Frico with Apples and Montasio Cheese Recipe

Frico with Apples and Montasio Cheese Recipe

How To Make Frico with Apples and Montasio Cheese

Montasio cheese is balanced out by crisp and tart apples in this simple and tasty Italian-inspired appetizer that’s perfect for any occasion.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 2golden delicious apples,(about 10 oz)
  • 1tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • ½lbmontasio cheese


  1. Peel and core the apples, and slice into wedges about ½-inch thick. Pour the olive oil in a 10-inch nonstick skillet, and set over medium heat.

  2. Scatter the apple wedges in the pan, and toss to coat with oil

  3. Cook and caramelize the apples for about 8 minutes, tossing frequently, until tinged with brown and softened but not mushy.

  4. Spill the caramelized apples onto a plate.

  5. Sprinkle half of the shredded Montasio in an even layer over the bottom of the skillet.

  6. Return the apples to the pan, spread them evenly on top of the cheese, then sprinkle the remainder of the shredded cheese over the apples. Lower the heat, and let the frico cook undisturbed for about 10 minutes until the bottom is very brown and crisped.

  7. If the cheese releases a lot of fat in the pan, blot it up with paper towels.

  8. Shake the pan to loosen the disk, put a large plate on top, and invert, dropping the frico onto the plate, then slide it back in the skillet, top side down. Cook until the second side is crisp and brown.

  9. Slide (or invert) the frico onto the plate, blot up oil, and slice into 6 wedges.

  10. Serve hot.


  • Calories: 205.85kcal
  • Fat: 15.12g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.63g
  • Trans Fat: 0.45g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.83g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.78g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.25g
  • Fiber: 1.37g
  • Sugar: 5.83g
  • Protein: 9.25g
  • Cholesterol: 38.56mg
  • Sodium: 244.61mg
  • Calcium: 258.59mg
  • Potassium: 85.75mg
  • Iron: 0.15mg
  • Vitamin A: 101.12µg
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