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Lavender Roasted Plums

with Pancetta and Brie

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Think French café in autumn when you taste this little sandwich that combines the sweetness of cassis-roasted plums, with the richness of paper-thin slices of pancetta and warm melted brie. A glass of red wine and a salad of mixed greens in a light citrus vinaigrette complete the daydream.

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 4 slices ACE Bakery Raisin Walnut Oval
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) coconut oil
  • 4 small Ontario blue Italian plums, halved and pitted
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) cassis liqueur
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) fresh lavender flowers, chopped
  • 2 oz (56 g) Ontario goat brie, cut into 4 slices
  • 6 thin slices pancetta or prosciutto

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to broil.
  2. Melt the coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place the plum halves cut-side-down in the skillet. When sizzling, add the cassis and lavender and cook until bubbling and slightly softened, about 7 minutes.
  3. Place 2 slices of the ACE Bakery Raisin Walnut Oval on a small metal baking sheet. Top each with the slices of goat brie. Broil for 1 to 2 minutes until the brie begins to melt.
  4. To assemble the sandwiches, place four plum halves on top of each cheese-topped piece of bread and pour over some of the reserved syrupy cooking juices. Top each with 3 slices of pancetta or prosciutto and the remaining two slices of bread.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

This recipe is from ACE Bakery.

By Meghan Légère from Toronto, Ontario.