Servings: 4 servings
Visually stunning sugared cranberries which appear to have been encrusted in tiny jewels, add a magical quality to these brie crostini and the cranberries go especially well with savory, soft cheeses. The cranberries are tamed by an overnight soak in simple syrup, followed by a roll in a batch of sparkling sugar.
For the Sugar Bath
- 2 cups fresh cranberries
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 cups water
- ½ cup sprinkles such as colored sanding sugar, sparkling sugar and/or nonpareils
- ½ cup superfine sugar*
- *Note: If you can't find superfine sugar in the market pulse granulated sugar in the blender or food processor for a minute.
- 1 demi-baguette cut into diagonally into 1/2 inch slices then grilled or toasted.
- 4 ounces brie
- blackberries or other berries optional
- Stir the granulated sugar into the water and simmer over medium-low heat until the sugar is thoroughly dissolved and the liquid has slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
- Rinse the cranberries and place them in a shallow bowl. Pour the simple syrup over the cranberries, cover and refrigerate overnight.
- The next day, drain the berries. Put the sprinkles and superfine sugar into a bowl deep enough to cover the berries. Gently roll the berries in the sugar/sprinkles mixture in small batches, remove with a fork and let dry on a baking sheet.
- Pile the berries and brie on top of baguette slices and garnish with additional sprinkles.
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