Cheese and brie toast with cherries

A simple festive treat to impress guests.

 Less than 45 minutes (plus macerating time)

Makes 14-16

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Ingredients:

  • 1 punnet (200g) cherries, pitted
  • 3 Tbsp (45ml) light brown sugar or honey
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) sherry vinegar
  • Salt and milled pepper
  • 2 medium crusty baguettes, sliced
  • Olive oil, for brushing
  • 2 wedges (100g each) brie
  • 12 sprigs thyme, roughly chopped
  • ½ packet (50g) raw almonds, toasted and chopped (optional)

 

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Combine cherries, sugar, vinegar and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. Macerate for about 15 minutes.
  4. Brush bread with oil and toast under the oven grill for about 5-8 minutes.
  5. Cut brie into chunks, divide between toasts and top with thyme.
  6. Bake for a further 3-5 minutes until cheese is gooey.
  7. Top with macerated cherries and scatter with almonds before serving.

 

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