Cider-Butterkase Baked Chicken Wings

Butterkäse literally translates to "butter cheese".   It is named this due to its buttery flavor and smooth, soft appearance.  Snowfield's Butterkäse Style cheese is produced with autumn and winter mild, then aged for at least 3 months.  It has rich buttery and sweet almond flavors with a bright, lemony finish.  These sweet and savory chicken wings are the perfect add to a game day spread.  

  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3/4 cup apple cider
  • 3/4 cup dry hard apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 4 ounces Saxon Snowfield's Butterkäse Style cheese, shredded (1 cup)


    1. Heat oven to 450°F.  Place a greased wire rack on an aluminum foil-lined rimmed baking sheet.
    2. Pat chicken wings dry with paper towels.  Cut wings through joints into three sections; discard wing tips.  Season with salt and pepper.
    3. Arrange wings in a single layer on rack.  Bake for 30-35 minutes or until wings reach an internal temperature of 165°F.
    4. Meanwhile, combine the apple cider, hard cider, Worcestershire sauce and honey in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently.  Reduce heat to medium.  Simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until sauce is reduced to about 3/4 cup, stirring occasionally.  Combine cornstarch and water in a small bowl until smooth; stir into cider mixture.  Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until thickened.
    5. Toss wings with 1/4 cup sauce in a large bowl.  Return wings to pan.  Broil 4 inches from the heat for 2 minutes.
    6. Sprinkle wings with butterkäse.  Broil for 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.  Serve with remaining sauce.



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