Cornbread with Quark, Pluot, Peach, & Bee Pollen
Serves 4 as an appetizer/side
cornbread of your choice or my almond flour cornbread (see recipe here)
2 pluots, sliced thinly
1 large peach or 2 small peaches, sliced thinly
8 oz quark*
sprinkle bee pollen (optional; more for drama and fun!)
*What’s quark? It’s a cheese I was introduced to when in Annapolis at the Preserve. It’s a soft, creamy cheese- almost like creamcheese (which you can definitely use in place of this more unusual cheese)- but with a little bit more body and more mellow. Having bought quark at a variety of different places, I’ll also note that it can really differ from place to place. Most recently, I got some quark that had dried cranberries in it at the farmer’s market and it was delicious! You’ll most likely need to go to a specialty store or a farmer’s market to get this. If you can’t find it, creamcheese or a spreadable goat cheese will work just fine!
Not too many directions here once you’ve baked the cornbread. Spread quark on bread and top with pluots, peaches, and bee pollen.