12 Balsamic Vinegar Appetizers

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Balsamic vinegar is a tart sauce you can use to drizzle on cracker or bread appetizers.

Balsamic vinegar brings the flavors of meat, cheese, herbs, and spices for a savory appetizer flavoring.

Balsamic vinegar is a sharp flavor, whereas balsamic reduction is a sweeter flavoring. You can use them almost interchangeably, depending on your taste preferences.

Prosciutto Brie Appetizer

Arrange a few artisan crackers on a serving plate. Top the specialty crackers with a slice of brie cheese, fresh basil, prosciutto, and arugula.

Once you’re ready to serve the appetizer, top with a drizzle of honey and balsamic vinegar for a sweet finish.

balsamic vinegar appetizer ideas

Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Roasted cherry tomato bruschetta is served warm, made on crispy garlic crostini’s.

The roasted tomatoes are tossed with fresh basil leaves, and then placed on top of the crostini’s that have been rubbed with garlic.

The bruschetta topped with a sprinkle of grated parmesan cheese, and a drizzle balsamic vinegar.

Balsamic Vinegar Appetizers

Strawberry Bruschetta with Cream Cheese

Strawberry bruschetta with cream cheese is a sweet balsamic appetizer.

Cream cheese is mixed with vanilla extract and a bit of sugar.

A baguette is sliced into thin pieces, and toasted to create the bottom layer of the bruschetta.

To assemble the bruschetta, a thin layer of vanilla cream cheese is spread on the freshly toasted baguette slice.

The cream cheese will melt a little from the warmed bread.

Sliced strawberries are added on top of the cream cheese, with a couple strips of basil leaves.

Strawberry bruschetta is finished off with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Watermelon Feta Bites

Watermelon feta bites are a refreshing appetizer you can serve at a summertime BBQ.

Watermelon is cut with a round cookie cutter, and then it hollowed out with a melon baller.

Dice a bit more watermelon to mix with cucumber and feta cheese. The mixture is tossed with a bit of red wine vinegar and olive oil.

The mixture is placed into the center of the hollowed out round watermelon pieces for vibrant, juicy, creamy appetizer.

You can drizzle a little balsamic vinegar on top for a complimentary flavor with watermelon.

Prosciutto Peach Skewer

Prosciutto peach skewer uses fresh peaches wrapped in prosciutto.

Fresh mozzarella is added to the skewer for a creamy, cheesy addition to the juicy peaches.

Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and honey to finish off this delicious tangy appetizer.

Caprese Pesto Crostini

Caprese pesto crostini’s are made by marinating cherry tomatoes and fresh mozzarella with dried basil leaves and olive oil.

Once you’ve made your crostini’s and they have cooled, fresh pesto is spread on the crostini.

Mozzarella slices and cherry tomatoes are placed on top of the layer of pesto.

Finally, the pesto appetizer is topped with freshly chopped basil leaves, parmesan cheese, and balsamic vinegar.

Raw Apple Crostini

Raw apple appetizer is made by adding a layer of fig jam on top of a freshly prepared crostini.

A fresh leaf of basil is added on top of the fig jam.

A thin slice of apple is added to the crostini along with a strip of prosciutto.

The prosciutto appetizer is finished off with the balsamic vinegar drizzled on top.

balsamic vinegar appetizer recipes

Roasted Grape Crostini

Roasted grape crostini is a warm crostini appetizer bursting with grape flavor.

The grapes are roasted in the oven with a bit of olive oil, thyme, salt and pepper until they burst in the oven and release their juices.

After the grapes come out of the oven, they are drizzled with balsamic vinegar for a bit of an acidic finish.

The crostini is assembled by putting a thin layer of goat cheese on top of the crostini, a layer of roasted grapes, and then topping with chopped up walnuts.

Honey is drizzled on top of the crostini for a sweeter finish.

Peach Caprese Appetizer

Peach caprese appetizer uses slices of peaches to create a sandwich.

In between the layers of peaches is a slice of mozzarella.

On the top layer of peach, add a single leaf of basil and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Place a toothpick through the sandwich so it can easily be eaten without it falling apart.

Prosciutto Havarti Crostini

Prosciutto Havarti crostini is made by adding a thin layer of red pepper jelly on top of a freshly baked crostini.

A layer of Havarti cheese is placed on top of the red pepper jelly.

Arugula leaves are added on top of the Havarti.

Prosciutto is layered on top of the arugula, and then is topped with balsamic vinegar for this colorful and flavorful crostini appetizer.

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Peach Flatbread

Flatbread is a delicious crispy, warm peach appetizer. Flatbread can be cut into small pieces so it’s easily eaten.

Peach flatbread is made by simply brushing olive oil on the edges of the flatbread dough.

Add pizza sauce on the dough, and arrange fresh mozzarella on top of the pizza sauce.

Place folded pieces of prosciutto all over the flatbread. Slice peaches and dry off excess water. You don’t want too much leaking into your flatbread or it won’t crisp up.

Bake the flatbread, and add fresh leaves of basil once it comes out of the oven, along with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Oil and Vinegar

One of the most classic appetizers to use balsamic vinegar is to use it as a dipping sauce for bread.

