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Begin your party casually by offering this appetizer "help yourself" style. Or, make up single-serving plates and present as a first course at the table.

Recipe by Southern Living December 2011

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Credit: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

Recipe Summary test

hands-on:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Yield:
Makes 8 appetizer servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Sauté shallot in hot oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Add cherries (and any liquid in package) and next 5 ingredients. Cook, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes or until thickened. Let stand 10 minutes.

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  • Divide arugula among toasted bread slices. Top each with cherry mixture and 1 blue cheese slice. Garnish, if desired.

  • *Manchego or goat cheese may be substituted.

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