Warm Merlot BellaVitano® Dip

Warm Merlot BellaVitano® Dip

servings
1 1/2
cups

Ingredients








Cooking Instructions

1

In small saucepan, combine dried cranberries and Merlot wine; bring just to a simmer. Remove from heat and let cranberries steep 10-15 minutes, until plump. Drain, Reserving 1 teaspoon of wine; set aside. Place cranberries between paper towels to dry thoroughly.


2

Heat oven to 350°F. Gently carve out center of bread, creating a bowl. Cut removed center section in half and thinly slice. Place bread bowl and slices on baking sheet and lightly brush with olive oil. Bake approximately 10 minutes; turn off oven and leave in until slices are crisp.


3

Place mascarpone in medium, heavy- bottom saucepan. Warm over medium heat until cheese warms. Add BellaVitano® and reserved teaspoon wine to mascarpone. Whisk until BellaVitano® is melted and incorporated.


4

Add cranberries and 1 teaspoon lemon thyme to saucepan; stir to combine. Spoon warm cheese into bread bowl and garnish with remaining teaspoon of lemon thyme. Serve warm with toasted bread slices, additional crackers and fresh fruit.


Ingredients








Cooking Instructions

1

In small saucepan, combine dried cranberries and Merlot wine; bring just to a simmer. Remove from heat and let cranberries steep 10-15 minutes, until plump. Drain, Reserving 1 teaspoon of wine; set aside. Place cranberries between paper towels to dry thoroughly.


2

Heat oven to 350°F. Gently carve out center of bread, creating a bowl. Cut removed center section in half and thinly slice. Place bread bowl and slices on baking sheet and lightly brush with olive oil. Bake approximately 10 minutes; turn off oven and leave in until slices are crisp.


3

Place mascarpone in medium, heavy- bottom saucepan. Warm over medium heat until cheese warms. Add BellaVitano® and reserved teaspoon wine to mascarpone. Whisk until BellaVitano® is melted and incorporated.


4

Add cranberries and 1 teaspoon lemon thyme to saucepan; stir to combine. Spoon warm cheese into bread bowl and garnish with remaining teaspoon of lemon thyme. Serve warm with toasted bread slices, additional crackers and fresh fruit.


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