This easy, elegant, and impressive holiday appetizer is exactly what you're looking for. I’m sharing with you a Cranberry Brie Crostini - the perfect appetizer for any feast this holiday season.
Why this Recipe Works
These appetizers will be liked by all. And the way they are layered will keep them from getting soggy during your next dinner party!
I never stop talking about this appetizer for the holidays, it works so well at any dinner! Cranberry and thyme are a perfect match, as the tart cranberry and the sharp floral notes of thyme work beautifully together.
When combined with sweet apple and nutty brie, the true depth of flavor in just one bite is addictive! I always serve on thin, lightly crisped baguette to add a crunch to the bite as well.
What Goes into this Recipe
cranberries - this recipe uses fresh cranberries. You can use dried cranberries in this recipe, but you need to plump them up in warm water. You do not need to roast the dried cranberries.
brie - I use goat milk brie because I prefer it, but any brie works in this recipe.
thyme - this recipe uses fresh thyme. If you use dried thyme, use it sparingly because the flavor is much more potent.
How to Make this Recipe
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Add the cranberries to a baking sheet. Drizzle with the olive oil and honey, then roast for 15 minutes.
Layer each slice of baguette with the sliced apple, brie, a tablespoon of the roasted cranberries, and a sprinkle of thyme leaves. Drizzle with more honey if desired.
"Little toasts" in Italian. The bread is usually thinly sliced, brushed with olive oil, and toasted.
The main difference is the bread. Bruschetta use larger, wider slices of bread.
The layer of apple slice between the bread and cheese separate the bread from moisture enough to prevent it from getting soggy as long as they are consumed within an hour or so of assembly.
Crostini & Cranberries
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Cranberry, Thyme, Brie, & Apple Crostini
- 8 oz. fresh cranberries
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 baguette sliced and toasted
- 2 McIntosh apples thinly sliced
- 8 oz. brie sliced
- 1 tbsp fresh thyme
- Preheat your oven to 400°F.
- Add your cranberries to a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and honey. Cook for 15 minutes.
- Layer each slice of baguette with the sliced apple, brie, a tablespoon of the roasted cranberries, and a sprinkle of thyme leaves. Drizzle with more honey if desired.
This post was originally published in November of 2018 but was republished with new photos, step by step instructions, and tips in November of 2020.