Thanksgiving Apps Made Easy!

    With Thanksgiving just weeks away, we’re already craving cranberries—and if you’re like us, you’re looking for new ways to incorporate them into your holiday feast. This year, skip the canned cranberry sauce and try out this delicious recipe for crostini with Brie and cranberry chutney from UPP author Karen Covey, the mastermind behind The Coastal Table: Recipes Inspired by the Farmlands and Seaside of Southern New EnglandThis beautiful cookbook highlights the epicurean heritage of Southern New England with a fresh, simple twist on traditional fare. Taking cues from local culinary history and agriculture, The Coastal Table features recipes for cool nights in, sophisticated outdoor entertaining, and simple, everyday meals.

    Serve these delicious crostini as a unique, seasonal appetizer at your holiday parties – and pick up a couple of copies of The Coastal Table to give as hostess gifts to the cooks in your life!
    crostini with brie + cranberry chutney
    Cranberry Chutney
    8 ounces cranberries, fresh or frozen
    2 strips orange zest
    Juice from 1 orange
    1/2 cup sugar
    1 cinnamon stick
    1 French baguette, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
    1 wedge Brie cheese, cut into slices
    Kosher salt, to taste
    Freshly ground black pepper

    Make chutney. Place cranberries, orange zest and juice, sugar and cinnamon stick in a medium saucepan and place over medium heat. Simmer until cranberries begin to pop and sauce thickens, about 20 minutes (you can also gently smash them with back of a wooden spoon). Remove cinnamon stick and orange zest and discard. Remove from heat and allow chutney to cool to room temperature.

    Meanwhile, preheat oven to broil. Place bread slices on a baking sheet and bake until just golden brown, turning once, about 3-4 minutes.

    Top each bread slice with a slice of brie, followed by a dollop of chutney. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

    Makes 20-30 pieces.

    The Coastal Table is now available in your local Barnes & Noble and independent bookstore. You can also purchase the book through our websiteAmazon, and BN.com.