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Goat’s Cheese Brushetta: Great For Christmas Starters

Goat’s Cheese Brushetta: Great For Christmas Starters.

Smart finger food.

Serve these instead of a starter with drinks on Christmas day.

They taste great hot from the grill.

Goat’s Cheese Brushetta: Great For Christmas Starters

Goat’s Cheese Brushetta: Great For Christmas Starters:

Makes 20

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 5-10 minutes

You Will Need:

1 thin baguette, about 200 g (7 oz) in total

150 g (5 oz) blackberry and apple chutney (see recipe below)

150 g (5 oz) goat’s cheese, diced

Little roughly crushed salt flakes and black peppercorns

Few watercress sprigs to garnish

Method:

1.) Slice the bread thinly then put on a baking sheet or on the grill rack and toast lightly on both sides.

2.) Top toasts with a spoonful of chutney then a little cheese.

3.) Sprinkle with salt and pepper and grill for a few minutes until the goats cheese is just beginning to melt.

4.) Transfer to a serving plate and top with watercress, serve immediately.

Blackberry and Apple Chutney:

Very easy!!

This tasty chutney can be prepared well in advance and is a perfect accompaniment to gammon, turkey and beef, as well as pork or game pies.

Makes 2 x 450 g (1 lb) jars
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 50 minutes

450 g (1 lb) Bramley apples, peeled, cored and cut into small chunks

225 g (8 oz) eating apples, peeled, cored and cut into large chunks

225 g (8 oz) red onions, peeled and sliced

25 g (1 oz) root ginger, peeled and finely chopped

½ teaspoon peppercorns, roughly crushed

225 g (8 oz) granulated sugar

150 ml (¼ pint) cider vinegar

350 g (12 oz) blackberries

Goat’s Cheese Brushetta
Goat’s Cheese Brushetta

Method:

1.) Place all the ingredients except the blackberries in a large heavy based saucepan. 

2.) Cook gently, stirring until the sugar dissolves. 

3.) Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered for about 40 minutes, stirring occasionally until the apples and onions are tender, the mixture has thickened and no watery juices remain.

4.) Add the blackberries and cook for a further 10 minutes until they have softened but still hold their shape.

5.) Spoon the hot chutney into warmed dry jars, seal with screw topped lids and leave to cool.

6.) Store unopened in a cool dark place up to 6 months. 

Chill once opened.

Goat’s Cheese Brushetta

Goat’s Cheese Brushetta: Great For Christmas Starters.

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Recipe and photo credits -Seasonal Berries.

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2 responses to “Goat’s Cheese Brushetta: Great For Christmas Starters”

  1. These look like just the thing I was looking for as a different appetizer this holiday season! Thank you for the inspiration.

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