Thanks to this genius recipe, you can enjoy all your favorite flavors from a pub-style cheeseboard in every bite. Inspired by this Bake-Off® finalist’s cheeseboard order on a trip to Dublin, this creative appetizer features creamy honey goat cheese, white cheddar and flavorful salami baked to perfection inside our Pillsbury™ French bread. Served alongside classic cheeseboard accompaniments like dried apricots, arugula and fig preserves, this wow-worthy appetizer is a guaranteed hit at any party!!
1 Hour & 10 Minutes
1 can (11 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated French bread
4 oz Irish White Cheddar cheese, cut into thin slices
4 oz sliced hard salami, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
4 oz honey goat (chèvre) cheese, crumbled
2 tablespoons sliced almonds
1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1 cup arugula
1 cup fig preserves
1 package (6 oz) dried apricots, halved
Heat oven to 350°F. Line rimmed baking pan with cooking parchment paper or lightly spray with cooking spray.
Place dough on work surface. Cut in half crosswise to make 2 (6-inch) loaves. Make lengthwise cut down center of each loaf to within 1/2 inch of bottom. Carefully pull apart dough and press to make 2 (7x5-inch) rectangles.
Top each rectangle with Cheddar cheese, salami and goat cheese, to within 1/2 inch of edges. Bring long sides together over filling; pinch and roll top edge down to seal seam. Pinch and turn ends under loaves to seal. Place loaves in pan. Lightly brush loaves with water. Sprinkle with almonds and sea salt; press lightly to adhere.
Bake 26 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, on serving board or large platter, arrange arugula. Spoon preserves into small bowl; place on board. Cut filled loaves into 1-inch slices; arrange over arugula. Place apricots around bread slices on board.
Bake-Off® Contest 49, 2019
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