Cranberry & Brie Crostini

Quick & easy to make holiday season appetizer

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Crunchy garlicy bread, brie & sweet cranberry sauce..YUM!

I am sitting in my office writing this post, freezing, because it has suddenly gotten really cold here :D If I look out the window, it is the first time this year it actually looks really wintery and beautiful. We haven't had any snow yet, but because the temperature went below zero today, the trees are all white and it really looks like a winter wonderland :) Enough of the weather, right?! :D Lets get to the recipe.

Since Christmas and New Year is approaching really fast I thought I would share a really quick and easy to make Holiday appetizer recipe with you this close to the Holidays. In my recipe I made my own cranberry sauce, which to be honest is super easy and fairly quick to make. So if you have a little extra time, then it is definitely worth it. However, if you don't, then no shame in using a store bought cranberry sauce. Also if you are not a big fan of garlic, you can skip that part and just season the crostini with a little salt and dry thyme or rosemary.

I hope you are going to like this recipe and give it a try this Holiday season.

Happy Holidays, Lovelies!

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Step by Step Video

RECIPE

Cranberry & Brie Crostini

Quick & easy to make holiday season appetizer

​INGREDIENTS

(makes 4 portions)

  • 200g (2 cups) fresh cranberries

  • 100g (½ cup) brown sugar

  • 1 baguette

  • some butter or oil for brushing the crostini

  • salt

  • dry thyme & rosemary

  • 1 garlic clove

  • about 70-90g (2,5-3 oz) brie

  • fresh rosemary for decoration (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. To make the cranberry sauce add cranberries, sugar and 2 tablespoons of water to a pot and bring to a low simmer. Simmer over medium heat until cranberries have completely softened and cooked through (this will take about 20-30 minutes). (See video) Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.

  2. Slice the baguette thinly and arrange the slices on a baking tray covered with parchment paper. Butter the slices really lightly or brush with a little oil. Sprinkle with some salt and dry thyme and rosemary. Bake in 200°C (390°F) bottom top heat in the middle shelf of the oven until golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.

  3. Peel the garlic clove and rub the slightly cooled bread slices with the garlic.

  4. Cut the brie into pieces that fit the bread slices.

  5. Add a piece of brie, 1 teaspoon of cranberry sauce and fresh rosemary to each bread slice.

  6. Serve same day.


 

TIP. You can make the cranberry sauce one day ahead, allow it to cool and store covered in the fridge until you use it.

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