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Duck Confit Bruschetta with Apples and Brie

8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion; thinly sliced
  • 2 medium granny Smith apple; peeled small dice
  • Salt; if needed to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon country mustard
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 inch each baguette; 1/2slices
  • 2 clove garlic; plus more if needed
  • 2 legs duck confit; meat shredded
  • 1 cup Frisée lettuce; washed stemmed, dried
  • 0.5 lb brie cheese


  • 1. Heat peanut oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sliced onions and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the diced apples and cook for 5 minutes or until apples and onions are pale golden brown. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to a small bowl
  • and let cool.
  • 2. In a small bowl, whisk together the mustard and vinegar. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Reserve. (Whisk again before re-using)
  • 3. Toast crostini on both sides and while still warm, rub one surface with garlic clove. Place crostini on a baking sheet.
  • 4. In the same skillet used for the onions, add shredded duck confit and warm over medium-low heat, about 1 minute. Drain any liquid from the onion mixture and add to skillet. Mix well to combine and continue to heat
  • until warm.
  • 5. Chop the frisée into bite-size pieces. In medium bowl, add frisée. Add enough vinaigrette to lightly coat.
  • 6. To assemble: Place a portion of confit-onion mixture on each crostini, place a small mound of frisée on top of duck, and top with a portion of brie. Place baking sheet under the broiler to melt the cheese. Serve.
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