Roasted Blueberries, Maple Pecans and Chèvre Crostinis

September 6, 2013

Oh baby.

This is serious stuff.

Who needs anything else when you can eat this appetizer!

The title is pretty self explanatory but what we do not mention in there is the fresh basil that we blend with the goat cheese and the honey that we drizzle on top of everything after!

And let my tell you, roasted blueberries are amazing.

It’s heaven in your mouth. No kidding.

So guess what i’ll be making for every dinner party we have for the next year!?

I’m exaggerating but you get my point. This is good stuff!!!

Next time your in-laws are in town or you have a hot date to impress, make this recipe!

Enjoy my lovelies!

xox

Alex


  • Course: Starter
  • Servings: 12
  • Prep. time: 30 min
  • Cook time: 15 min

Ingredients:

  • 5.5 Ounce of honey soft goat cheese (if you can't find any, add 1tbsp of honey to your goats cheese)
  • 10 big leaves of fresh basil, thinly chopped
  • 1 Cup of small blueberries (lac st-jean style) or 1 1/2 cups of normal blueberries
  • 1/2 Cup pecan pieces
  • 2 Tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 4-6 Tablespoon of honey to drizzle
  • 1 small fresh baguette, mandoline sliced in 1/8in slices (or slice with knife) make 12 slices
  • 2 Tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped

Cooking instructions:

  1. ***Please note that my baguette wasn't extremely wide so my portions were small.
  2. Start by heating your oven at 425F.
  3. Take your slices of bread and with a brush, lightly brush olive oil on each side (use more than indicated if need be).
  4. sprinkle chopped garlic on bread slices and place them on a baking pan. Once oven is heated to temperature, turn it to low-broil and place your baking pan in the middle of your oven, for about 7-8 minutes.
  5. When the crostinis are done baking, take them out and turn your oven back down to 400F.
  6. Place your cleaned blueberries on a baking pan with parchment paper.
  7. Bake for about 8 minutes. You want most of them to be whole since it looks prettier.
  8. While your berries are baking, place your pecan pieces and maple syrup in a pan and heat up on medium high until maple syrup bubbles. It should take about 1 minute on a gas stovetop. Mix them well while they heat up to make sure they are well coated with maple syrup.
  9. Remove them from the heat immediately and place them on a piece of parchment paper. Try to separate them as much as you can without touching them with your fingers (they will be hot!).
  10. Let them cool for about 5 minutes and try to separate them some more.
  11. In a food processor, place your goat cheese and about 3/4 of your chopped basil. Process until it makes a uniform paste. remove cheese mixture from processor and when the crostinis are cool enough, coat them with the cheese mixture.
  12. Add blueberries on top of crostinis, then sprinkle some pecans. Drizzle honey and sprinkle a bit of basil.
  13. Tada! Enjoy!
  • Robin

    Would a different cheese work as well as goats cheese? I’m not a fan of goats cheese.

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    Hi Robin!
    You could try with cream cheese! Let me know how it turns out!