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Candied Walnuts & a Cheese Board

Ai Ping
Easily create a spring cheese board that can be packed as a picnic. All you have to do is make sweet and salty crunch walnuts.
Course Appetizer



  • Castello Harvati Herbs and Spice
  • Castello Danish blue

Fruit & Vegetable

  • Strawberries
  • Green Grapes
  • Blood Oranges
  • Kiwi
  • Pickled Ramps

Bread & Crackers

  • French Bread
  • Assorted Crackers
  • Condiment - Cherry Preserves
  • Meat - Black Pepper Salami

Maple Candied Walnuts

  • 1 tbs unsalted butter
  • 5 tbs pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups walnuts if you don't like slight bitter aftertaste, use pecans or your favorite nut
  • ½ tbs sugar
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt


  • Over medium heat, add the butter, maple syrup and vanilla into a cast iron pan. Once they start to bubble, add the walnuts. Stir for 5 minutes until most liquid has evaporated. Spread it on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Let cool for 3 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon and salt. Sprinkle all over the nuts and toss gently. Arrange all the cheeseboard ingredients. Serve.