Are you looking for an easy snack that feels fancy but is surprisingly easy to make? Then check out this recipe for apple brie crostini. These tasty apple brie crostini are loaded with creamy brie, apples, sweet apricot jam, and basil.
We make our apple brie crostini with gluten free crostini so that they will be entirely gluten free. That being said, you can also use regular bread if you do not have a gluten intolerance.
What is on apple brie crostini
What toppings are used to make apple brie crostini? Here are the toppings that are on this apple brie crostini recipe.
- Apple. You can’t have apple brie crostini without apple. You should use a sweet red apple such as a fuji apple for this apple brie crostini recipe. Avoid using sour green apples in this recipe.
- Brie. The brie plays just as important of a role in this apple brie crostini recipe. The creamy flavor of the brie serves as the perfect contrast to the salty, savor flavor of the crostini.
- Apricot jam. The apricot jam is another important ingredient in this apple brie crostini recipe. The sweet flavor of the apricot jam perfectly compliments the salty flavor of the crostini and the creamy flavor of the brie. For best results, we recommend using this Stonewall Kitchen apricot jam. Stonewall Kitchen is the best of the best when it comes to jam,
- Basil. Some fresh basil is also added to these apple brie crostini. While dried basil is sometimes an appropriate substitute for fresh basil, you should not use dried basil in this recipe.
- Salt. After you have added all the other toppings, you should sprinkle some salt on your apple brie crostini. For best results you should use a flaky or coarse grained salt such as this coarse grained kosher salt.
How to make apple brie crostini
How do you make these apple brie crostini? Here is how to make apple brie crostini from scratch.
- Slice the apples and basil. The first step in making this apple brie crostini is slicing the apple and basil. The basil should be sliced into long, thin strips. The apple should be sliced into very thin slices. It can be tricky to get thin slices if you use a dull knife, so we recommend using a high quality chef’s knife like this Victorinox chef’s knife to slice the apples. This is our all-time favorite kitchen knife.
- Spread the brie on the crostini. After you are done slicing the apple and basil, it is time to spread the brie on the crostini. The brie will create a slightly tacky surface that helps to hold on the other toppings. If you plan to let the crostini sit for a while before eating them, you should try to cover the entire crostini with brie. This will form a barrier that will prevent the juices from the apple from soaking into the crostini bread.
- Top the brie with apples. After you spread the brie on the crostini, it is time to add some apple slices. We generally add one or two thin apple slices on top of the brie, but you can experiment with using more if you want. We recommend pressing the apples into the brie a little to help them stick on.
- Add some apricot jam. After the apple, it is time to add some apricot jam. The apricot will help to hold the basil onto the crostini.
- Add the basil. After the apricot jam, it is time to add the basil. If you find that the strips of basil are falling off of the crostini, you can push them a little deeper into the apricot jam.
- Sprinkle on some coarse grained salt. Finally, sprinkle some flaky salt on top of the apple brie crostini to finish it off.
How to make crostini from scratch
How do you make crostini from scratch? It is super simple to make crostini from scratch. All you need is a baguette, some olive oil, and some salt. Check out this gluten free crostini recipe to see how to make crostini from scratch.
We use a gluten free baguette to make these gluten free crostini, but you could also use a regular baguette if you do not have a gluten intolerance. No other substitutions are necessary.
How to store apple brie crostini
How do you store these apple brie crostini? We recommend storing the components for these apple brie crostini separately if you do not plan to eat the crostini within a few hours. If the crostini are pre-assembled and stored for a long time, the liquids from the apple will soak into the crostini and make the crostini soggy. The apple will also brown if it is exposed to the air for a long time, so we also recommend freshly slicing the apples when you are ready to serve the apple brie crostini.
Apple brie crostini
- 16 gluten free crostini
- 1 wedge brie
- 2 honeycrisp apples
- 2 tbsp apricot jam
- 1/4 cup basil (lightly packed)
- coarse salt
- Slice the apple into thin slices then cut those slices into halves or quarters so that they will fit on the crostini. Slice the basil into long, thin strips.
- Spread the brie on the crostini. If you plan to wait a little while before eating your crostini, make sure to cover the whole crostini with brie. This will create a barrier that will prevent the water from the apples from soaking into the crostini and making them soggy.
- Lay a few apple slices out on top of the brie. Press them into the brie to help them stick on the crostini.
- Add a dollop of apricot jam on top of the apples.
- Add a few basil strips on top of the apricot jam. Press the basil into the apricot jam to help it stick on the crostini.
- Sprinkle some coarse or flaky salt on top of the crostini to finish them.
Substitutions for apple brie crostini
- Gluten free crostini. If you do not have a gluten intolerance then you can also make these apple brie crostini with gluten free crostini. No other substitutions are necessary!
- Honeycrisp apple. If you cannot find honeycrisp apples then you can use another sweet red apple. Avoid using sour green apples.
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