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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
cucumber slices and fresh mint leaves
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
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.
Prosciutto appetizers are best serve with cheese to make them both filling and satisfying. Prosciutto appetizers are simple to make and only take a couple minutes of preparation.
Prosciutto appetizers with cheese will impress your guests and your taste buds! The red pepper jelly makes this simple appetizer have a bit of a bite to it, but it’s not too overdone. If you wanted to make it even spicier, you could add a leaf of Thai basil to it.
The balsamic reduction that is added to this prosciutto appetizer tones down the spiciness of the red pepper jelly. Balsamic reduction is much sweeter than balsamic vinegar, therefore the flavors of the appetizer are balanced in harmony.
What kind of cheese goes best with prosciutto
Cheeses that go best with prosciutto are:
How to serve prosciutto as an appetizer
Prosciutto can be served in many different ways as an appetizer, including:
Slice your baguette and arrange the pieces of bread on a serving plate. You can use the bread fresh, or make a crostini. Make a crostini by brushing the baguette slices with a bit of olive oil on one side. Broil on high for 1-2 minutes until just beginning to turn brown on the edges. Remove from the heat and let them cool before adding the toppings.
Use a butter knife to spread red pepper jelly onto each slice of baguette.
Place 1 slice of gouda or Havarti cheese on top of the piece of bread.
Place 1-2 pieces of arugula on top of the cheese layer.
Add 1 piece of prosciutto on top of the arugula. Prosciutto is best presented if it is folded over onto itself. It makes the appetizer look a bit more fancy.
Drizzle a small amount of balsamic reduction on top of the prosciutto appetizer.
Serve immediately or store in the fridge prior to serving. Make sure to cover it with cling wrap if you need to place it in the fridge.
Our simple guacamole recipe is made using one avocado so it’s perfect for serving 2-3 people. You can add guacamole to tacos, or eat it with nachos. It’s plenty guacamole for a single meal for a couple.
Guacamole tends to not store very well. It forms a skin on it, then you have to mix it well to see the light green come through again. Guacamole the next day is never as good, that’s why it’s best to make fresh for each time you’re serving it.
This particular simple guacamole recipe with one avocado will become your go to recipe when you need a little guac for your next meal!
What to add to guacamole to make it taste better
If you want your guacamole to taste better you can add the following spices to it to make it more flavorful: