Fresh Mozzarella with Balsamic Drizzle and Walnuts

Prep Time:

Cook Time:

10 Minutes

Serves:

2 Servings

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About the Recipe

*Winner of the Appetizer category at the 2nd annual Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese recipe contest.

Notes from the author: Baton Rouge, LA inspired me for this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium balls of Crave Brothers Fresh Mozzarella Cheese

  • 2 medium ripe tomatoes

  • 2 Tablespoons Craisins

  • 6 sprigs fresh basil – chopped finely

  • 1/2 cup candied walnuts (recipe to follow)

  • Balsamic reduction sauce (recipe to follow)


  • Candied Walnuts

  • 1 cup walnuts

  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon butter


Preparation

Layer slices of mozzarella cheese and fresh tomatoes on a medium sized plate.

Stack them ending with fresh tomato.
Drizzle the balsamic reduction sauce over stack. Sprinkle with fresh basil and Craisins.

Top with chopped basil and candied walnuts.

Serve within one hour of stacking.


Melt butter in a frying pan. Stir in brown sugar and walnuts.
Heat until the brown sugar is caramelized.

Remove from heat, spread on a cookie sheet to cool.

May add cinnamon or wasabi to spice them up.