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Point Reyes Blue Cheese Crostini

Description:

Makes 24 hors d'oeuvres

Point Reyes Blue Cheese is a sharp full-flavored blue that is softened with mascarpone. Another blue cheese may be substituted and cream cheese may replace the mascarpone. You may use fresh or prepared fig preserves. Use a sweet baguette instead of sour so the flavor does not adversely affect the wine.

Crostini

Ingredients:

24 slices of sweet French bread baguette
Good olive oil

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the bread slices on a cookie sheet. Brush the slices with olive oil and bake for about 12 minutes or until lightly golden.

Fig Preserves

Ingredients:

1 cup St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon
2 cups sugar
2 cups black mission figs, chopped

Preparation:

In a heavy bottomed saucepot simmer the red wine, sugar, and figs on a low flame for about 50 minutes, stirring often to prevent burning. The figs should have become tender and the liquid thickened. Let cool, cover and refrigerate. Fig compote keeps for 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Point Reyes Blue Cheese Spread

Ingredients:

½ cup Point Reyes Blue Cheese
½ cup mascarpone

Preparation:

In a food processor puree both cheeses until smooth. Spread about ½ tablespoon of the blue cheese on each crostini. Top with ½ teaspoon fig preserve.

 

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