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Goat Cheese Crostini With Orange and Black Pepper Marmalade

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“Sweet appetizer. The recipe is from Bon Appetit and called for blood oranges but I didn't have any and did not want to mess with removing the meat from the membranes so I used mandarin oranges instead.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Using vegetable peeler, remove peel (orange part only, the white part is bitter) in strips from both oranges.
  2. Cut peel into 1/8 to 1/4 inch pieces, reserving a bit to mix with the goat cheese and placing reminder into medium saucepan.
  3. Squeeze 1 Tbls of fresh orange juice into saucepan. Discard oranges.
  4. Chop mandarin oranges in half and add to saucepan along with black pepper and honey.
  5. Bring to boil over medium-high heat and cook uncovered until thick and reduced, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes. Cool.
  6. Mix crumbled goat cheese with reserved orange peel in separate bowl.
  7. Top toasted baguette slices with goat cheese, then marmalade.
  8. Place crostini on platter and serve.

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