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    Crostini with Humboldt Fog and Pear Chutney

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    Post by Lobo Thu 28 Jan 2016, 8:31 pm

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    Prep Time: 25 minutes
    Cook Time: 35 minutes
    Humboldt Fog, a subtly tangy California goats’-milk cheese with a beautiful gray-blue line of ash running through it, is the perfect counterpoint to a mildly sweet chutney made from fresh pears. If you can’t find Humboldt Fog cheese, try Morbier, a French cow’s milk cheese, or a fresh California goats’-milk cheese. The chutney can be prepared a few days in advance and stored in the refrigerator until you are ready to assemble the crostini.






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    Ingredients:


    • 1 lemon
    • 1 orange
    • 1 fresh rosemary sprig
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 1 Tbs. unsalted butter
    • 2 shallots, finely chopped
    • 2 lb. (1 kg) pears, peeled, cored and cut into ¼-inch (6-mm)
        dice
    • 1/4 cup (2 fl. oz./60 ml) pear brandy or cognac
    • 1/3 cup (2 1/2 oz./75 g) firmly packed brown sugar
    • Arugula for serving
    • Toasted baguette slices for serving
    • Humboldt Fog cheese for serving

    Directions:

    Using a vegetable peeler, remove the zest from the lemon and orange in large strips. Juice the lemon and set aside 2 Tbs. lemon juice. Juice the orange and set aside 1/2 cup (4 fl. oz./125 ml) orange juice. Wrap the lemon and orange zest, rosemary, bay leaf and cinnamon stick in a piece of cheesecloth and tie closed with kitchen twine.

    In a saucepan over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the shallots and pears and cook until the pears begin to release their juices, 6 to 8 minutes. Carefully pour in the brandy and deglaze pan, stirring with a wooden spoon, and simmer until the liquid is reduced by a third, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the brown sugar, reserved orange juice, reserved lemon juice and the herb sachet. Bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until the liquid has reduced, about 25 minutes. Transfer the chutney to a bowl and remove the sachet. Set aside and let cool to room temperature.

    To assemble the crostini, place a few arugula leaves on top of a baguette slice and top with 1 or 2 thin slices of cheese. Top with a dollop of chutney. Repeat with the remaining ingredients, arrange the crostini on a platter and serve. Makes about 2 dozen crostini.

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