Alouette® Brie Toasts with Pear and Chocolate Wine Sauce Recipe

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Alouette® Brie Toasts with Pear and Chocolate Wine Sauce Recipe

 

Makes:40 appetizers

Product:Alouette® Baby Brie®

 
  • Ingredients:
  • cup red wine
  • tbsp. sugar
  • tbsp. chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • loaf French bread, sliced into 40 slices
  • cup olive oil
  • pkg. (13.2 oz.) Alouette Baby Brie, Original
  • tbsp. almonds, finely chopped
  • tsp. allspice
  • ripe pears, peeled and finely diced
  • Methods:
  • Preheat oven to 350º F.
  • Combine wine and sugar in a non-reactive saucepan and reduce over medium heat for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and cool slightly. Stir in the chocolate to blend and set aside.
  • Brush bread slices with olive oil and broil until golden brown on both sides. Cool.
  • Cut wheel of Alouette Baby Brie into 4 quarters. Cut each quarter into 10 slices. Lay slices on a chilled plate.
  • In a small skillet, over medium heat, toss the chopped almonds until golden brown.
  • Remove from heat, add allspice and blend. Set aside to cool.
  • Peel and finely dice pears.
  • Assembly:
  • Place the French bread slices on a cookie sheet. Spread a ½ teaspoon of the chocolate wine sauce on each slice.
  • Divide the minced pear equally among the slices.
  • Lay a slice of Alouette Baby Brie on top of each “crouton” and sprinkle with toasted almonds.
  • Heat in oven for 5 minutes.