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Gorgonzola and Red Pepper Chutney Toasts

Gorgonzola and Red Pepper Chutney ToastsThinly sliced toasted bread topped with tasty red pepper chutney and a slice of gorgonzola cheese.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 thin, crusty loaf bread, sliced into 32 (1/2-inch) rounds
1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 red peppers, diced
1/4 cup shallots, diced
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons basil, chopped
Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
8 ounces Wisconsin Creamy Gorgonzola cheese, sliced

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Arrange bread slices on a baking sheet, and bake 8 to 10 minutes until toasted; cool.
  3. In a large skillet, heat butter and oil over medium heat. Add red peppers and shallots; cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add vinegar, brown sugar, cherries, basil, salt and pepper and simmer an additional 10 minutes.
  5. Top each toast with 1 tablespoon red pepper chutney and a slice of Wisconsin Gorgonzola cheese.

Makes 32 appetizer servings.

Variation: Substitute 8 ounces Wisconsin Blue cheese, sliced or crumbled, in place of Wisconsin Creamy Gorgonzola cheese.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.