blackberry + brie appetizer

blackberry + brie appetizer

We discovered this simple pickled blackberry recipe while onboard this summer.  It was a fun challenge to discover ways to use the sweet and salty berries. The winners were this appetizer with creamy brie and a salad dressing that compliments greens and fruit.

blackberries + brie appetizer

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Serves: 6 Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • pickled blackberries:
  • 6 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • blackberry + brie appetizer:
  • 12 whole wheat crackers
  • 3 ounces brie cheese
  • ½ cup pickled blackberries
  • 12 small slices of apricot
  • 12 small sprigs of thyme

Instructions

1

pickled blackberries:

2

In a container with a lid, add vinegar, fish sauce, water and sugar. Mix until the sugar is dissolved.

3

Add berries to brine mixture, seal the container and chill at least 4 hours. They can be used for up to a month.

4

blackberries + brie appetizers:

5

Lay out a dozen whole wheat crackers.

6

Lay a slice of brie on each cracker

7

Place one pickled blackberry on the brie, and a slice of apricot along side.

8

Garnish with a sprig of thyme.

Notes

berry vinaigrette: ¼ cup pickled blackberry brine, ½ cup olive oil, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 1 clove garlic, minced, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper.Use berry vinaigrette over greens with sliced apples, pears or berries.

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