with melted cheddar cheese.