You can use your favorite focaccia bread recipe, and then dip it in extra virgin olive oil, with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar on top of the olive oil.

The combination of oil and tart balsamic is a savory appetizer when paired with warm focaccia bread.

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5 Focaccia Appetizer Ideas

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Focaccia appetizers are savory starters you can serve at your next party, or family get together. Focaccia bread is a thick bread you can flavor with herbs, spices, and cheese.

You can use focaccia bread as a base to create an appetizer with toppings, including caramelized onions, brie, goat cheese, etc.

Focaccia bread is one the of the best breads for dipping due to it’s sturdy makeup.

You can dip focaccia bread into more than just olive and vinegar, here are 32 things to dip focaccia bread in.

Oil and Vinegar Focaccia Bread

Oil and vinegar focaccia bread is a classic, simple appetizer.

You can warm up the focaccia bread in the oven for a couple of minutes right before serving. Slice the focaccia bread into large, long pieces.

For the dipping plate, cover it in extra virgin olive oil.

You can add balsamic vinegar for a more tart flavoring that pairs well with olive oil.

Another option is to add balsamic reduction to the olive oil for a sweeter dipping sauce as an appetizer.

You can get a ton of different flavors of balsamic reduction, including garlic, strawberry, fig, etc.

Try out a couple at your local farmers market to see what flavor you would prefer.

Focaccia Appetizers

Pizza Focaccia Breadsticks

Pizza focaccia breadsticks are served with warm pizza sauce for dipping.

Focaccia bread is made fresh, and then topped with olive oil and a sprinkle of garlic powder prior to baking.

The bread is baked in the oven until the edges are crispy and golden brown.

After it comes out of the oven, the focaccia bread is topped with shredded mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese.

The cheese is broiled until it’s a bubbling and brown.

Garnish with fresh basil leaves, and serve the focaccia bread appetizer warm, right out of the oven.

Serve the focaccia appetizer with your favorite warmed up pizza sauce, and enjoy!

Focaccia Appetizer ideas

Focaccia Bread topped with Cranberries and Brie

Focaccia bread can be uncooked, or cooked to make this appetizer.

First you’ll want to make your focaccia bread, and then put it in a pan ready for the toppings.

Caramelized onions are made by cooking onions in olive oil, or butter, and sprinkling a bit of salt and pepper on them. Add in a bit of balsamic vinegar to coat them at the end of the cooking time. The onions are finished when they are golden in color.

Top the focaccia bread with the a drizzle of olive oil, caramelized onions, slices of brie cheese, and fresh cranberries.

Add a couple of sprigs of rosemary and fresh ground pepper on top.

The focaccia bread is ready to be baked in the oven until the cheese has melted.

The focaccia bread should have crispy golden edges when it’s finished baking.

When you’re ready to serve it, cut the bread by slicing it, or cut it into cubes for easy serving.

Focaccia Bread topped with Goat Cheese and Roast Beef

Focaccia bread is first cut into small squares for serving, but they should be big enough for all of your toppings.

Caramelized onions are made by sautéing onions in a frying pan with olive oil and minced garlic.

Once the onions have fully cooked, and most of the moisture has evaporated, dry white wine is added to the pan, along with fresh thyme.

The onions are caramelized with the savory flavors of olive oil, garlic, wine, and thyme.

To assemble the focaccia appetizer, goat cheese is crumbled in a layer on top of the squares of focaccia.

Roast beef slices are added on top of the goat cheese.

Finally, the caramelized onions are added to top off the focaccia appetizer.

Garnish the appetizer with a couple sprigs of rosemary and thyme.

Garlic and Cheese Focaccia Bread

Garlic and cheese focaccia bread is a cheesy focaccia bread, paired with a garlic and cheese dipping sauce.

Focaccia bread is made, and then topped with olive oil and parmesan cheese. The cheese will be bubbly and brown when it’s finished cooking.

The dipping sauce is made by mixing together olive oil, minced garlic, a couple red pepper flakes, and finely grated parmesan cheese.

Cut the focaccia bread into long slices and serve it warm. Enjoy the focaccia bread with the delicious cheesy garlic oil for dipping.

Focaccia Appetizer recipes

6 Cheese Ball Flavors

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Cheese balls can be served as a delicious savory appetizer, with pretzels, crackers, bagel chips, and fresh veggies.

Cheese balls can be flavored with dried fruit, cheddar cheese, onions, pickles, and covered in nuts to make a tasty appetizer.

You can use cream cheese, along with a little sour cream and then add your own flavors to create your own cheese ball right at home.

Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball

Cranberry pecan cheese ball is full of dried fruit, herbs, and cheesy flavor.

Cranberry pecan cheese ball is flavored with lemon juice, onion powder, and garlic flavor for a tantalizing taste.

Cranberry pecan cheese ball is covered in a fine layer of pecans. You can serve it with fresh veggies, pretzels, and crackers.

Cheddar Green Onion Cheese Ball

Cheddar green onion cheese ball is a tangy, herbed cheese ball. It’s tangy flavor comes from adding Worcestershire sauce to cream cheese.

Parsley, garlic powder, and oregano add a ton of herb flavor to this savory cheese ball.

