Are you looking for an easy brie crostini recipe that is made with just a few simple ingredients? Check out this recipe for blackberry brie crostini. All you need to make this blackberry brie crostini is some blackberries, brie, basil, honey, and of course some crostini.
We make our blackberry brie crostini with gluten free crostini so that the blackberry brie crostini will be entirely gluten free. However if you do not have a gluten intolerance, you can also use regular crostini. In addition to being gluten free, this recipe for blackberry brie crostini is also egg free, nut free, and vegetarian friendly.
What is on a blackberry brie crostini
What is on these blackberry brie crostini? Here are all the toppings that are on these blackberry brie crostini.
- Blackberries. You can’t have blackberry brie crostini without blackberries. Fresh blackberries are used in this recipe for blackberry brie crostini. If the blackberries you are using are particularly large or if you are having trouble getting the blackberries to stay on the crostini, you can cut them in half prior to putting them on the crostini. This will create a flat side that will sit on the crostini more easily.
- Brie. The brie is another key component of the crostini. The brie is the first topping that should be spread on the crostini as it will create a tacky layer that helps the other toppings stick to the crostini.
- Basil. Fresh basil is also used to make these blackberry brie crostini. The basil should be sliced into thin strips before being added to the crostini.
- Honey. Honey is the final ingredient that is used on these blackberry brie crostini. We generally use Nature Nate’s honey because we love the warm flavor and floral undertones.
How to make a blackberry brie crostini
How do you make blackberry brie crostini? Here is how to make blackberry brie crostini.
- Prepare the toppings. The first step in making these blackberry brie crostini is to prepare the toppings. The basil will need to be cleaned and sliced into thin strips. The blackberries can optionally be cut in half to create a flat surface that helps them sit on the crostini.
- Spread the brie. After you prepare the toppings, it is time to spread the brie on the crostini. For this recipe, we recommend cutting off the firm edges of the brie and only using the smooth, creamy insides.
- Add the basil and blackberries. After the brie has been spread on the crostini, it is time to add the basil. You can press the basil strips into the brie a little to help them stay on the crostini. The blackberries can also be pressed slightly into the brie to help hold them on the crostini. Make sure to dry the basil and blackberries thoroughly before adding them to the crostini. This will prevent the crostini from getting soggy.
- Drizzle the crostini with honey. Finally, it is time to drizzle the crostini with honey. We recommend starting out with a small amount of honey then tasting the crostini to see if they need more honey. Do not add too much honey at once as it might make the crostini overly sweet.
- Add salt (optional). Optionally, you can also add some salt to these crostini. This is particularly recommended if your crostini bread does not have much salt on it. We recommend using a coarse grained salt like this coarse grained kosher salt.
How to store blackberry brie crostini
How do you store leftover blackberry crostini? We recommend storing the components of these blackberry crostini separately if you are going to store them for more than a few hours. It is easy to throw the prepared ingredients together to assemble the crostini right before you eat your leftovers.
If you plan to prepare your crostini ahead of time and eat them within a few hours, then you can store the crostini in the refrigerator in a flat bottomed food storage container that has a lid. Make sure that the brie is spread out across the crostini and forms a barrier that separates the other ingredients like the blackberries from the crostini. This will prevent the crostini from getting soggy.
How to make homemade crostini
Are you having trouble finding pre-made crostini? No problem! It is easy to make homemade crostini using just a baguette, olive oil, and salt. Check out our article on how to make homemade crostini for more details.
Blackberry brie crostini
- 16 gluten free crostini
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1 wedge brie
- 1/4 cup fresh basil (lightly packed)
- 1 tbsp honey
- coarse salt (optional)
- Prepare the basil by washing it, drying it, and slicing it into thin strips. Optionally, you can also cut the blackberries in half so that they will sit on the crostini more easily. Make sure that you thoroughly dry all of the crostini toppings so that they do not make the crostini soggy.
- Spread the brie out on the crostini pieces.
- Top the brie with a few strips of basil and a few blackberries. You can press the basil and blackberries into the brie a little to help stick them onto the crostini.
- Drizzle the crostini with a small amount of honey and optionally sprinkle some coarse salt on top of the crostini. If the crostini bread that you are using already has a lot of salt on it then you do not need to add additional salt. If it is very lightly salted then some additional salt will benefit the flavor.
Substitutions for blackberry brie crostini
- Gluten free crostini. We use gluten free crostini to make our blackberry brie crostini, but if you do not have a gluten intolerance then you could also use regular crostini. No other substitutions are necessary.
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