This Brie Crostini with Prosciutto is the perfect salty and sweet appetizer! Baguette slices are topped with sweet apricot jam, gooey brie, and a slice of crispy baked prosciutto. Top it with a drizzle of honey for a holiday appetizer everyone will be reaching for!
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Why you’ll love it
Salty and sweet – This crostini has the perfect balance of salty and sweet flavors. The apricot jam and honey provide the sweetness while the crispy prosciutto and brie cheese add a punch of saltiness.
Easy to make – Simple and easy to make appetizers are a must in my opinion and this baked brie crostini checks those boxes. Cut, assemble, and bake. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
5 ingredients – Appetizers shouldn’t need a ton of ingredients. It’s a starter to a main dish, so they should be simple.
What is crostini?
Crostini is an Italian appetizer made of toasted or grilled bread, typically a baguette, with some sort of topping. Toppings might include a variety of meats, cheese, vegetables, or spreads such as tapenade or jam.
Ingredients you’ll need
- Baguette – A crusty, narrow, French style bread that will act as the base of the appetizer.
- Brie cheese – a soft, creamy, cow’s milk cheese. The flavor is mild, however the rind, which is edible, does have a slight funky flavor to it.
- Apricot jam – Adds the perfect amount of sweet fruitiness that pair perfectly with the gooey brie and salty prosciutto.
- Prosciutto – A very thinly sliced dry cured ham. You can make it crispy by pan frying or baking it.
- Honey – A little drizzle of honey on top of the salty prosciutto and creamy brie is the perfect finishing touch for this crostini.
How to make brie crostini
Bake the prosciutto – Cut each slice of prosciutto into thirds then place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Crumple the prosciutto up a little instead of laying it flat. Bake at 375° F. for about 10 minutes or until crisp. Keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn.
Slice the baguette – Cut the baguette into 1/2 inch diagonal slices. Cutting it diagonally gives you a longer crostini, which is a nice length for the brie and prosciutto.
Slice the brie – I sliced the brie into about 1/4 inch thick pieces, but you can make them thicker if you’d like. Brie can be a little difficult to cut if it’s not cold. The warmer it is the gooier it becomes and more likely it is to stick to your knife. I like to put it in the freezer for about 15 minutes before slicing it.
You can cut of the rind if you really don’t like the taste, but it acts as a barrier while it bakes, and helps to keep the brie from oozing out.
Assemble – Spread about a teaspoon or two of the apricot jam onto each baguette slice and top it with a slice of brie. Place them on a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper if you don’t want to have any cleanup.
Bake – Bake the crostini for 6-8 minutes or until the brie is melted. Remove them from the oven and top with the crispy prosciutto and drizzle with honey.
- Swap apricot jam for raspberry or fig jam.
- Add arugula for a peppery bite and pop of color.
- Instead of prosciutto use serrano ham.
- Make it vegetarian and skip the prosciutto.
- If you don’t like brie, substitute with fontina cheese or havarti.
- Instead of prosciutto use chopped pistachios or toasted walnuts for crunch.
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- 1/2 of a baguette, cut into 12 (1/2 inch thick) diagonal slices
- 1/2 cup apricot jam
- 2 ounces prosciutto, each slice cut into thirds
- 12 slices brie cheese, cut approximately 1/4 inch thick
- Honey for drizzling on top
- Preheat oven to 375° F. And line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the cut pieces of prosciutto on the baking sheet, and bake for about 10 minutes or until crisp.
- While the prosciutto bakes, spread approximately 1-2 teaspoons of the apricot jam onto each slice of baguette and place them on a baking sheet. Top with a slice of brie cheese.
- Remove the prosciutto from the oven and put the crostini in. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until the brie is melted. Remove from the oven and place 1 or 2 pieces of the crispy prosciutto on top of the brie. Drizzle with honey and serve.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 392mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 9g
Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a registered dietician for the most accurate nutritional information.