The cheese ball is rolled in walnuts to make an eye catching outer layer, and add a ton of crunchy texture to your cheese ball appetizer.

Cheese Ball Flavors

Bacon Ranch Jalapeno Cheese Ball

Bacon ranch jalapeno cheese ball has a spicy flavor to it. The jalapenos are chopped up into very fine pieces, but they pack a lot of spicy flavor into this cheese ball.

The cheese ball is flavored using ranch dressing, onion powder, garlic powder, and fresh chives.

Bacon bits and cheddar cheese are added to the cheese ball mixture to create this garlicy ranch cheese ball.

Cheese Ball Flavors

Dill Pickle Cheese Ball

Dill pickle cheese ball is a delicious cheese ball for any dill pickle lovers!

Dill pickle cheese ball is flavored with lemon juice, fresh dill weed, and garlic powder for a tangy flavor to the cheese ball.

Finely chopped dill pickles, and freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese are added to the cheese ball to make this cheesy dill flavored cheese ball.

Cheese Ball Flavors

Pineapple Cheese Ball

Pineapple cheese ball has a refreshing pineapple flavor.

Pineapple cheese ball is flavored with a bit of seasoning salt (paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, etc.), and freshly chopped peppers.

The peppers give the cheese ball a vibrant pop of color when you cut into it.

The cheese ball is covered in sliced almonds, making it have a toasty almond pineapple flavor to the cheese ball.

Everything Bagel Cheese Ball

Everything bagel cheese ball has the outer layer of an everything bagel.

The inside of the cheeseball is made with white cheddar cheese, green onions, mixed with cream cheese and sour cream for a tangy flavor.

Everything bagel cheese ball can be served with bagel chips for a delicious appetizer.

List of the Best Appetizers to Bring to a Party

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When you bring an appetizer to a big party, you want it to be a hit. You want it to be the first thing people go for, and for it to be nothing left within minutes.

These appetizers have been carefully crafted to impress and dazzle your taste buds.

Prosciutto Brie Appetizer

Arrange a few artisan crackers on a serving plate. Top the specialty crackers with a slice of brie cheese, fresh basil, prosciutto, and arugula.

Once you’re ready to serve your appetizer, top with a drizzle of honey and balsamic reduction for a sweet finish for your brie appetizer.

List of the Best Appetizers to Bring to a Party

Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Roasted cherry tomato bruschetta is one of the most flavorful appetizers you can serve.

Bruschetta is a restaurant style appetizer with a combination of roasted tomatoes, garlic, and homemade crostinis.

Bruschetta is best made right before serving, and is topped with balsamic reduction to give the appetizer a bit of a sweet finish to it.

roasted cherry tomato bruschetta

Peach Flatbread

Flatbread is a delicious crispy, warm peach appetizer. Flatbread can be cut into small pieces so it’s easily eaten.

Peach flatbread is made by simply brushing olive oil on the edges of the flatbread dough.

Add pizza sauce on the dough, and arrange fresh mozzarella on top of the pizza sauce.

Place folded pieces of prosciutto all over the flatbread. Slice peaches and dry off excess water. You don’t want too much leaking into your flatbread or it won’t crisp up.

Bake the flatbread, and add fresh leaves of basil once it comes out of the oven.

Peach Appetizers

Pesto Bread Appetizer

Pesto bread appetizer is twisted bread with fresh parmesan cheese and pesto.

It’s best to use fresh pesto for your pesto bread appetizer. Fresh pesto has much more flavor and is less oily than store bought.

Pesto bread appetizer is a tasty, cheesy bread that can be sliced to serve as an appetizer. It’s unique shape and incredible flavor will be sure to impress your guests.

Pesto Bread Appetizer

Garlic Shrimp and Avocado Crostini Topping

Garlic shrimp and avocado crostini is made by mashing avocado with a bit of lime juice, salt and pepper. Spread a layer of avocado on top of the crostini’s.

Fry the shrimp in a skillet with some garlic, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Top the avocado crostini with a freshly cooked garlic shrimp and serve.

Baked Brie

Baked brie is made by adding toppings to brie cheese, and then baking it in the oven until it’s melted. The toppings melt into the brie, creating a flavorful cheesy appetizer.

There are several baked brie toppings you can try out!

Baked brie can be served with crackers, crostini’s or fresh baguette slices.

Brie Appetizer Recipes

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Crostini Topping

Smoked salmon and cream cheese crostini’s are made by creaming together cream cheese, goat cheese, garlic, dill and pepper.

Spread a thin layer of cream cheese mixture onto the crostini.

Add thinly sliced layers of radishes and cucumber on top of the cream cheese.

Place a small piece of smoked salmon on top of the crostini.

Garnish the crostini with a few fresh dill sprigs and a bit of freshly ground pepper. 

Raw Apple Appetizer

Slice a baguette, and top the sliced with olive oil. Broil the slices to create your own crostinis.

The baguette has a layer of fig jam, fresh basil, a slice of apple, and prosciutto.

Drizzle with a bit of balsamic reduction for a finished look to your sophisticated appetizer.

raw apple appetizer

Watermelon Mango Salsa

Watermelon mango salsa is a fruit based salsa with a hint of jalapeno in it. It’s a sweet salsa that is best served within the day or the following day.

