Friday, November 29, 2013

Leftover Cranberry Sauce? Make a Cranberry Blue Cheese Crostini


Do you have leftover cranberry sauce and not sure what to do with it? Then try this easy cranberry blue cheese crostini. If you’re been reading My Carolina Kitchen for a while you’ve probably seen it, but it’s so simple and delicious, that I’m showing it again for those who might have missed it.


All you need to do is toast some slices of a crusty French baguette, top with a few sprigs of fresh arugula or watercress, then a dab of cranberry sauce, a slice of good blue cheese, a tiny drizzle more of cranberry sauce and a crank of freshly ground black pepper and you’re good to go. For a festive touch during the holiday season, garnish with a sprig of holly from your garden or the florist.


I’ve used my “French” cranberry sauce, link here, but any good cranberry sauce will do.

This will be shared with Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm, Miz Helen’s Country Kitchen Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday at Simple Recipes, and Seasonal Sunday at the Tablescaper.

Have a great weekend everyone.


34 comments:

  1. There's a piece of Stilton in the refrigerator that would love to become a part of this bit of deliciousness. I think it would make a hit on a Christmas gathering buffet too. Since I always stock up on cranberries, there are lots of possibilities. Enjoy your quiet day too.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  2. Delicious, Sam. Love the combination.

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  3. Happy Belated, Thanksgiving, Sam! This is a wonderful idea. I eat turkey sandwiches with cranberry sauce and Brie from the deli at the Casa Monica. I hope the keep them on the menu permanently!

    xo

    Sheila

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  4. Great combination Sam. Hope you have a great weekend with no shopping.

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  5. A great idea and great combination of flavors!

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  6. Love this idea, and I hadn't seen it before, so a big thank you, Sam !!
    Happy Holidays !
    I'm at home today in the beautiful sunshine with all the dogs, the man and movies.
    Life is good.

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  7. Very pretty Sam, looks like it would be perfect with a nice glass of wine! Lovin' your pretty holly garnishment too-Happy Weekend:@)

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  8. Oh yum, I have some fresh cranberry relish that has just been sitting in my fridge and waiting for this recipe! Thanks Sam!

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  9. Love the idea, Sam. Would be fabulous with your red cherry/cranberry sauce especially. Have a lovely, peaceful weekend. Today we face the mall crowd. Avoided it yesterday. (What is up with riots and stampedes? Sometimes I wonder what is happening to us.)

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  10. Not only delicious, but pretty, too. Thanks, Sam.

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  11. You know? I think I'll make some blue cheese, cranberry crostini! Great idea!

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  12. I wish I had some leftover cranberry sauce! The crostini look mouthwatering, Sam.

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  13. This looks awesome Sam - hope you guys had a nice turkey day.

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  14. Now that's what I call a great leftover idea! I still have all the stuff in plastic bags in the fridge. I was still too full yesterday to even open the fridge. My nod to leftovers was a chef's salad. Boy was it good. This might be lunch tomorrow. Lindaraxa

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  15. Hello Sam

    Looks delicious and I love your presentation. Blue cheese and cranberry would be a great combination. I shall try it at Christmas when I make my dinner

    Helen xx

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  16. Sam, this is a perfect appetizer! I never thought of combining those two great flavors and will be making this recipe as soon as I buy some blue cheese. I will do a few cranks of black pepper! Thanks for the recipe and I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, my friend!

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  17. Add blue cheese to anything and I'm happy, but a match with cranberries sounds particularly tasty, Hope you had a lovely holiday celebration, Sam!

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  18. Definitely a heavenly combo of flavours

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  19. I remember this -- a brilliant combination.

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  20. This looks delicious! Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  21. What a great use of ingredient. I have the leftover cranberry sauce and the cheese. Well actually it is brie, but I think it will work.

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  22. Oh my, but that does sound good. I bet it would be fab with some Maytag Blue or Point Reyes Blue!

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  23. Simply perfect! the flavors sound glorious!
    Mary x

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  24. What a delicious combination of flavors! And they look so Christmasy on the plate.

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  25. what a clever and yet simple idea! Never thought to do it but i love it! Hope you are having a great week

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  26. Dear Sam, I love cranberry sauce so I don't mind the leftover cranberry sauce, though this looks wonderful to make with it. I am a lover of blue cheese and the pairing is wonderful.
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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  27. Fantastic appetizer! I'd love to top that with a small piece of leftover prime rib or filet, yum!

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  28. Now you've gone and done it. You have me wishing I had leftover cranberry sauce.

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Sam