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I was hosting a dinner party last weekend and had just a bit of ricotta and half of a loaf of french bread that I feared would go stale if I didn’t move on it quickly. A few minutes later, with a bit of thought and a quick glance in the fridge, these tasty hors d’oeuvres were created to the delight of my guests. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did. They are a keeper!
Ricotta and Apple Jelly Hors d’oeuvres:

Ingredients:
1/2 loaf French bread
1/2 cup fresh ricotta cheese
1/3 cup apple jelly or reduced apple cider
1 tsp dried, chopped rosemary, preferably fresh rosemary that has been recently dried
Method:
Preheat oven to 250 degrees
Slice the French bread lengthwise and then slice vertically so that each piece is cut in half.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lay each piece of bread on it.
Place in the oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes or until toasted.
Let cool.
Spread a thin layer of the apple jelly on each piece.
Spoon a little dollop on top of the jelly, about a tsp worth.
Sprinkle only a couple of pieces of rosemary on top of the ricotta and serve.
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