I can’t believe the holidays are here already. Life with a newborn is chaotic. I swear. Never in my life have I been so busy and accomplished so little. I’m sure many of you can relate. But still, I want to look like I have it all together when I get invited to a party. That’s why I always turn to this fabulous crostini recipe when I’m asked to bring an appetizer. It’s so easy I could cry.
So here are your players: A baguette, Granny Smith apples, brie cheese, cream cheese and blue cheese. Not many ingredients but they give this crostini a ton of flavor.
Baked brie has this yummy, buttery flavor (as opposed to camembert which has a nutty flavor according to the cheese connoisseur also known as my husband). It’s totally different than cold brie cheese. Some cheeses are transformed into a new creature when baked and brie is one of them.
Granny Smith apples add a yummy tart flavor as well as make it pretty.
Blue cheese is the secret ingredient. The brie people can see but the blue cheese adds an unexpected kick. It’s the ingredient no one can quite figure out. And the cream cheese is the perfect compliment to mellow it out just a bit. Maybe it’s just a conversation starter but I always have people asking me for the recipe.
To make the crostini, you just mix the blue and cream cheeses together and spread it on the baguette slices. Then you lay a slice of brie on top and bake until it’s nice and bubbly. When you take it out, add a slice or two of the apples on top. Super easy, super fancy!
Mrs. Peacock, Mrs. Scarlett and Mrs. Peach all thought they were amazing! Just the right snack to help us discover that the murder was committed by Mr. Green in the garden with poison. Oooooooooh!
- 1 Baguette, sliced
- 1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
- 1 8 oz package brie cheese
- 1 5 oz container blue cheese
- 2 Granny Smith apples, thinly sliced
- Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix cream and blue cheeses together and spread on baguette slices. Cover each piece with a slice of brie cheese. Bake for 12 minutes or until bubbly. Top with apple slices. Serve immediately.
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