Brie, ham and chilli jam focaccia squares recipe

  • Serves 6
  • 10 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook, plus cooling and setting
  • 130 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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These brie and ham focaccia squares are a delicious addition to a Mother’s Day spread or picnic hamper. The homemade chilli jam makes these scrumptious brie and ham focaccia squares even more special. This makes enough chilli jam to fill 2 x 324ml – great for gifting!

  1. Begin by making the chilli jam. Put a saucer in the fridge to chill. Meanwhile, pulse the chillies, pepper and tomatoes in a small food processor until finely chopped. Put the mixture in a pan with the sugar and vinegar, and bring to a gentle simmer, then bring to a rolling boil, stirring, for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove the chilli jam from the heat. To test if it’s ready, drop 1 tsp jam onto the chilled saucer and return to the fridge for 2 minutes. Remove and push the jam with your finger – it should wrinkle very slightly and not run back. If not, return the jam to the heat for a further 5 minutes before testing again. When ready, set aside for 5 minutes, then ladle into 2 sterilised jars (see tips), seal securely and set aside to cool.
  3. Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C,fan 160°C. Put the focaccia squareson a baking tray and warm in the oven for 5 minutes. Once warmed, halve each square horizontally. Top the bases with 1 piece ham, 1 piece Brie, a little spring onion and 1⁄2-1 tsp chilli jam to taste, and sandwich with the remaining pieces of focaccia.

Tip: To sterilise the jars, first wash in hot, soapy water and rinse. Dry in the oven for 15-20 minutes at gas 1, 140°C, fan 120°C. Boil the lids for 10 minutes, then leave to dry.

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  • Ingredients

  • 1½ Cheddar and red onion focaccia, cut into 6 squares
  • 2 slices honey roast ham, cut into 6 pieces
  • 35g brie, sliced into 6 pieces
  • 1 spring onion, trimmed and finely sliced
  • For the chilli jam

  • 60g pack red chillies, trimmed and roughly chopped
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 75g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 500g jam sugar
  • 300ml red wine vinegar
  • Energy 545kj 130kcal 7%
  • Fat 5g 7%
  • Saturates 2g 12%
  • Sugars 4g 4%
  • Salt 0.5g 9%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 15g Protein 6.2g Fibre 1.1g


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