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Summer is the season for taking the fun outside and celebrating. Whether it be a barbecue, graduation or lunch on the patio, I have the perfect appetizer for you to make! It is light and quick so it will keep you out of the kitchen when you want to take part in the summer festivities!

One of the secret ingredients for this perfect party appetizer/snack is the light, crisp texture and delicious taste of a Breton cracker!  They make something simple tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen. For my recipe, I used Breton’s Original Cracker which starts off with simple elegance and has a tender crisp texture that is wonderful with almost anything to top it off but I also love Artisanal Cranberry and Ancient Grain made with wheat flour, spelt and amaranth. However, there are lots of Breton crackers other varieties that you can use would be equally delicious! Spelt and amaranth are older grains that we don’t often have in our meals so they add a little more variety in our diet. The Breton Artisanal Sweet Potato and Ancient Grains uses quinoa and rye. There is also two Breton Bean varieties which come in either Black Bean with Onion and Garlic or White Bean with Salt and Pepper.

I also love the fact that Breton crackers are lower in sodium than many crackers but they don’t sacrifice flavor or texture to make that happen.

Seasonal Summer Snack Recipe

Blueberry Pecan Praline Cheese Bites

This simple but impressive hors d’ oeuvre recipe uses just five ingredients not counting the crackers but it creates an splendid tantalizing flavor combination that will impress even the most picky guest! This cracker combination could even be used for a mini dessert! The mild flavor of a type of goat cheese called chevre along with blueberry jam topped with a crunchy pecan praline is something to have on hand all summer! These are also really great with some home made blueberry sauce from the local farmers’ market.

Makes 8 servings: 2 crackers each.

4 ounce mild goat chevre

16 Breton Artisanal Cranberry and Ancient Grain Crackers

1/2 cup blueberry preserves (made without high fructose corn syrup)

Pecan Pralines

1/2 cup pecans

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon brown sugar

Sprinkle of salt

To make the pralines: Take a small skillet and heat over medium low heat. Melt brown brown sugar, butter and nuts until they are brown and caramelized. About 3-4 minutes. Allow cool. A few minutes before ready serving. To make the cracker combination: On a cookie sheet, lay out 16 crackers and spread with goat cheese. Add a small dollop of blueberry preserves and top with a few pieces of pecan praline. Place on a platter and serve.

Whether you want a quick snack, a winning recipe for a last minute get-together or a special summer celebration treat, Breton crackers are your secret ingredient to make it all tasty!

I hope that you love these Blueberry Pecan Praline Cheese Bites! They will make a great beginning to a meal. I love sharing delicious recipe ideas that are easy, healthy and fun! If this is the first time that you have found my website, welcome! And if you have come back by to see what is cooking again, thanks for stopping by! Here is a little more about here.

Local Summer Ingredients are the ingredients for a healthy snack idea.

In addition to the Blueberry Praline Cheese Bites,  am also very excited to share some additional recipes from my friends with Recipe Redux below. Hope that you have a chance to make some of these creative appetizers for all of your summer celebrations with Breton crackers!

 

 

 

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