The holiday season is in full swing which means that the kitchen gets a lot more use! During the holidays I always make a double batch of homemade cranberry chutney. We eat it at holiday meals, make cream cheese wraps, and then use it for a variety of appetizers – like these cranberry chutney appetizer bites.
They are super easy to make after the cranberry chutney is finished ( here’s my recipe for that ). All you need is mini baguettes, fresh rosemary, butter, and a semi-cured cheese ( I used Mahón-Menorca Cheese ). I love these kinds of “recipes” because you can make as many or as little as you need for a party, and so there’s no set amounts needed.
About Mahón-Menorca cheese:
Mahón-Menorca cheese is created on the small island of Menorca, which is located off the eastern coast of Spain. The cheese has been made dating back to 3000 BC. Mahón-Menorca cheese is 3 different degrees of maturity: Tender-Soft (aged 21-60 days), Semi-Cured (aged 2-5 months) and Cured-Hard (aged 5+ months). All three are very unique flavors and delicious!
To make the bites I first I melted some butter, then brushed in onto the mini baguette slices. Then I lightly toasted them in the oven until golden brown. Next I scooped a teaspoon of cranberry chutney on top, then placed a thin slice of cheese and them sprinkled some finely minced rosemary on top.