Recipe: Honey-Rosemary Cherries & Blue Cheese Crostini

Recipe: Honey-Rosemary Cherries & Blue Cheese Crostini
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Recipe type: Appetizer
 
Begin your party casually by offering this appetizer "help yourself" style. Or, make up single-serving plates and present as a first course at the table.
Ingredients
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 (12-oz.) package frozen dark, sweet pitted cherries, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups loosely packed arugula $
  • 16 (1/4-inch-thick) ciabatta bread slices, toasted
  • 1 (8-oz.) wedge blue cheese, thinly sliced*
  • Garnish: freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Sauté shallot in hot oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Add cherries (and any liquid in package) and next 5 ingredients. Cook, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes or until thickened. Let stand 10 minutes.
  2. Divide arugula among toasted bread slices. Top each with cherry mixture and 1 blue cheese slice. Garnish, if desired.
  3. *Manchego or goat cheese may be substituted.
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Caroline McDonald
Caroline lives for pairing together patterns, mixing furniture styles, and oogling over our newest furniture pieces. As you can imagine, her little 1920's craftsman is in a constant state of flux. Here on How to Decorate, it's her goal to help you turn your home into your own little slice of paradise.

One Comment

  1. Loyda November 29, 2012 at 6:01 am - Reply
     

    I cannot wait to make this recipe. Love using shallots in my cooking …

    Thanks for sharing it.
    I will “like” you on Fecebook

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