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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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