Wonderful, fresh Chilean blueberries are available right now in supermarkets nationwide.
Who thinks about fresh blueberries in the winter months? Well, we live in a global economy and when it’s winter in places like the U.S. and Europe, it’s warm and sunny in places like Chile.
These berries are not only delicious and add terrific color to dishes, they’re good for you.
Recipes courtesy Chilean Fruit Online www.chileanfruitonline.com.
This Fresh Chilean Blueberry Warm Compote and Brie Cheese Crostini is a simple yet elegant way to perk up your guests’ palates.
1/2 red onion, diced
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. fresh mint, minced
2 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1/2 cup apple juice
6‐8 oz. brie, sliced
16 slices of baguette, toasted
optional garnish: chopped candied almonds
Sauté onion in olive oil in a medium sauté pan until
tender, about 5 minutes. Add mint, blueberries,
sugar, vinegar and juice. Cook until juice reduces and sugar dissolves, 10 to 15 minutes. Let mixture cool
to warm or room temperature.
To assemble: Arrange baguette slices on platter. Top with a slice of brie. Spoon on blueberry compote.
Serve at room temperature.
Want more blueberry recipes?
Check out our recipe for Blueberry Cranberry Relish.