Watermelon mango salsa is served with tortilla chips for a refreshing appetizer. It’s a bit more unique to bring watermelon salsa as an appetizer for a party than a tomato salsa.

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Guacamole

Guacamole is always a favorite appetizer at a party!

Guacamole should be made within an hour of serving it with tortilla chips.

Avocado tends to brown (oxidize) as it’s exposed to air, therefore it’s best to make it as close to the party as possible!

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Prosciutto Appetizer with Cheese

Prosciutto appetizer with cheese is a spicy, creamy appetizer served on a fresh slice of baguette.

The spice of the appetizer comes from a thin layer of red pepper jelly on top of the baguette.

Prosciutto appetizer can be made with either a slice of gouda or Havarti cheese placed on top of the red pepper jelly.

Add a couple of sprigs of arugula and a folded piece for prosciutto.

Drizzle a small amount of balsamic reduction on top of the prosciutto for an added sweet finish to your appetizer.

Appetizers to Serve Before Pizza

Avocado Cucumber Shrimp Bites

Avocado cucumber shrimp bites are a refreshing, spicy appetizer to serve. The shrimp is Cajun style, adding a hint of spice to the appy.

Avocado is mashed with a little lime juice for citusy flavor, and added on top of a slice of cucumber.

Top with a shrimp, and it’s ready to serve! These little cucumber bites look elaborate and taste delightful!

Focaccia Bread

Focaccia bread is a bread that is infused with herb and garlic olive oil. First you cook the olive oil with herbs and freshly minced garlic to bring out the flavors.

Then you begin making your dough and let it rise.

With the remainder of herb infused olive oil, it’s drizzled on top of the bread prior to baking.

When the focaccia bread bakes in the oven, it absorbs the oil, making it taste warm and savory.

Dip freshly baked focaccia in olive oil and balsamic reduction.

herb focaccia bread

Pesto Flatbread

Pesto flatbread is made by using fresh pesto as the pizza sauce.

Fresh mozzarella is added sparingly to the flatbread. Add a few sundried tomatoes and bake until the edges are crispy.

The secret to making delicious pesto flatbread is adding more fresh pesto to the flatbread once it has come out of the oven!

List of the Best Appetizers to Bring to a Party

Cheese Ball

Make your own easy cheese ball with cream cheese for a delicious savory appetizer.

The cheese ball is made by simply using a hand mixer to whip the cream cheese until light and fluffy.

Add a couple of herbs, spices and cheddar cheese to create the base of the cheese ball.

The next part is very messy!!

Shape the cream cheese into a ball shape, and roll into a plate of chopped up walnuts.

Chill for half an hour to make it firm up again.

Serve your cheese ball by slicing off a bit of it and put it onto a cracker to enjoy!

List of Appetizers

7 Brie Appetizer Recipes

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Brie is a mild cheese that can be used as a base to create intricate, savory appetizers.

Brie is a creamy cheese, and works well with certain foods, like prosciutto, apples, pears, honey, and balsamic reduction to make delicious brie appetizers, right at home.

Prosciutto Brie Appetizer

Arrange a few artisan crackers on a serving plate. Top the specialty crackers with a slice of brie cheese, fresh basil, prosciutto, and arugula.

Once you’re ready to serve your appetizer, top with a drizzle of honey and balsamic reduction for a sweet finish for your brie appetizer.

Brie Appetizer Recipes

Baked Brie

Baked brie is made by adding toppings to brie cheese, and then baking it in the oven until it’s melted. The toppings melt into the brie, creating a flavorful cheesy appetizer.

There are several baked brie toppings you can try out!

Baked brie appetizers can be served with crackers, crostini’s or fresh baguette slices.

Brie Appetizer Recipes

Cranberry Brie Bites

Cranberry brie bites are a tart and cheesy appetizer you can make using croissant dough or puff pastry dough.

You only need small squares of dough to create this bite sized appetizer.

Place the squares inside a mini muffin tin, and add a small piece of brie. Top the brie with cranberry sauce and a sprig of fresh rosemary.

Bake the cranberry brie bites and serve warm.

Apple and Brie Tartlets

Apple and brie tartlets are a sweet and savory appetizer.

The base of the tartlets is using puff pastry squares inside a mini muffin tin.

Add a small piece of brie cheese inside the puff pastry square.

The apples and walnuts are coated in a cinnamon and sugar coating and then spooned on top of the brie.

The tartlets bake in the oven until the apples are fork-tender, and served warm.

Brie Baguette Slices

Baguette slices work well to use for delicious savory brie appetizers.

Baguette slices can be topped with various sweet and spicy jams like fig jam or red pepper jelly, and then have a fresh slice of brie added to them to create the base of the appetizer.

Add your favorite nuts, fresh berries, and strips of fresh herbs to add flavor to your appetizer.

Drizzle with honey or balsamic reduction to make your brie appetizer look professional and appetizing.

  • brie cheese, almonds, drizzle of honey
  • brie cheese, sliced strawberries, balsamic reduction
  • brie cheese, pomegranate arils, dried cranberries, strips of fresh basil
  • fig jam, brie cheese, pecans, drizzle of honey
Brie Appetizer Recipe ideas

Cranberry Brie Pinwheels

Cranberry brie pinwheels are a beautiful spiral appetizer that is served warm, right out of the oven.

