PARTNER POST: Be inspired this season to make little changes to your holiday menu by adding the merriest berry – blueberries — into your recipes.
Say hello to a perfect holiday party recipe. Baked brie is served with a blueberry balsamic chutney that wakes up your taste buds as a sweet, savory and a little bit tangy appetizer.
By Stacey M Doyle
Blueberries are beautiful in so many ways, from the color to the taste and the health benefits. During this holiday season, why not make a little change to your recipes by adding a handful or two of these little blue wonders to the menu.
They aren’t just for desserts, think of ways to add them to your glazes and spice rubs or throw them in with your veggies and salads. Not sure where to start? Why not start with this recipe for Baked Brie and Balsamic Blueberry Chutney, a wonderful molten brie topped off with an easy blueberry and balsamic chutney, then add a crunchy loaf of rustic bread or some crackers and the holidays will be rather merry indeed. You can find an array of recipes for blueberries from sweet to savory and back again by visiting the Blueberry Council Recipes. Yes, blueberries are at their peak in the summer, but blueberries are gaining an increasing amount of audience and fans worldwide because they are available frozen year round, making them even more amazing.
I’ve always enjoyed baked brie anytime but there’s something special by having it at a festive holiday party. I find it to be one of the easiest appetizers to prepare, and when I add a quick and easy balsamic blueberry chutney, the whole thing makes my heart skip a beat with that deep savory sweet from the balsamic blueberry chutney which compliments the rich buttery brie. Click here for the recipe.
A Southern girl with a taste for travel, Stacey takes inspiration from her global pantry and cooks with a sense of adventure. Now she’s raising her three young children to appreciate a wide world of food, even if she doesn’t always tell them exactly what they’re eating. Stacey is the food photographer, writer and creator of Little Figgy Food. She's also addicted to coffee. Addicted to olives. Fairly obsessed with dark chocolate.