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Mushroom Sausage Croustades

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For croustades
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  White bread slices 18 , cut into 3 inch rounds
For filling
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (1/2 Stick)
  Finely chopped shallot 3 Tablespoon
  Mushrooms 1⁄2 Pound, finely chopped
  All purpose flour 2 Tablespoon
  Finely chopped chives 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Finely chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground red pepper To Taste
  Sweet italian sausage 1⁄4 Pound, cut into pieces
  Whipping cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Fresh lemon juice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Grated parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon

For croustades: Preheat oven to 400°F.
Butter small muffin tin.
Roll each bread round out on work surface to flatten.
Carefully fit bread into muffin tin, pressing gently to form cup.
Bake until lightly browned, about 8 minutes.
Remove from tin and let cool on wire rack.
(Croustades can be prepared ahead, sealed tightly in plastic bags and frozen.) For filling: Melt butter in large heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
Add shallot and saute until browned.
Blend in mushrooms, stirring constantly until liquid is evaporated, 10 to 15 minutes.
Sprinkle with flour, chives, parsley, salt and red pepper.
Add sausage, stirring constantly until browned and crumbly.
Pour in cream and bring to low boil.
Reduce heat and simmer until mixture thickens, about 10 minutes.
Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice.
Let cool slightly.
To assemble: Preheat oven to 350°F.
Spoon filling evenly into croustades.
Arrange on baking sheet.
Sprinkle cheese over tops.
Bake until cheese melts, about 10 minutes.
Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2830 Calories from Fat 1437

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 157 g241.4%

Saturated Fat 98.7 g493.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 545 mg181.7%

Sodium 4169.2 mg173.7%

Total Carbohydrates 248 g82.8%

Dietary Fiber 12.6 g50.6%

Sugars 18.1 g

Protein 66 g132.9%

Vitamin A 98.2% Vitamin C 67.7%

Calcium 57.7% Iron 34.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Mushroom Sausage Croustades Recipe