Pinwheels are made by rolling out the dough into a large rectangle, and brushing it with melted butter.

Arrange sliced pieces of brie all along the puff pastry. Sprinkle dried cranberries and walnuts around the dough.

Drizzle a little honey over the dough.

Starting with the narrow end of the dough, roll the dough tightly until you reach the end of the dough.

Place the seam down on the counter. Brush the dough with more melted butter.

The butter will create a golden brown crust for the pinwheels. Slice the dough into 1″ thick sections.

Place the pinwheels lying flat on a baking sheet. Bake until they are golden brown and the cheese is bubbling.

When you’re ready to serve the pinwheels, dust the tops of them with powdered sugar.

Apple Brie Crescents

Apple brie crescents are made by using either puff pastry, or croissant dough and cutting it into large triangles.

Slice up granny smith apples into thin slices so you can easily use them in your dough triange.

Place a slice of brie cheese, and a slice of apple on the large end of the triangle.

Drizzle a little honey over the cheese and apple.

Begin rolling by folding the dough starting at the cheese end, and roll it until the pointed end is seam down.

Brush the crescent with beaten egg for a nice golden sheen on the dough.

Bake the crescents until the apples are tender.

Serve the brie appetizer warm, right out of the oven.

7 Peach Appetizer Ideas

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Peaches are a refreshing fruit that can be used to create salsa, flatbread, cheesy dips, or skewers for appetizers.

Peaches can be baked, cooked on the grill, or served fresh to create intricate appetizers for your next summer BBQ.

Peach Appetizer ideas

Peach Pecan Baked Brie

Peach pecan baked brie is a warm appetizer you can serve with crackers, crostini’s or fresh slices of baguette.

Baked brie is made by adding chopped peaches, and pecans on top of a brie wheel and baking it in the oven until the brie has melted.

After it comes out of the oven, drizzle honey and sprinkle a little cinnamon on top.

Use a knife to dip into the baked brie and serve on top of your baguette or crackers for this cheesy peach appetizer.

Prosciutto Peach Skewer

Prosciutto peach skewer uses fresh peaches wrapped in prosciutto to create this peach appetizer skewer. Fresh mozzarella is added to the skewer for a creamy, cheesy addition to the juicy peaches.

Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and honey to finish off this delicious tangy appetizer.

Peach Caprese Appetizer

Peach caprese appetizer uses slices of peaches to create a sandwich.

In between the layers of peaches is a slice of mozzarella.

On the top layer of peach, add a single leaf of basil and a drizzle of balsamic reduction.

Place a toothpick through the sandwich so it can easily be eaten without it falling apart.

It makes the peach appetizer look chef-worthy as well.

Peach Flatbread

Flatbread is a delicious crispy, warm peach appetizer. Flatbread can be cut into small pieces so it’s easily eaten.

Peach flatbread is made by simply brushing olive oil on the edges of the flatbread dough.

Add pizza sauce on the dough, and arrange fresh mozzarella on top of the pizza sauce.

Place folded pieces of prosciutto all over the flatbread. Slice peaches and dry off excess water. You don’t want too much leaking into your flatbread or it won’t crisp up.

Bake the flatbread, and add fresh leaves of basil once it comes out of the oven.

Peach Appetizers

Cucumber Peach Salsa

Cucumber peach salsa is a refreshing salsa you serve with tortilla chips for a fruity peach appetizer.

Cucumber peach salsa has red peppers and jalapenos in it, so it has a little bit of a bite to it.

Peach jam, lemon juice bring together this sweet and savory salsa.

Peach Appetizers

Prosciutto Wrapped Grilled Peaches

Prosciutto wrapped peaches are a crispy and juicy peach appetizer. The wrapped peaches are served warm, right off the grill.

Each of the peaches are cut into quarters, and wrapped in prosciutto. The peaches are placed onto the BBQ cook on all sides for about 10 minutes to crisp up the prosciutto.

Remove the grilled peaches from the grill and place on a plate.

Add a couple of strips of basil and drizzled balsamic vinegar to serve.

Peach and Prosciutto Crostini

Peach and prosciutto crostini appetizer is made by first creating an herbed ricotta mixture.

Ricotta cheese is placed in a food processor until smooth. To make it extra rich, heavy cream is added to the ricotta cheese.

Fresh basil and parsley is added to the ricotta mixture for the first layer of the crostini appetizer.

Next, the prosciutto is crisped in a frying pan for a couple of minutes.

This will give the prosciutto a crunchy texture for the appetizer.

To assemble, add a layer of the ricotta mixture on the crostini.

Add a slice of peach on top of the ricotta cheese.

Place a few small pieces of the crisped prosciutto on top of the peaches.

Add a fresh basil leaf, a drizzle of balsamic glaze, and olive oil to top off the crostini appetizer.

Baked Brie Toppings

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Brie is a creamy, aged flavor that can be sweetened or savory depending on the toppings you use.

You can flavor brie with many different toppings including jams, nuts, pesto, bruschetta, herbs, and fruit.

