Easy Cherry Appetizer with Brie and Arugula



  • Fresh, pitted dark-sweet cherries: 8
  • French baguette bread: 8, 1/2 inch thick slices
  • Brie cheese, spreadable: 8 ounces
  • Arugula: 40 leaves

This easy cherry appetizer brings together a trio of flavors - fresh, dark-sweet cherries, Brie cheese, and arugula. Grilled baguette serves as the 'plate' for this delicious summertime appetizer.

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    8 slice servings
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    Appetizer, Side dish
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  1. Turn your panini press on and let it heat up slowly.
  2. Slice the baguette into 1 ½ inch thick pieces.
  3. Place the baguette onto your panini press and close the lid. (Since it is non-stick, you will not need butter/oil.)
  4. After 1 minute, open the press and remove once bread is light brown on both sides.
  5. Spread Brie cheese on each piece of bread. Lay at least 5 pieces of arugula on the cheese.
  6. Take a pitted cherry and slice it almost in half, allowing the fruit to open but remain one piece. Place the cherry on the arugula.
  7. Repeat until you’ve made 8 baguette bites. Serve and enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Per Serving

  • Calories: 178
  • Carbohydrate Content: 32g
  • Fat Content: 3g
  • Protein Content: 6g
  • Sodium Content: 383mg
  • Sugar Content: 2g