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Cheese and Chocolate Bruschetta

Photo: Jeffrey Cross; Food Styling: Karen Shinto
Total time 20 mins
Yield Serves 8 (makes 16) (serving size: 2 toasts)
For a big party, a dessert bruschetta like this looks dramatic but doesn't require any plates to eat. We love the combo of the rich, creamy cheese, slightly bitter chocolate, and sweet-tart fruit.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound firm brie cheese, at room temperature
  • 16 baguette slices, brushed with olive oil and grilled
  • 16 cherries, halved and pitted
  • 16 large bittersweet chocolate curls* (from a 3-oz. bar)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 182
  • caloriesfromfat 35 %
  • protein 7.6 g
  • fat 7 g
  • satfat 4 g
  • carbohydrate 25 g
  • fiber 1.8 g
  • sodium 302 mg
  • cholesterol 14 mg

How to Make It

  1. Slice cheese to fit baguette toasts and put 1 slice on each toast. Top each with 2 cherry halves and a chocolate curl.

  2. *To make chocolate curls, microwave chocolate bar with smooth side up in 5-second increments until slightly softened, about 20 seconds total. Pull a vegetable peeler across the bar.