Appetizers on Thanksgiving? What’s that you say? I know, I know, there’s already enough to do. But seriously guys. These little bites are just the trick to keep your guests hunger at bay and give them a little preview of your fabulous feast to come. Plus, it’ll pair perfectly with a Pear Ginger Fizz!
- 1 long french baguette
- 4 large pears (about 2lbs)
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- ⅓ cup chopped raisins
- ⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp fresh ginger (peeled & grated)
- ¼ tsp salt
- 10 oz log of goat cheese
- parsley (for garnishing)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Slice the baguette into diagonal slices about ½” thick, and place the slices on a baking sheet. Toast for about 10 mins, until crisp (flip the sides over 5 mins in). Let the slices cool on wire racks.
- Peel & core the pears, then slice into small ½” slices. Put the pears, sugar, raisins, vinegar, salt & ginger in a nonstick pan and cook for 25-30 mins on medium heat. Stir frequently for the last 10 mins of cooking, the mixture should thicken and turn dark brown as the sugar caramelizes.
- Spread a teaspoon of goat cheese on each bread slice and top with a spoonful of the pear chutney and a parsley leaf for garnish.
- Tip: You can prepare this chutney up to a week ahead of time & refrigerate! On thanksgiving all you’ll need to do is heat it up, toast the bread, & assemble.
*Adapted from: Delish
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