Dinner’s taking way longer than you thought it would. People are getting hangry. The wine is flowing. This is when you set out some trays of appetizers, pre-meal snacks, or if you’re fancy, hors d’oeuvres. Why? We think they’re necessary for two reasons. First, they cure the “hangries” while folks wait to eat. No one minds waiting for the main course while they’re snacking on something tasty! Secondly, let’s be honest, they soak up the wine.
Yes, you can do veggies and dip or something simple, but why not mix it up? We have a really easy, extra delicious appetizer to share with you today. You can grab all the ingredients at Sam’s Italian Market and be an appetizer hero to the whole family.
Fig and Gorgonzola Cheese Bruschetta
20 servings (serving size: 2 Bruschetta)
- 1 -Jar of Fig Preserves
- 1 – 12oz Di Bruno’s Gorgonzola Cheese Spread
- 2 – Sam’s stick bread sliced
- For a piece of crustier bread, toast stick bread slices in the oven at 350° for 10 -15 min until bread is golden brown.
- Top each bread slice with 1 1/2 teaspoons Gorgonzola Cheese and 1 1/2 teaspoons fig preserve.
- Arrange on a dish and serve.
The sharp, punchy zing and sweet cream of the Gorgonzola play nicely with the sweetness of the fig preserves and Sam’s toothsome bread. Just make sure your guests don’t spoil their appetite for dinner.
Happy Holidays from the Sam’s Italian Market Family!
Sam’s will be closed Christmas Day & New Year’s Day so we can spend the day with our loved ones.
Sam’s Italian Market & Bakery is a family-owned Philadelphia institution. Since our first store in the Olney section of Philadelphia, which opened in 1961, we have provided our local community with high-quality ingredients and prepared foods, steeped in our family’s traditions. Located at 3504 West Moreland Road in Willow Grove since 1977, we continue to provide delicious, high-quality food, including lunch, catering, prepared foods, and bakery and pastries – with unparalleled service for our customers!