Mushroom Toasts with truffled quark cheese

Appetizers / Snacks

Mushroom Toasts with truffled quark cheese

These delightful, woodsy toasts showcase the savory, meaty flavors of fall mushrooms. And they come together fairly quickly and easily — you’ve gotta love that.


4 servings

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What is quark cheese?

German for “curd,” quark is a mild, soft and creamy, unripened European-style fresh cow’s milk cheese. It can range in texture from sour cream to ricotta.


Preheat broiler to high with rack 6 inches from element.

Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add half the mushrooms and cook until brown and liquid nearly evaporates, about 10 minutes; season with salt and pepper, then transfer to a bowl. Repeat cooking and seasoning with remaining 2 Tbsp. butter and mushrooms; transfer to same bowl.

Add shallots and garlic to pan; cook until shallots soften, 2 minutes.

Deglaze pan with sherry, scraping up any brown bits. Cook until sherry evaporates. Return mushrooms to pan; toss with shallot mixture until heated through.

Combine cheese, 2 Tbsp. chives, and truffle oil until smooth.

Brush both sides of bread slices with softened butter; arrange on a baking sheet. Broil bread slices until golden on both sides, 12 minutes per side.

Spread cheese mixture on bread slices; top with mushroom mixture and remaining 2 Tbsp. chives.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 485

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 28g 43%

Saturated Fat 16g 80%

Cholesterol 79mg 26%

Sodium 405mg 16%

Carbs 39g 13%

Protein 11g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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