Wednesday 17 December 2014

I love it when a plan comes together. This month, the Turkey Farmers of Canada wanted me get into the spirit of the season and come up with a canape that is perfect for entertaining. After all, one of the best parts of the holiday season is all those little parties and get togethers that we are always hosting or attending. So I put my Santa thinking cap on, and I decided that I wanted to incorporate some of my own heritage into a classic turkey tradition.

The combination of turkey, cranberry sauce and brie is, of course, a classic for many reasons, not least because it is pretty dang delicious. Last week I did a food styling job for the Dairy Farmers of Canada, and let's just say, I had a lot of cheese left over. Mmmmm, cheese. So I put my Santa thinking cap back on, and tried to figure out where I could add the spice.

Then it came to me - I always serve my delicious spicy-sweet date chutney with sweet pulao at Christmas, and it would be the perfect substitute for cranberry sauce in this combination. So imagine me, rubbing my hands with glee, and going ho ho ho... it is off to India we go.

I loved the combination of the deliciously moist shredded turkey, soft, creamy brie and this savoury-spicy-sweet chutney. If you are looking for something a little different, but still super easy, then these guys are for you. And the best part is, you can even make them using leftover turkey from your Christmas dinner. See, I even saved your New Year's party. Now, if you'll excuse me, it is time for me to go put on my Santa party hat and dive into a bottle of vino :)

So what are you waiting for? Head on over to the Tasty Turkey website to download your recipe now.

Click for the recipe - Crostini with Turkey, Brie and Spicy-Sweet Date Chutney  

And as usual, if you have any questions, mosey on back and I'll be more than happy to answer them for you :) Enjoy!


  1. Boxing Day!! :-)
    Spicy-Sweet Date Chutney, here we come!

  2. Yum! My family has a big boxing day party each year and these would make a perfect addition! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. That sounds like exactly what I'd like for a snack this afternoon. It must be delicious.

  4. Oh my what a perfect-looking combination of flavours. Looks DELICIOUS!!!

  5. Wow, you always have recipes that I love, these look awesome!

  6. Turkey, cheese and chutney?? Count me in Michelle! I'll bring the wine.

  7. That looks so delicious, I could eat all of them right now!! I adore brie!


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