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Serves approximately 4-6 people

Olive Oil
2 cloves garlic, diced
2 bunches greens (lacinato kale, Red Russian Kale, chard, rapini or a combo thereof) washed, ribbed and coarsely chopped
Sea Salt
1 fresh baguette, sliced into 1/2" rounds
1 clove garlic, whole
1 jar of Amour Spreads Savory Heirloom Tomato Jam
1/8 pound cheese, thinly sliced (Beehive Promontory or Seahive is recommended).

To prepare greens: Pour several good glugs of olive oil into a skillet on medium heat, then add the diced garlic and saute' for 1 minute. Add chopped greens and a pinch of salt to taste.

Stir, then cover and cook. After 4 minutes, remove lid, stir again, then re-cover for 4 additional minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Once slightly cooled, dice the greens to medium fine.

To prepare costini: Lightly brush baguette rounds on one side with olive oil and toast in the oven or broiler for approximately 2-4 minutes until lightly browned. Remove rounds from the oven and while warm, gently rub tops with the whole garlic clove.

To assemble: Spread each toasted baguette round with Savory Heirloom Tomato Jam, then add a layer of sliced cheese to each jammy baguette round. Top with a teaspoon full of diced kale.

Serve immediately or at room temperature. Can be prepared up to 1 hour prior to serving.

Our friend Tiffany Brewster was kind enough to share this gem with us.  Enjoy!

Thaw and gently roll out one frozen puff pastry sheet to make it smooth and slightly larger than the original square. Be careful to keep the square shape.

Spread Amour Spreads® Black Mission Fig Jam liberally on the puff pastry, leaving approx. 1" on the far end clean (you will use an egg wash on this area to secure the roll).

Spread approx. 1/3 cup of basil cut into ribbons evenly over the jam. Lightly sprinkle fresh cracked black pepper and sea salt over the surface.

Crumble 1/3 lb fresh goat cheese across the surface. Top with approx. 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese. (Gorgonzola can be substituted for both cheeses). Add more cracked pepper.

Gently press ingredients into the jam with your hands to better prepare it to roll.

Starting at the end furthest away from the 1" strip of clean pastry dough, roll the puff pastry into a long tube. Use an egg wash on the last inch to secure to the roll.

Place roll in the refrigerator for approx. one hour. Repeat process with second sheet of puff pastry.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

With a serrated knife, cut ¼" slices of the roll. Lay flat side down on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake for 8-10 min until the pastry is cooked. Watch carefully, as sugar from the jam can burn easily.

Allow to cool and serve with a smile!

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Looking for an easy to prepare, delicious appetizer? Try pairing YOUR favorite cheese (like cheddar, manchego, gouda, etc) with ANY Amour Spreads® Jam or Marmalade. Just arrange bite size pieces of cheese on a platter and top with a small dollop of your favorite Amour Spreads® flavor. Super simple and so tasty!

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