Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Dockside with the Family

I just spent a great weekend with family and it was fantastic to catch up with everyone -- especially those who traveled from Manitoba and Toronto to be with us (hello Dianne, Steve, Hannah and Sandy!).

I was on appetizer duty so chose to whip up these little morsels. Sandy was asking that I get this to her before the weekend so thought I  better post. It's tasty!

photo from finecooking

Crostini with Brie, Dates and Toasted Walnuts

1 medium baguette, sliced (I used whole wheat)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 teaspoon ground Sea salt
1/2 cup coarsely chopped toasted walnuts (I didn't bother to toast mine)
1/2 cup chopped, pitted dates
1 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
6 oz. brie with white rind removed

The day before you are to serve this, you can get ahead of the game by mixing the olive oil, sea salt, walnuts, dates, honey and vinegar together in a ziploc bag.

Dab both sides of bread with olive oil and toast in oven (sprinkle top side with sea salt).

When toasted, bring tray out of oven and place slices of brie on each slice of bread. Next, top each with a spoonful of nut/date mixture. 

Turn the oven off but place the tray back in just long enough to warm and slightly melt the brie. Sprinkle with more sea salt if desired.



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  2. These are so delicious...a new favorite!

  3. Thanks so much for the shout-out - and so glad to be part of this book with you. Your story was too riddiculously funny.
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