Ingredients

  • 1/2 package (1 1/2 cups) of Les Cultures de chez nous sliced leeks
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) Dijon mustard
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) olive oil
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) white balsamic vinegar
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) maple syrup
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 French bread (baguette)
  • 125 g (1 1/4 cups) grated Gruyère cheese
  • Garnish:
  • 1 apple, with peel, cut in half, then into fine slices
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) chopped, dried cranberries
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Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC).
  • Whip the oil, vinegar, maple syrup and leeks together. Season to taste. Cut the baguette into 1 cm. thick slices.
  • On a cookie sheet, spread the sliced leek mixture on the baguette slices. Spinkle with grated chesse.
  • Brown in the oven for about 10 minutes or until the chesse is golden brown. Garnish with a thin slice of apple and chopped cranberries. Serve while hot.

Chef's notes

Nutritional note :

The original recipe utilized butter. As butter and chesse are rich in saturated fats which may have a negative effect on the cardiovascular system, it is wise to limit their use. By replacing the butter with olive oil, a source of mono unsaturated fat, a good form of fat, the nutritional profile of this recipe is improved. Cheese is an important food thanks to its calcium and protein content. Nevertheless, it is rich it salt and saturated fat. As a part of one's diet, it is beneficial proviede that reasonable limits are respected. 50 grams of cheese is equivalent to a portion of milk and substitures in Canada's Food Guide to healthy Eating. In this recipe, 4 to 5 canapés provide about 1/2 portion of cheese.

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