Ontario Harvest Board

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This classic cheese and charcuterie board, curated by Maitre Fromager and Ontario Cheese Ambassador Afrim Pristine,is a beautiful way to contrast some of Ontario’s finest local cheeses with flavourful ingredients and micro dishes that bring out the best of Ontario’s harvest.

A. Albert’s Leap Bel Haven Brie from Quality Cheese, Vaughan, ON

B. Sliced Ontario apples

C. Local cured meats

D. Baguette, crackers

E. Aged Ontario Cheddar from Jensen Cheese, Simcoe, ON

F. Honey Cinnamon butter from Sheldon Creek Dairy, Loretto, ON

G. Maple-Roasted Pecans –recipe below

H. Mountainoak GOLD Gouda from Mountainoak Cheese, New Hamburg, ON

I. Pickled Ontario Garlic Scapes and vegetables See Recipe Here

J. Bruleed Harvest Squash–recipe below

K. Spiced Ontario Apple Compote –recipe below

G. Maple-Roasted Pecans

Need something to munch on with a touch of sweetness? These pecans are perfect to enjoy on their own or alongside your favourite local meats and cheeses.

Prep 5 MIN

Cook 50 MIN

Ingredients

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

 

Step 2

Spread pecans on 1 of the prepared pans. Toast in oven for about 10 minutes or until fragrant. Let cool and reduce oven to 250°F (121°C).

 

Step 3

In a large bowl, toss pecans with maple syrup, butter, salt, ginger and cinnamon. In another bowl, whisk egg white until frothy and add to pecan mixture. Tosswell to coat evenly
 

Step 4

Spread pecans in a single layer acrossboth prepared baking sheets. Bake, switching and stirring pans halfwaythrough,for about 40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and loosen pecans from parchment paper with spatula. Let cool completely before serving.

Nutritional Information

One Serving 1/8 Recipe

Calories 240
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrates 11 g
Fat 22 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 150 mg
Fibre 3 g
Sugars 7 g

J. Brûléed Harvest Squash

Try serving up roasted and brûléedsquash alongside your favourite board items. Delicious with local breads to add a sweetness you won’t soon forget.

Prep 10 MIN

Cook 35 MIN

Ingredients

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper

 

Step 2

Cut squash in half and remove seeds. Pierce squash with small paring knife and place cut side down on prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 30 minutes or until tender and golden brown. Let cool slightly.

 

Step 3

Carefully spoon out cooked squash into a large bowl, reserving 3 of the squash shells. Add cheese, cream, butter, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Using a fork, mash together until smooth.
 

Step 4

Return mashed squash into squash halves and spread evenly; return to baking sheet. Spread top of squash evenly with brown sugar, making sure there are no lumps.

 

Step 5

Turn oven to Broil and using an oven mitt, move oven rack to about 6 inches (15 cm) below broiler. Place squash under broiler for about 3 minutes or until sugar is melted and golden. (Be sure to keep an eye on it as sugar burns quickly and oven times vary)
 

Step 6

Remove from oven and let stand and allow sugar to cool about 2 minutes before serving.

Tip: For an alternate serving option you can spoon the squash filling into four 1 cup (250 mL) ramekins and top with sugar to broil. Serve right in the ramekin.

Nutritional Information

One Serving 1/4 Recipe

Calories 290
Protein 5 g
Carbohydrates 41 g
Fat 15 g
Saturated Fat 9 g
Trans Fat 0.4 g
Cholesterol 45 mg
Sodium 270 mg
Fibre 4 g
Sugars 13 g

K. Spiced Ontario Apple Compote

This spicy and fragrant compote is a perfect contrast to the exquisite cheese selection on this board, and a great way to savour Ontario’s bountiful apple harvest.

Prep 5 MIN

Cook 10 MIN

Ingredients

Method

Step 1

In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add apple and water; cook, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes or until softened.

 

Step 2

Stir in maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and cardamom and cook for 1 minute.

 

Step 3

Stir in pecans and cook, stirring occasionally for about 3 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and salt.

Step 4

Let cool slightly to serve warm or transfer to an airtight container, cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Nutritional Information

One Serving 1 tbsp

Calories 30
Protein 0.2 g
Carbohydrates 41 g
Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 25 mg
Fibre 0 g
Sugars 2 g
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