This easy appetizer is sweet, savory and tart – a delightful combination.
In a meal, appetizers could just be my favorite. Well, dessert is generally a great love of mine as well, but it’s the little bites of appetizers that excite me. So, whenever I plan a menu for a dinner party, there are several appetizers on the menu.
The trick for me though is that the appetizers have to be easy, fast and high-impact. If it’s not awesome, it’s not getting served, pure and simple.
Brie and Apple Bruschetta? It meets all the requirements. Thin slices of French bread are spread with a thin layer of brie cheese then topped with a dab of apple jelly. Then, it’s baked until the brie and apple jelly combine into an irresistible goo-fest. Finally, it’s topped with a thin slice of a tart Granny Smith apple.
Divine. The contrast of sweet and savory, along with the creamy goodness of the brie is a magical combination.
If you make these, here are a few tips for making the cooking a breeze:
- Slice ahead. The bread can be sliced up to a day in advance. Or, buy presliced bread for added convenience.
- Look for brie without the rind. You don’t want any pieces of rind getting in the way of these appetizers, so look for brie that comes rind-free. Yes, it does exist.
- Don’t substitute. It may be tempting to trade apple butter for the apple jelly or any old apple for the Granny Smith. Don’t. Do. It. This recipe really relies on the complex combination of flavors to achieve perfection.