Talk about a delicious treat! I was committed to a French inspired New Years Eve this year, and the first thing that came to mind was melted brie cheese. I know, a little cliche, but it's true. The sweetness of the cranberries with the creamy melted brie is simply fantastic in this recipe. No other way to describe it.
2 - 2 1/2 cups wild mushrooms of your choice (finely diced - I used oyster)
1 shallot (finely diced)
1/4 cup dried cranberry (juice sweetened if possible)
1 tsp fresh thyme (finely minced)
1 rustic baguette
1 tbsp olive oil
1 wedge of beautiful brie cheese
Pinch of salt and pepper
Start by pre-heating your oven to 350 degrees. While the oven is pre-heating, heat the olive oil in a sauté pan and add the shallot, diced mushroom, cranberry and thyme. Sauté for a few minutes until the shallot begins to wilt and then season with salt and pepper and set aside to cool.
Take your baguette and slice it into 12 pieces that are about 1" thick.
Place each piece of brie on the bread. Follow with a spoonful of the cranberry, mushroom and shallot mixture and place on an oiled cookie sheet.
Bake the toasts for 15 minutes or just until the brie melts. I think you'll find it hard to have just one!