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Brie Toasts with Cranberry Compote

 Brie Toasts with Cranberry Compote
Just six ingredients are all I need to create an elegant appetizer perfect for entertaining. The tart cranberry compote pairs well with creamy Brie cheese. —Katherine Watson, Omaha, Nebraska
24 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 5 min.


  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread, cut into 1/2-in. slices
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 pound Brie cheese, thinly sliced


  • In a small saucepan, combine the cranberries, vinegar, cranberry
  • sauce and sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened,
  • about 12 minutes.
  • Brush bottoms of bread with butter; place on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 1-2 minutes or until lightly toasted. Top bread
  • with Brie. Bake for 4-6 minutes or until cheese is melted. Spoon
  • cranberry mixture over cheese, about 1 tablespoon on each. Yield:
  • about 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 appetizer equals 145 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 218 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer