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.


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.
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