Bleu Cheese Crostini With Sancerre Syrup And Peppery Lettuce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

1 1/2 cups dry white wine, such as Sancerre or Sauvignon Blanc

1/4 cup orange blossom honey

1/2 lemon, juiced

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/2 baguette, cut into 1-inch slices

8 ounces bleu cheese

1 bunch peppery lettuce, such as arugula or watercress

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup toasted chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F.
  2. Put a sheet pan or pizza stone in the oven to get it heated up too.
  3. Combine the Sancerre, honey, and lemon juice in a saucepan and place over medium-low heat. Simmer gently, swirling the pot around, until the wine is syrupy and coats the back of a spoon, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Butter both sides of each slice of bread. Put a nice hunk of bleu cheese on top of the baguette slices and arrange them on the hot sheet pan or stone. Bake for 5 minutes until the cheese melts and the bread toasted.
  5. Put the lettuce in a mixing bowl and toss with the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Pile the greens on a serving platter with the bleu cheese crostini around it. Drizzle the wine syrup over the crostini and greens and sprinkle with the walnuts.