Foie Gras Toasts with Sauternes Geleé

300 mins (prep 30)
8 ingredients
makes about 36 hors d’oeuvres
These little stacks of toasted and buttered bread, foie gras terrine, and Sauternes gelée—crisp, creamy, cool—will make you swoon and sigh. They provide such a rich reward for so simple an assembly: The only thing you make from scratch is the gelée; it’s like a sip of dessert wine on top of this extraordinary first bite.

Categories:  engagement-party , oscars , cocktail-party , thanksgiving , french ,
Share on Newzsocial


  • 1 cup sauternes or other white dessert wine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin (from a 1/4-ounce envelope)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 (1-inch-thick) slice of foie gras terrine (6 ounces; not páté or mousse) or a 6 1/2-ounces block
  • 6 (1/2-inch-thick) slices firm white bread (pullman loaf or firm sandwich bread)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • equipment: a small offset spatula


Serving Size (11.56 g)
Servings 36
Amount per Serving
Calories 23.28 Calories from Fat 4.5
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.5g 27.69%
Saturated Fat 0.32g 57.01%
Trans Fat 0.02g %
Cholesterol 1.32mg 15.9%
Sodium 0.86mg 1.3%
Total Carbohydrate 3.46g 41.58%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 3.33 g %
Protein 0.19g 13.37%
Vitamin A 15.4IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 0.84mg% Iron 0.03mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
or, white, small