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CROSTINI THREE WAYS

BRUSCHETTA0002lrIt’s Monday night and you’re sitting at your desk like, “Wait, wasn’t it Saturday like 5 minutes ago?” Monday’s can be the absolute worst. But, here is my proposal – I say, pour yourself a glass of wine and try a fun, new recipe. Don’t worry, this doesn’t need more than 5 minutes, so we won’t run in to your House of Cards time.

We’ve whipped up three different crostini recipes for your dining pleasure. Serve as appetizers, eat in lieu of your regularly schedule frozen pizza Monday night dinner, or try out on your book club. Either way, these recipes are DIVINE! Plus, we’ve even paired the perfect wine to go with each. What could be better than caramelized citrus, crispy sage, delicious cheese, and the perfect glass of wine?

Don’t know what a crostini is? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Scroll down to see each…


1 – THE CARAMELIZED BLOOD ORANGE & MONTCHEVRE

Oh yes, it’s as delicious as it sounds. This scrumptious little guy is out of control good and pairs perfectly with our favorite Pinot Noir. See the full recipe here & a little tip on how to caramelize citrus.

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2 – PEAR, BRIE, & CRISPY SAGE

Crispy sage? Yes and it’s divine! Plus, brie and pear, how could you go wrong? You can’t. Eat up here plus discover its perfect wine pairing

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3. RADISH & GOAT CHEESE

You might think twice about radishes after trying this little gem. Refreshing and delightful, this crostini is underestimated but Ooh-so-good! Recipe and its favorite wine to hang with here.

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FIG AND PISTACHIO TOAST WITH LEMON

FIG & PISTACHIO TOASTI don’t know about you, but I ended 2014 with a new found love of figs. Okay, obsession. I blame Pinterest. It just seems no matter how easy or simple the recipe, just add a few of these beauties, and you’ve got an instantly fancy appetizer that is sure to impress. And you have my word, this recipe for fig and pistachio toast is absolutely foolproof, and divine as a starter for any meal or dinner party!FIG & PISTACHIO TOASTFIG & PISTACHIO TOAST

INGREDIENTS

-1 loaf of fresh honey wheat bread

-8 oz. of good chèvre

-1 1/2 cups of sliced dried figs

-1 1/2 cups of unsalted pistachios

– Zest from one lemon

– Honey

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INSTRUCTIONS

-Set oven on low broil. Distribute slices of the wheat bread evenly on the top rack, and leave oven door cracked while the bread toasts. Watch carefully so bread does not burn.

-In a small mixing bowl, combine the chèvre and lemon zest to taste. Remove bread from oven and let cool.

-Cover each slice with one tablespoon of the chèvre. Top with figs and pistachios and drizzle with honey.

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