Make your own baked brie at home using these delicious topping ideas!

Baked Brie Toppings

Honey Baked Brie with Fig Jam and Walnuts

Honey is drizzled onto the brie and baked together in the oven to give the cheese a sweetened taste. After it comes out of the oven, the brie is topped with fig jam, rosemary, and walnuts, giving it an earthy flavor.

If you’re serving your baked brie with a homemade crostini, after the toasted bread comes out of the oven, rub it with a sliced half of garlic to give the bread a hint of garlic flavor.

Baked Brie Toppings

Herb and Garlic Baked Brie

Herb and garlic baked brie is made by creating your own garlic mixture and then topping the brie with it, and baking it until its liquefied.

The garlic topping is made by combining minced garlic, thyme, salt, and olive oil.

A little cracked pepper is sprinkled on top of the brie, prior to it going in the oven.

Herb and garlic topped baked brie is best served with homemade crostini’s or artisan crackers.

Cranberry Pecan Baked Brie

Cranberry pecan baked brie is made by topping the brie with chopped pecans, dried cranberries, and rosemary.

Honey is drizzled overtop of the baked brie toppings, and it’s baked until it’s soft and easily spreadable.

Once it’s baked, sprinkle a bit of salt on top of the brie right before serving. You can serve your baked brie with focaccia bread, crackers, or a few sliced apples to use for dipping.

Bruschetta Baked Brie

Bruschetta baked brie is made by first creating a tomato bruschetta.

Tomato bruschetta is made by combining diced tomatoes, freshly chopped basil leaves, olive oil, minced garlic, and a bit of balsamic vinegar.

Bake your brie until it’s creamy and soft, then top your baked brie with your freshly made bruschetta.

You can serve your bruschetta baked brie with French bread, artisan crackers, celery, or carrots to dip into the baked brie.

Apple and Bacon Baked Brie

Apple and bacon baked brie is made by first sautéing diced apples with butter, cinnamon and brown sugar until fork tender.

Cook the bacon and dice into small pieces. Bake the brie in the oven until it’s creamy and gooey.

Top the baked brie with the apples, and then with the bacon on top.

You can serve apple and bacon baked brie with freshly made crostini’s, artisan crackers, and sliced apples to dip into the brie with.

Honey and Pistachio Baked Brie

Honey and pistachio baked brie is made by first baking the brie in the oven until it’s smooth and soft.

Top the brie with drizzled honey and chopped up pistachios.

You can serve honey and pistachio baked brie with crackers, slices of baguette, or sliced apples.

Baked Brie with Blackberry Compote and Candied Walnuts

Begin by making candied walnuts using a bit of butter, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a frying pan over medium heat. Cook until the walnuts are shiny and shimmering. Let them dry on a silicone baking mat.

The blackberry compote is made by cooking blackberries with honey, lemon, orange zest, thyme and vanilla extract until it becomes a thickened blackberry sauce.

Break up the blackberries to make them release their invigorating flavor into the compote.

Bake your brie until it’s velvety smooth, then top the brie with the blackberry compote, candied walnuts, fresh blackberries, and pomegranate arils.

You can serve your baked brie with fresh baguette slices and artisan crackers.

Roasted Garlic and Pesto Baked Brie

Roasted garlic and pesto baked brie is made by roasting garlic in the oven until soft and tender.

Squeeze out your pieces of roasted garlic from the shell of the garlic and set aside.

Make a fresh batch of pesto.

Bake the brie until it’s smooth and soft. Top your brie with a few spoonful’s of fresh pesto and a few pieces of roasted garlic.

Serve your roasted garlic and pesto baked brie with slices of fresh baguette and artisan crackers.

Baked Brie Toppings

Strawberry Basil Baked Brie

Strawberry basil baked brie is made by combining sliced strawberries with a drizzle of honey and balsamic vinegar. The coating will seep into the strawberries while the brie bakes.

Bake your brie until it’s velvety and smooth.

Add slices of fresh basil and and chopped pecans to the strawberry mixture.

Top your brie with the strawberry mixture and serve immediately.

Serve your strawberry basil baked brie with freshly made crostini’s and artisan crackers.

Peach Pecan Baked Brie

Peach pecan baked brie is made by adding diced peaches and chopped pecans on top of the brie.

Bake the brie in the oven until it’s smooth.

After the brie comes out of the oven, top it with a drizzle of honey, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Serve your peach pecan baked brie with freshly made crostini’s, pita chips, bagel chips, and artisan crackers.

Sundried Tomato Baked Brie

Sundried tomato baked brie is made by adding mixing together sliced sundried tomatoes, minced garlic, and bit of thyme.

Top the brie with the sundried tomato mixture.

Bake the brie in the oven until it’s easily spreadable.

Serve your baked with fresh baguette slices, crostini’s, or artisan crackers.

Recipes for Baguette Toppings

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Fresh baguettes can be topped some with your favorite foods.

Slice your baguette at an angle to get a nice long piece of bread for your baguette toppings. Slice your baguette right before you plan to put your toppings on, to keep the slices fresh so they do not dry out.

You can top your baguette slices with meats, cheese, fruits, fresh herbs, jams, honey, and balsamic vinegar.

