Apple Brie Crostini with Pomegranate Seeds

This apple brie crostini could NOT. BE. EASIER. Six ingredients and 10 minutes is all that separates you from this beautiful, fresh holiday appetizer!

In a season filled with rich, indulgent meals, these crostini are a welcomed light snack. They’ll tide you over until dinner, but leave you with plenty of room for pumpkin pie.

Honey being drizzled over apple brie crostinis loaded with pomegranate

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What the heck is a crostini?

It’s basically a thinly sliced baguette, drizzled with olive oil, toasted or broiled in the oven and then topped with something yummy – in this case, creamy brie, sliced apple,  pomegranate and honey.

It sounds fancy, but it doesn’t have to be!

A wooden cutting board serving platter loaded with apple brie crostini garnished with honey and pomegranate seeds

How do I make apple brie crostini?

You’ll slice French bread, give it a drizzle of olive oil and a broil in the oven. Then you’ll top the slices with hearty wedges of brie and pop them back in the oven quick.

Then the sliced apple goes on top and gets slightly warmed, somehow giving it an apple pie flavor. Finish the dish with a drizzle of honey and a burst of pomegranate seeds!

A close up of apple brie crostini garnished with honey and pomegranate seeds

What if I can’t find pomegranate?

I love to take advantage of pomegranates when they are in season! They add such beautiful color and a little burst of flavor that I can’t get enough of. Not to mention they’re SUPER good for you!

But here in Wisconsin they are not always in season… A good substitute might be dried cranberries or cherries!

A wooden cutting board serving platter loaded with apple brie crostini garnished with honey and pomegranate seeds

Whether it’s family coming from out of town or cross country trips to visit loved ones, the holidays can be stressful. So keep the food simple this season and stick with fresh, easy appetizers that look fancy and taste delicious!

A wooden cutting board serving platter loaded with apple brie crostini garnished with honey and pomegranate seeds

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Apple Brie Crostini with Pomegranate Seeds


  • Author: Midwest Foodie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 20 crostini
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

In a season filled with rich, indulgent meals, these crostini are a welcomed light snack. They’ll tide you over until dinner, but leave you with plenty of room for pumpkin pie.


Ingredients

  • 20 slices French baguette (about a 10 oz. loaf, sliced into 1/2 inch thick slices)
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 7 oz. brie, sliced into 20 wedges
  • 1 large apple, thinly sliced, then halved
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup honey for drizzling

Instructions

  1. Place sliced baguette in a single layer across a parchment lined baking sheet. Drizzle each slices with olive oil and broil for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. Top each slice of bread with a slice of brie. Broil for another minute or until the brie has melted and the edges of the crostini are dark golden brown.
  3. While the brie is melting, toss apple slices in the lemon juice to keep them from browning. Remove crostini from the oven.
  4. Top each crostini with 2 slices of apple, a drizzle of honey and a teaspoon or so of pomegranate seeds. Serve warm and pair with a light white wine.

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  1. These sound amazing! I love the mixture of fruit and cheese

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