appetizer

Baked Brie

Baked Brie                                                                                                          

 Ingredients:

0.5 (17 ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed or croissants

1 (8 ounce) package brie cheese, round

1⁄8 cup toasted almond, slices (optional) or walnuts

 1⁄4 cup Raspberry preserves or Strawberry preserves

Preheat oven to 425.  Lightly grease cookie sheet.  Roll puff pastry out slightly.  Place cheese wheel on top (leave rind on). Cut cheese in half. Place preserves and nuts in middle of cheese. Place other half back on Brie and buddle puff pastry around cheese.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.  Let cool for five minutes. Serve with your favorite crackers. Enjoy!

Need an easy app? How about Pinwheels

Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels     

16 servings – 35 minutes

Ingredients:

1 can 8 oz. Crescent dinner rolls

1/2 Cup of Zucchini Relish

½ Cup of Cheddar Cheese

¼ cup chopped Green onions

¼ cup cooked Real bacon

Directions:   Heat oven 350°F.  Unroll crescent rolls into rectangles.  Spread the relish over each rectangle, sprinkle cheese, bacon and onion.  Starting at one end roll up each rectangle and place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake 12 – 17 minutes.      Yummy Appetizer!                  

Salmon Pate'

This is a great recipe for the Holiday's or anytime as a appetizer. 

1 14 oz can red salmon
4 - 6 oz cream cheese
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons thinly chopped scallions
1 teaspoon horseradish
1-2 tablespoons Hot Zucchini Relish

Drain and pick through salmon. 

In a processor, combine all ingredients. Chopped scallions and colorful peppers on top for decoration.Process just till combined.

Taste for salt.  Chill.

Especially nice on black bread or Pecan nut crackers.