Monday, June 26, 2017

Warm Brie with Blueberry-Mango Salsa Recipe from Eliza Cross


I was delighted to preview cookbook author Eliza Cross's latest work, Berries: Sweet & Savory Recipes. If you are as crazy about these flavorful gems as I am, you will love her collection of mouthwatering appetizers, side dishes, main courses, and desserts. This week, Eliza shares a trio of recipes from the book. Our first offering, which features blueberries, might be the perfect way to greet guests for your July Fourth festivities. 



Warm Brie with Blueberry-Mango Salsa

A refreshing homemade fruit salsa perfectly complements the creamy, melty texture of Brie cheese in this easy appetizer recipe. Crispy homemade crostini provide the perfect base for the warm spread.

SERVES 12

3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons salted butter, melted
1 French baguette, cut diagonally into 1 /2-inch slices
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
2 teaspoons honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup diced mango
2 tablespoons minced red bell pepper
2 tablespoons minced red onion
1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon finely minced jalapeño
1 (1-pound) round Brie cheese 


Preheat the oven broiler to medium high and line a baking pan with aluminum foil. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil and butter. Brush the baguette slices with the mixture and arrange on the prepared baking pan. Broil until crispy and golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer bread slices to a wire rack. Cool to room temperature and reserve. 

In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, honey, and salt; whisk to combine. Add the blueberries, mango, bell pepper, onion, cilantro, and jalapeño. Stir gently to combine and reserve. 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. 

Place the Brie in a round, shallow ovenproof casserole or cake pan no more than 2 inches wider than the cheese. Bake until cheese is melted in the center, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and spoon salsa on top. Serve warm with toasted baguette slices.


Stop in Wednesday for a tantalizing entree from Berries: Sweet & Savory Recipes -- a succulent beef dish ideal for summertime entertaining! 

Photos and recipe from Eliza Cross. Used with permission.

1 comment:

Missy Jones said...

This recipe has me fascinated! Fruit, red onion and cilantro?! I'll definitely be trying it.

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