Prosciutto Baguette Toppings

Prosciutto and Cheese

Prosciutto and cheese baguette topping is made by topping your baguette slices with your favorite piece of gouda or Havarti cheese.

A few sprigs of arugula are added on top of the baguette along with a folded piece of prosciutto.

The baguette is garnished with a bit of balsamic reduction.

Baguette Toppings

Raw Apple and Prosciutto

Raw apple and prosciutto appetizer is made by putting a bit of fig jam onto each of the baguette slices. Next, a basil leaf in placed on top of the fig jam.

Thinly sliced apples are layered on top of the basil.

Prosciutto is folded on top of the apple slices. To garnish the baguette appetizer, top with a bit of balsamic reduction.

toppings for baguette slices

Bruschetta Baguette Toppings

Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Roast cherry tomatoes in a bit of olive oil in the oven for 20 minutes.

Remove them from the oven and mix with fresh basil leaves. Toast the baguette slices for 2 minutes.

Rub the toasted baguette slices with a half cut garlic to put a hint on garlic on the toasted baguette. Top the bread with the roasted tomatoes and basil.

Grate fresh parmesan cheese for the top of the baguette slices and serve.

recipes for baguette slices

Fresh Pesto Bruschetta

Make a fresh batch of pesto, the flavor is much more powerful and fragrant than store bought.

Dice a tomato with a little bit of onion. Mix the pesto together with the tomatoes and onions.

Spoon the tomato pesto mixture on top of fresh baguette rounds and grate parmesan cheese on top.

Toast for a couple of minutes for the cheese to warm up.

Baguette Toppings

Cheese Baguette Toppings

  • brie cheese, almonds, drizzle of honey
  • parmesan, salami, mustard
  • smoked gouda, mustard, salami, pickle
  • Havarti, prosciutto, mustard
  • Blue cheese, slice of pear, arugula, drizzle of balsamic reduction
  • fresh mozzarella, tomato slice, drizzle of balsamic vinegar
  • brie, pomegranate, dried cranberries, strips of fresh basil
  • fig jam, brie, pecans, drizzle of honey
  • goat cheese, sliced strawberries, strips of fresh basil, and a drizzle of balsamic reduction
  • cream cheese, smoked salmon, capers, fresh dill sprig

Ricotta Baguette Toppings

Ricotta baguette toppings can be made by adding a thin layer of ricotta on a fresh slice of baguette.

You can top your baguette with the following individual toppings:

  • bacon and a bit of fresh pepper
  • blueberries and a drizzle of honey
  • cucumber slices and fresh mint leaves
  • brie cheese, sliced strawberries, balsamic reduction
  • sliced pears with walnuts and a drizzle of honey
  • pistachios and a drizzle of honey
  • sliced apples with pecans and a drizzle of honey
  • sliced peaches, pancetta, basil, honey, and balsamic glaze recipe

Bruschetta and Crostini Topping Recipes

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Bruschetta and crostini’s can be made with countless types of indulgent toppings.

For bruschetta we’ve compiled 2 different recipes including a fresh pesto and tomato bruschetta. We also have a recipe for roasted tomato and basil bruschetta. Both of them are absolutely divine!

For crostini’s, we have a few recipes that include savory prosciutto, cheese, arugula, sweet fig jam and raw apples.

How to make crostini bread

  1. Slice baguette into rounds that are ~1 cm thick.
  2. Brush baguette slices with olive oil.
  3. Toast baguette slices for 2 min on broil high in the oven.
  4. Remove baguette slices from the oven and set on a serving plate.
  5. Top crostini bread with toppings.

Prosciutto and Cheese Crostini Topping

Prosciutto and cheese crostini topping is made by topping your crostini’s with your favorite slice of gouda or Havarti cheese. A few sprigs of arugula are added on top of the crostini along with a folded piece of prosciutto. The crostini is garnished with a bit of balsamic reduction.

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Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta Recipe

Roast cherry tomatoes in a bit of olive oil in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove them from the oven and mix with fresh basil leaves. Rub the crostini’s with a half cut garlic to put a hint on garlic on the crostini. Top the crostini with the roasted tomatoes and basil. Grate fresh parmesan cheese for the top of the crostini and serve.

Bruschetta and Crostini Topping Recipes

Raw Apple and Prosciutto Crostini Topping

Raw apple and prosciutto appetizer is made by putting a bit of fig jam onto each of the baguette slices. Next, a basil leaf in placed on top of the fig jam. Thinly sliced apples are layered on top of the basil. Prosciutto is folded on top of the apple slices. To garnish the crostini, top with a bit of balsamic reduction.

Pesto Bruschetta Crostini Topping

Make a fresh batch of pesto, the flavor is much more powerful and fragrant than store bought. Dice a tomato with a little bit of onion. Mix the pesto together with the tomatoes and onions. Spoon the tomato pesto mixture on top of crostini’s and grate parmesan cheese on top. Toast for a couple of minutes for the cheese to warm up.

