Our new street has an island in the middle and our village does not take care of it, so the residents of the street formed a block club and everybody helps with maintenance, including planting flowers. A few weeks ago, we attended the spring information meeting where we picked the flowers we wanted to plant. We were especially excited to go to the meeting to meet the neighbors, since we moved in during the winter and haven't really gotten to see anybody yet. Our neighbors are all great, and as it turns out, they do a lot of things throughout the year. Things like block parties, block sales, garden walks, progressive dinners, and my personal favorite, wine and cheese night! I'm so excited to be living on such an awesome street! So, the night of our block meeting, we wanted something quick and light for dinner. I turned to this dish that I saw on Mrs. Regueiro's Plate. I was intrigued by the combination of ingredients, as well as the simplicity of the recipe. After eating, Joel commented that these would be great as appetizers for a cocktail party; I agreed. I will definitely have to keep these in mind the next time I'm planning a party!
1 Onion, chopped finely
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 1/2 teaspoons Fresh Rosemary, chopped
Salt and Black Pepper
Flatbreads or Pizza Dough (I used 4 sandwich sized flatbreads)
3 1/2 ounces Brie, thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups Fresh Raspberries
2 tablespoons Basil Leaves, chopped
Add the oil to a medium skillet over medium heat. Saute the onions until they caramelize, about 15-20 minutes. Stir in the rosemary and pepper. Arrange the flatbreads on a baking sheet or pizza stone. Divide the onions up between each of the flatbreads and top with the brie and raspberries. Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes, until the cheese melts and the bread is slightly crisp. Sprinkle the tops with the basil and serve.