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Posted on Fri, Oct 7, 2011 : 4:27 a.m.

Smoked Duck and Apple Appetizer Platter with Merlot Jelly is an easy but elegant starter course

By Peggy Lampman


Smoked Duck and Apple Appetizer Platter

Peggy Lampman | Contributor

Peggy Lampman's Friday dinnerFeed
Here's a very easy, elegant appetizer to feed your friends —the main ingredients being ond Durham's Tracklements smoked duck breast, thinly sliced.

If you're not familiar with Tracklements in Kerrytown and enjoy smoked foods, you're in for a treat. It is marvelous that we have access to such irresistibly delicious products that Trackleman's is known for all over the country.


A great little cutting board for apples.

My daughter, Greta, is a woodworker and furniture maker in Chicago and made this little apple cutting board for Richard. It's getting a great workout at this time of the year.

Yield: 8-10 appetizer servings
Time: 15 minutes


1 pound smoked duck, thinly sliced (Durham's sliced it for me)
3 assorted varieties of Michigan-grown apples, sliced
1/3 cup wine-infused jelly*

*I purchased merlot jelly last year at Whole Foods on Stadium.


Arrange sliced duck, apples and jelly on a cutting board or platter. Smear a bit of jelly over the apple, top with a slice of smoke duck and enjoy.


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