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Président® Manchego Crisps

Nutty Président® Manchego is baked to crispy perfection and then topped with Brie, Serrano ham, quince paste and almonds in this sweet and savory treat.

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Prep Time
8 min
Cook Time
20 min
Président® Manchego Crisps
  • 5.2 oz Président® Manchego rind removed
  • Coarse black pepper
  • 4 oz Président® Brie (optional)
  • 1/4 lb Serrano ham
  • 2 oz quince paste
  • 1/4 cup Marcona almonds chopped
  • Note: Manchego Crisps can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Président® Manchego Crisps
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment and set aside.
  2. Coarsely grate the Président® Manchego.
  3. Pour a tablespoon of the grated Manchego onto baking sheet. Pat into a thin round (about 2 1/2-inches in diameter). Sprinkle generously with black pepper. Repeat with remaining cheese, making sure to leave about an inch between each round.
  4. Bake for 8 minutes until the cheese turns a deep golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheets, then loosen and place on a wire cooling rack.
  5. Tear the Serrano ham into 2-inch pieces. Slice Brie into 1-inch slices, cut the quince paste into very small cubes, and chop the Marcona almonds.
  6. Top each Manchego Crisp with a slice of Brie, a couple pieces of Serrano ham, a few quince cubes, and a sprinkling of chopped almonds. Serve immediately.
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Heather Templeton is a professional recipe developer and food photographer and founder of the food blog, Heather’s Home Bakery. She loves baking, which is why you will find a wide variety of goodies on her site.  

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