Have I mentioned that I won a blue ribbon at the NC State Fair for apple butter?  Many  LR readers not only know but have enjoyed (I hope!) a jar of this famous concoction.  Here’s a suggestion for a sweet and savory treat with apple butter:

Smoked Gouda and Apple Butter Sandwich

2 (1/2″) slices of sour dough bread

2 Tablespoons Apple Butter*

2 ozs. smoked gouda cheese*, thinly sliced

1/4 tsp sea salt

Spread one slice of bread with apple butter. Top with cheese, sea salt, and remaining slice of bread.  Can also cut and serve open faced for hor d’oeuvres.

*Mine is best but can substitute other apple butter if necessary.

*Can substitute a mild smoked cheddar.

Recipe from Saveur.