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Tuesday
Oct292013

Brie & Honey Pear Crostini

This year I was lucky enough to cook a private dinner for an amazing group of people from the local Relay for Life. It had been years since I had done an event like this, but I knew no matter what I would make sure they had a dinner to remember. This is the first of four posts and the start of a delicious and fun evening. I am a huge fan of cheese with fruit as an appetizer and it has been a long time since I have found anyone that doesn’t love cheese. This recipe combines the creaminess of brie, texture of a crispy fresh baguette, sweetness of honey glazed pear and the spice from the walnuts. My guests called it a flavor explosion and you are sure to enjoy it too.

 

 

 

Serves 6

¼ cup powdered sugar

1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper

1/8 tsp salt

4oz walnuts

1 French Baguette, sliced ½ inch thick

1 Brie Cheese, Sliced thin, no rind

2 Bay Pears, halved, cored, sliced thinly

Honey for brushing

 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bring a small pot of cold water to a rolling boil. Toss the walnuts in the pot and blanch for 3 minutes. While the walnuts are cooking, mix the powdered sugar, cayenne and salt in a bowl. After three minutes have passed, drain the walnuts and toss in the dry mixture. Once all of the walnuts are coated and all of the dry mixture is absorbed, transfer to a cookie sheet and place in the oven for 10 minutes. Every 2 minutes toss the walnuts thoroughly until they are a dark golden brown. Immediately cool and place into the refrigerator.

 

Spark up your grill, or grill pan on medium heat and begin slicing the brie, pears and baguette. Lay your sliced pears and baguettes on the grill and let sit for about a minute and a half before turning or until grill marks appear. Once you turn the baguettes, lay a slice of brie on top of each until it melts slightly.

While the brie is melting brush the pear with some honey and allow to bubble.

Once the brie is melted, place a few candied walnuts on top and then lay the pear on top of that. Serve hot. You are guaranteed to love the combination of flavors with this easy yet define appetizer.

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amazing article about cooking yum I really like it thanks, keep up.
and here is some videos about chickens and cookies
Chicken Stir Fry
Easy Peanut Butter Cookies
Turkey Breast

February 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJames

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