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      The perfect holiday appetizer

      Bruschetta

      OK, you're having people over the holidays and you're starting to freak out. What can you serve them that will look impressive and taste good, too? How about bruscetta?

      It's fancy sounding but an easy to make appetizer they make at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth. In fact the chef there made it on NBC 25 Today and people raved about the taste. You can make it too. Here's the recipe. Later, see informtion on a special wine event coming up at the restaurant.



      Blue Cheese, Mascarpone, Prosciutto, Pear and Arugula Bruschetta

      4 oz. mascarpone cheese

      ¾ oz. blue cheese, crumbled

      1 Tbs. maple syrup

      Pinch white pepper

      Combine the above ingredients together and set aside for later use.



      Balsamic glaze

      ½ cup balsamic vinegar

      2 Tbs. sugar, white

      Bring to a simmer and cook until reduced and thickened

      Ciabatta bread, toasted cut into bite sized pieces

      Walnuts, toasted and chopped coarsely

      Prosciutto, cut and rolled

      Arugula leaves, washed

      Pear, cut into wedges soaked in lemon water



      Assembly:

      Toasted ciabatta

      Mascarpone cheese mixture

      Walnuts

      Pear

      Prosciutto

      Arugula

      Balsamic glaze

      OK, here's the wine event information from Bavarian Inn.


      HOLIDAY WINE TASTING

      Saturday & Sunday, December 8 & 9, 2012

      12:00 p.m. â?? 4:00 p.m.
      Sample a variety of wines great for hosting those holiday parties! Or, simply stop by for an educational experience on a variety of wines Bavarian Inn has available for sale. $.25 per sample.

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