Yesterday we brought you a “recipe” for Cider Syrup, which is just reduced apple cider. It becomes caramelly and tart and absolutely delicious. And, since you’re probably up to your dreidels in holiday entertaining, we’ve brought you a fantastic recipe that uses that syrup. This simple-to-assemble appetizer uses Co-op made baguettes, arugula, manchego cheese and the cider syrup and the mix of flavors is out of this world. Manchego is a sheep’s milk cheese with a bold and nutty flavor, making it a natural partner to the sweetness of the syrup. Toss in some peppery arugula tossed with a floral olive oil and be prepared to be amazed!
To make this recipe you will need:
1 baguette, cut into thin slices
2-3 cups arugula
2 tablespoons olive oil
6-8 ounces manchego cheese cut into thin slices
1/4-1/2 cup cider syrup
In a mixing bowl, drizzle the arugula with the olive oil and toss to coat. Place a small amount of arugula on a slice of baguette, top with a slice of cheese and a drizzle of syrup.