For the ultimate party appetizer spread Garlic Parmesan baguettes with Brie cheese and top with Red Onion preserves and bake until cheese melts. It not only looks impressive but the taste is sweet, savory and absolutely delicious. This has always been a huge hit at my parties!
Slice baguettes diagonally about 1/4" thick.
Mix olive oil, granulated garlic and grated Parmesan in a bowl and lightly brush one side of each baguette slice.
Put on baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until crisp and lightly toasted. Store in Zip-Lock bag.
In a large deep stainless steel saucepan combine red onion, lemon zest, and vinegar. Stir in sugar and over high heat, stirring constantly, bring to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down.
(The jelly comes out a beautiful light rose shade but if you want the deep rich color of a red onion, add drops of blue and red food color until you get the desired color.)
Stir in pectin. Boil hard, continuing to stir, for 1 minute. Remove from heat and quickly skim off any foam.