Parmesan Rosemary Shortbread With Cranberry Topping

Filed under: Appetizers, Baked Goods, Fruits - Cranberries.

Wonderful appetizer great for Duck, a real great combination of a savory and sweet. Wonderful for the Holidays !!

1 cup (4 ounces) Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, slightly softened, cut into chunks
1/2 cup flour
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary or 3/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/4 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
For topping:
1 package (12 ounces) cranberries
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup water
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium apple, cored, chopped
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
Optional toppings: flavored Cheddar slices, Gruyère slices, walnuts

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Pulse the Parmesan and butter in food processor until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Add flour, rosemary, walnuts, pepper and salt. Process until ingredients hold together.
Divide dough into two equal halves. On a lightly floured surface, roll each half into a circle about 7-inches round and 1/8-inch thick. Cut into eight wedges. Transfer wedges to a cookie sheet. Bake until golden around edges, about 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet and cool on wire rack.
For topping, combine cranberries, sugar, water and spices in large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook until mixture thickens, about 10 minutes. Stir in onions, apple and vinegar. Cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Before serving, top each slice of shortbread with a spoonful of the topping. Or, place the topping in a small bowl with a spoon. Put the bowl in the center of a large plate and scatter shortbread around the bowl.

Recipe Summary:
Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6-8 minutes

Other recipes by HideAway Country Inn:
Ice Cream Souffle
Pumpkin Cranberry Delights
Pumpkin Cookies
Poached Pears With Dessert Wine Sauce
Lazy Man's Eggnog French Toast

Recipe Provided By:
HideAway Country Inn
Bucyrus, OH

Bucyrus Bed and Breakfast Inns