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The pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality since the days of the early American colonies. According to legend, the symbol began with the sea captains of New England who would spear a pineapple on a fence post outside their home to let the community know of their safe return home and to invite friends to visit and share their hospitality.

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

A Valentine Appetizer

White Bean Appetizer Heart
You will Need:
  • 9 Inch Heart Pan
  • 1 can (15.5 oz.) Great Northern White Beans
  • 1 lb. fresh spinach, lightly steamed, well drained and chopped OR 1 package (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons drained and chopped roasted sweet red pepper PLUS 1 whole piece, drained and sliced (for garnish)
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 can (10 oz.) refrigerated pizza crust dough or purchase fresh pizza dough from your local pizza restaurant or Italian deli.
  • Herb or parsley sprigs (optional)

Allow plenty of time for preparations...

  1. Drain beans and mash.Stir in spinach, white vinegar, 1 tablespoon olive oil, onion, basil, chopped roasted red pepper, salt and black pepper.
  2. Refrigerate 1 hour or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 425�F.
  4. Roll dough out to 15 x 10 inch rectangle. Press dough into bottom and up 1 inch on sides of pan, trimming edges. Prick bottom with fork and refrigerate 10 minutes.
  5. Lightly brush crust with olive oil.
  6. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Remove from pan and cool.
  7. When ready to serve, spread bean mixture into cooled crust. Garnish top with red pepper strips and herbs, if desired.

Makes 10 appetizer servings.

Recipe from Mary Ann Ross and Kimberly Lainson


Peace, L♥ve, Applesauce said...

That's too cute!

sewpink said...

that looks yummy

dreamit said...

Love it!

monstermash said...

This is perfect for our party!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your comment today...it's always nice to get them!

Sally said...

This recipe sounds wonderful.

stacey said...

This looks really good!

Nana said...

Ummmmm. I think I like it. Looks very yummy.