Hibiscus, Warm Brie & Almond Crostini
|Wild hibiscus flower in syrup||250 Gram (1 Jar)|
|Wheel brie cheese||8 Ounce (1 Small One)|
|Baguette||1 , cut into 24 slices, 1/4 inch thick|
|Sliced almonds||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (With Skin)|
Makes 20 to 24 pieces
Preheat oven to 450° F. Drain hibiscus flowers and reserve syrup. Cut each flower in half.
Cut the brie into 1/4-inch-thick slices sized to cover about three quarters of a baguette slice. Spread the almonds in a flat dish. Press the brie firmly onto the bread slices then, facedown, into the almonds. Place on a baking sheet. Bake until the brie is soft, bread is crispy, and nuts are lightly toasted, about 4 to 6 minutes. Top each one with a piece of hibiscus and drizzle lightly with the reserved syrup* as desired. Garnish with herbs. Serve immediately.
*To thicken the syrup, put it in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Then reduce the heat to medium and cook until syrup is reduced by 1/3 or coats the back of a spoon. Syrup will thicken more as it cools.
For more information about the Wild Hibiscus Flower Company or to purchase the product, visit WILD HIBISCUS FLOWER COMPANY.
Calories 106 Calories from Fat 42
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5 g7.5%
Saturated Fat 2.1 g10.7%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 11.3 mg3.8%
Sodium 138.9 mg5.8%
Total Carbohydrates 12 g3.9%
Dietary Fiber 3.4 g13.6%
Sugars 0.5 g
Protein 4 g8.2%
Vitamin A 12.2% Vitamin C 88.7%
Calcium 5% Iron 1.7%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet