Brussels Sprout–Pancetta Canapés with Apple Cider Gastrique

Brussels Sprout–Pancetta Canapés with Apple Cider Gastrique

A tasty cracker is topped with thinly sliced brussels sprouts, pancetta, and a delectable sweet and sour sauce to create Brussels Sprout–Pancetta Canapés with Apple Cider Gastrique. 

Brussels Sprout–Pancetta Canapés with Apple Cider Gastrique
Serves: 25
 
Ingredients
  • ½ pound Brussels sprouts, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces thinly sliced pancetta
  • 25 rectangular crackers*
  • Apple Cider Gastrique (recipe follows)
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, stir together Brussels sprouts, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  2. Heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Place Brussels sprouts in a single layer in pan; cook, stirring occasionally, until slices begin to char, approximately 5 minutes. Transfer to a heatproof bowl.
  3. Cut pancetta into 25 pieces, and place a pancetta piece on each cracker. Arrange Brussels sprouts on pancetta. Brush canapés with Apple Cider Gastrique. Serve immediately.
Notes
*We used Vinta crackers.

Apple Cider Gastrique
Serves: ⅓ cup
 
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, heat honey over medium-low heat until it begins to thin out, approximately 3 minutes. Add vinegar and salt, and bring to a simmer. Cook until mixture reduces by half, approximately 15 minutes. Transfer mixture to a heatproof bowl, and let cool.
Notes
Gastrique can be made up to a week in advance. Store in an airtight container, and refrigerate until needed.

 

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