- 1 Merry Goat Round Spruce Reserve
- 4 red or black plums
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1 1/2 cups Sauternes or other dessert wine
- 1 baguette
- 3-4 Tbsp olive oil
- Salt & pepper
While the plums cool, thinly slice the baguette on the diagonal -- about 1/4 inch slices work best. Spread the slices on a baking sheet for toasting in the oven. Brush the baguette slices with olive oil, season lightly with salt and pepper, and toast in the hot oven for 7-10 minutes until they are golden brown.
This lovely dish can be plated as an appetizer or the components can be arranged together on a cheese board or platter for self-service assembly and enjoyment.
If serving as an appetizer, spoon about 1/2 a teaspoon of Spruce Reserve on a crostini then top with a poached plum wedge. Sprinkle a few chopped walnuts over the top, then drizzle with a bit of the syrupy remains from the saucepan. This little marriage of flavors is a bit hit, and is beautiful served with the plums still warm.