Brie Crostini


 Brie Crostini with honey is a simple and delicious appetizer.  The creamy brie topped crostini is sprinkled with fresh herbs and drizzled with honey for an amazing flavor combination.

Having a list of go to, easy appetizers like brie crostini makes entertaining so much easier.  Today’s recipe is one of those as well as some of my other favorites including  Balsamic Black Bean Salsa, Roasted Garlic Artichoke Dip and Guacamole.  You can find all my appetizer recipes here.

Slices of bread with cheese on top

Brie Crostini – Simple Appetizer

Appetizers are my favorite part of a meal and I have been known to make a complete meal just out of appetizers.  I love how appetizers set the tone for the meal.  It gives your guests time to visit while you finish up any last minute touches on the meal!  Keeping the appetizers simple is important when you are also fixing a complete meal and brie crostini is the perfect choice.

If I am attending a potluck and given a choice, I will always choose to bring an appetizer or two.  Because this brie crostini is best served fresh out of the oven, if I am taking it to a party, I will always bake it at the host’s home.  Always call ahead to make sure the oven will be available for 5 minutes.

closeup of brie melted on toast

What is crostini?

Crostini means “little crusts” in Italian and is a little slice of bread that is toasted or grilled. A crostini is the perfect vehicle for all kinds of delicious toppings.  I love to use them for bruschetta. I also love to top crostini them with a slice of brie cheese, a sprinkle of fresh herbs and a drizzle of honey.  It is the simplest appetizer and so delicious! Brie Crostini is one of my favorite ways to use crostini.

What is Brie?

Brie is a nice soft, creamy, buttery, mild French cheese and is always the first one to disappear when I put it on a cheese board. Brie is made from cow’s milk and the cheese has a rind on it which is actually edible mold.  It really doesn’t have any taste and is totally edible.

overhead shot of crostini with brie

Brie and Honey

I think that brie and honey are perfect combination and pair beautifully together on this brie crostini.  The addition of some fresh herbs gives it even more amazing flavor. Because Brie is such a mild cheese it doesn’t compete with the honey and herbs, they just compliment one another.

drizzling honey on brie crostini

How to Make Brie Crostini

  • Slice your baguette into about 1/2 inch thick slices.
  • Place the sliced baguette on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Add a slice of Brie cheese, with or without the rind, you choose.
  • Sprinkle with your favorite fresh herbs.  I used thyme but oregano, rosemary and basil would also work.  If you don’t have fresh herbs, use dried.
  • Place into a 450  degrees F oven and bake for about 5 minutes or until the bread begins to brown around the edges and the cheese melts. Watch it closely.
  • Remove from oven and drizzle with honey.  Serve warm.

bread with cheese on parchment paper

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Brie Crostini Recipe

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Brie Crostini

This Brie Crostini is a simple and delicious appetizer.  The creamy brie topped crostini is sprinkled with fresh herbs and drizzled with honey for an amazing flavor combination.

Course Bread
Cuisine French
Keyword brie crostini
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 133kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 baguette
  • 7 oz Brie
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • fresh herbs

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Slice baguette into slices. Add a slice of brie and a sprinkle of fresh or dried herbs.
  • Bake on a parchment covered baking sheet and bake for about 5 minutes or until bread begins to brown around the edges and cheese melts.
  • Remove from oven and drizzle with honey. Serve warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 232mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg

Originally posted January 9, 2009

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bread with melted brie

 

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