Bruschetta and Crostini Topping Recipes

Ricotta Crostini Toppings

Ricotta crostini toppings can be made by adding a thin layer of ricotta on a freshly made crostini. You can top your ricotta crostini’s with the following individual toppings:

  • bacon
  • blueberries
  • cucumber slices and fresh mint leaves
  • sliced strawberries
  • sliced pears with walnuts and a drizzle of honey
  • sliced apples with pecans and a drizzle of honey
  • sliced peaches, pancetta, basil, honey, and balsamic glaze recipe
ricotta crostini toppings

Garlic Shrimp and Avocado Crostini Topping

Garlic shrimp and avocado crostini is made by mashing avocado with a bit of lime juice, salt and pepper. Spread a layer of avocado on top of the crostini’s.

Fry the shrimp in a skillet with some garlic, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Top the avocado crostini with a freshly cooked garlic shrimp and serve.

Goat Cheese and Apricot Crostini Topping

Goat cheese and apricot crostini topping is made by spreading a thin layer of whipped goat cheese on top of a freshly made crostini.

Top the goat cheese with a spoonful of apricot preserves. Sprinkle with a few cut up pistachios and freshly sliced mint leaves.

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Crostini Topping

Smoked salmon and cream cheese crostini’s are made by creaming together cream cheese, goat cheese, garlic, dill and pepper.

Spread a thin layer of cream cheese mixture onto the crostini.

Add thinly sliced layers of radishes and cucumber on top of the cream cheese.

Place a small piece of smoked salmon on top of the crostini. Garnish the crostini with a few fresh dill sprigs and a bit of freshly ground pepper. 

Blackberry Goat Cheese Crostini Topping

Blackberry goat cheese crostini topping is made by creaming together cream cheese, goat cheese, olive oil and a bit of pepper.

Spread a thin layer of cream cheese mixture on a freshly made crostini. Add 2-3 blackberries on top of the cream cheese layer.

Top the crostini with freshly sliced pieces of basil. Drizzle a little honey over the crostini. Add a little bit of lime zest to the crostini to garnish.

What is the difference between a crostini and bruschetta

A crostini is a piece of bread that is brushed with olive oil and toasted. The crostini is topped with fresh toppings.

Bruschetta is made by using a crostini, or a fresh piece of bread. Bruschetta can be made using fresh or roasted tomatoes. Bruschetta can be toasted after the toppings have been added if using fresh ingredients.

5 Crostini Appetizers to Make with Prosciutto

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Crostini appetizers are crunchy, flavorful, and can be made many different ways to mesmerize your taste buds.

Prosciutto is a sweet, smooth meat that goes well on top of crostini’s. Prosciutto appetizers are generally paired with spicy jams, jelly’s, and herbs to enhance it’s flavor.

To make crostini appetizers prepared with prosciutto, balsamic reduction is typically drizzled on top to add a sweet finish to the appetizer.

The balsamic glaze adds a beautiful, professional look to the prosciutto crostini appetizers.

Prosciutto Appetizer with Cheese

Prosciutto Havarti Crostini

Prosciutto Havarti crostini is made by adding a thin layer of red pepper jelly on top of a freshly baked crostini.

A layer of Havarti cheese is placed on top of the red pepper jelly.

Arugula leaves are added on top of the Havarti.

Prosciutto is layered on top of the arugula, and then is topped with balsamic reduction for this colorful and flavorful crostini appetizer.

Prosciutto Appetizer with Cheese

Prosciutto and Apple Crostini

Prosciutto and apple crostini is made by adding a layer of fig jam on top of a freshly prepared crostini.

A fresh leaf of basil is added on top of the fig jam.

A thin slice of apple is added to the crostini along with a strip of prosciutto.

The prosciutto appetizer is topped with balsamic reduction to give it a sweet finish.

Crostini Appetizers to Make with Prosciutto

Prosciutto Crostini with Balsamic Glaze

Prosciutto crostini with balsamic glaze is made by adding a slice of burrata cheese on top of a prepared crostini piece.

Prosciutto is layered on top of the cheese, and then balsamic glaze and honey are drizzled on top.

The crostini appetizer is garnished with a couple strips of fresh basil leaves.

Prosciutto Goat Cheese Crostini

Prosciutto goat cheese crostini is made by spreading a thin layer of goat cheese on top of the prepared crostini.

Fig jam is layered on top of the goat cheese, adding a bit of sweetness to the crostini appetizer.

Take a slice of prosciutto and a basil leaf and put them together.

Then roll them up and place them on the crostini and serve!

The rolled prosciutto crostini appetizer makes them look professional and eye catching.

Peach and Prosciutto Crostini

Peach and prosciutto crostini appetizer is made by first creating an herbed ricotta mixture.

Ricotta cheese is placed in a food processor until smooth. To make it extra rich, heavy cream is added to the ricotta cheese.

Fresh basil and parsley is added to the ricotta mixture for the first layer of the crostini appetizer.

Next, the prosciutto is crisped in a frying pan for a couple of minutes.

This will give the prosciutto a crunchy texture for the appetizer.

To assemble, add a layer of the ricotta mixture on the crostini.

Add a slice of peach on top of the ricotta cheese.

Place a few small pieces of the crisped prosciutto on top of the peaches.

Add a fresh basil leaf, a drizzle of balsamic glaze, and olive oil to top off the crostini appetizer.