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Double Cranberry Crostini

Yield: about 30 appetizers
Prep 45 mins Stand 15 mins Bake 375°F 6 mins Cool 1 hr
Double Cranberry Crostini
Ingredients
  • 1  recipe Cranberry-Ginger Chutney (see recipe below)
  • 1/3  cup  dried cranberries
  • 2 3  ounce package  cream cheese, softened
  • 2  tablespoons  chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1  teaspoon  finely chopped, peeled fresh ginger
  • 1  teaspoon  lime juice
  • 1 16  ounce loaf  baguette-style French bread
  • 4  ounces  thinly sliced smoked turkey or ham
Directions

1. Prepare Cranberry-Ginger Chutney; let cool. Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Place dried cranberries in a small bowl with enough boiling water to cover; cover and let stand 15 minutes. Drain well. In a medium mixing bowl beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in drained cranberries, pecans, ginger, and lime juice; set aside.

2. Slice baguette diagonally into 1/2-inch slices. Place on a large baking sheet (use two sheets if necessary to fit all the slices in one layer). Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until edges just start to brown. Cool slightly. Cut smoked turkey into about 30 pieces to fit on bread slices. Spread bread with cranberry-cheese mixture. Top each with a piece of turkey. Dollop with Cranberry-Ginger Chutney.

Cranberry-Ginger Chutney

Yield: 30 appetizers
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2  cups  fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 3/4  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1/3  cup  dried apricot halves, chopped
  • 1/3  cup  golden raisins
  • 2  tablespoons  minced fresh ginger
  • 2  tablespoons  cranberry juice
  • 3/4  teaspoon  ground cardamom
  • 1/4  teaspoon  cayenne pepper
Directions

1. In a medium saucepan combine cranberries, brown sugar, dried apricots, raisins, ginger, cranberry juice, cardamom, and cayenne pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Cook, uncovered, for 3 to 4 minutes or until cranberries pop, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a medium bowl; let stand about 1 hour or until completely cool. Store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts (Double Cranberry Crostini)
  • cal. (kcal) 107,
  • Fat, total (g) 3,
  • chol. (mg) 8,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 18,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 3,
  • vit. A (IU) 146,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 24,
  • sodium (mg) 150,
  • Potassium (mg) 96,
  • calcium (mg) 20,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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