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Olive Tapenade served with Baked Brie Cheese and Crostini

Sitting around a warm fire pit is the perfect atmosphere to enjoy this delightful appetizer.

Kunde Olive TapenadeIngredients:
  • 1 sourdough baguette – thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil – divided
  • 1 cup Kalamata olives – pitted
  • 1 T capers – rinsed and drained
  • 2 anchovy fillets in olive oil – drained
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley leaves
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes
  • 6-8 oz. Brie cheese round - triple crème

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place sliced sourdough on a foil covered baking sheet and brush the bread with a small amount of olive oil. Bake 8-10 minutes until lightly toasted. Remove from oven and cool.

For the tapenade, place olives, capers, anchovies, garlic, herbs, 1/4 cup olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest and chili flakes into a Cuisinart. Pulse until desired chunkiness, should be well blended. Taste as you may need to add more lemon juice.

Place Brie round on sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Bake under low broiler for 2-4 minutes until the top is golden. Serve with olive tapenade and crostini. Serves 6-8.

Serve with:

Kunde Family Winery Chardonnay

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