Strawberry Brie Crostinis

by Sharon on February 11, 2018

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect party appetizer, look no further than these Strawberry Brie Crostinis. So easy to make but taste anything but simple.

Strawberry Brie Crostinis

My inspiration for these super yummy Strawberry Brie Crostinis was Harry Styles. Harry Styles? Why is that, you ask? Well, let me tell you. 🙂

Every year at Oscar time, I hook up with a group of food bloggers to bring a variety of party friendly appetizers and snacks that match up with the theme from each Best Picture nominee. This year my movie is Dunkirk, starring none other than the aforementioned Harry Styles.

Strawberry Brie Crostinis

I was happy to be assigned Dunkirk because, to be completely honest, I haven’t seen ANY of the other films. I really hadn’t even heard of them. Dunkirk though? I’ve seen it twice. I’m a fan of war movies (not really sure why) and I’m an even bigger fan of cute guys. Guys like Harry Styles. 😉 I would also shout out the very cute Tom Hardy who is in the movie, but since you hardly ever see his handsome face it’s a bit of a moot point. 🙂

Strawberry Brie Crostinis

Strawberry Brie Crostinis

So why Strawberry Brie Crostinis? How do these relate to the subject of Dunkirk?

The movie is set in the French town of the same name and highlights the evacuation of allied forces from the beaches there. It’s a story of National pride and bravery as regular, every day folks became the heroes. Anyone who owned a boat, be it a fishing boat, pleasure cruiser, you name it, joined the war effort by crossing the small body of water that separates England and France to help rescue the stranded soldiers.

In a scene where my sweet Harry was safely rescued and aboard a large war ship, the soldiers were given tea and what looked to be strawberry jam on bread. Harry showed  his acting chops by chewing very convincingly. 😉

Basing my idea on that scene and adding in the brie cheese to tie in the French element of the movie, these Strawberry Brie Crostinis were born.

They are too easy. I went a little light on the brie for each slice to give it a good jam to cheese ratio but feel free to slap a thick slab of it if you prefer. I also used a lovely French baguette to further the French theme.

They are sweet and creamy with a nice crunch from the toasts. A fancy looking plate with minimal effort which is awesome when you are hosting a party.

Strawberry Brie Crostinis

For some more fabulous party food ideas check out these posts that feature the other Best Picture nominees:

Best Picture Inspired Recipes Oscars 2018

 

 

Suzanne – Chocolate Tuile Cigars with Whisky Ganache – The Darkest Hour
Julia – Black and White Cookies – Get Out
Greta – Tuna Fish and Avocado Appetizer – The Shape of Water
Kara – Peach Focaccia with Arugula – Call Me By Your Name
Lane and Holly – Orange Vanilla Martinis – The Post
Haley – Mushroom Toasts – Phantom Thread
Alice – Orange Baked Chicken Sandwiches – Lady Bird

Strawberry Brie Crostinis
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Ingredients

  • 1 French baguette
  • jar of strawberry jam
  • generous hunk of brie cheese

Instructions

  1. Heat the broiler of your oven and line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. Slice the baguette into 1/2 inch thick slices and lay it out on the parchment. Pop under the broiler for about 2 minutes a side to toast them. Keep watch as every oven is different. Don't let them burn!
  3. Slice the brie into 1/4 inch thick slices (or thicker if you'd like)
  4. Lay the sliced brie over the toasted baguette and pop back under the broiler for another minute or two until the brie in melted. Again, keep watch!
  5. Remove from the oven and top each slice with a tablespoon of strawberry jam.
  6. Serve warm.
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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Alice Seuffert February 11, 2018 at 9:37 am
These look absolutely lovely! What a great looking recipe!
Sharon February 12, 2018 at 10:41 am
Thanks Alice! It is delish. :)
Julia February 11, 2018 at 6:50 pm
Hard to go wrong with cheese, bread and fruit!! Love!
Sharon February 12, 2018 at 10:41 am
So true! Thanks Julia. :)
Suzanne February 11, 2018 at 9:08 pm
Love the combination of flavors and textures here!
Sharon February 12, 2018 at 10:40 am
It is a fabulous combo. Thanks!
Lane | With Two Spoons February 12, 2018 at 8:08 am
I adore these. Bright and creamy-yum!
Sharon February 12, 2018 at 10:40 am
Thank you! So easy and yummy. :)
Terri@foodmeanderings February 16, 2018 at 9:18 am
I agree -that movie was fantastic! Nor am I a huge fan of war movies (hubby is) so we went. It was brutal but it was amazing too. I love this creative tribute to this movie and that this appetizer is so simple (how it should be):)
Jessica February 16, 2018 at 9:50 am
What a fun, themed round-up of recipes for the Oscars! Love the variety of snacks and that combination of brie & strawberry on baguette is totally a winner!
Dawn - Girl Heart Food February 16, 2018 at 9:51 am
I don't always watch the Oscars and haven't yet seen Dunkirk (but have heard amazing things so it's on my list). I do enjoy seeing all the beautiful dresses and some of them are so elaborate, aren't they? I could live on little appies and this strawberry and brie combo is perfect! Yum!
Elaine @ Flavour and Savour February 16, 2018 at 1:10 pm
Easy-peasy and something that everyone will love. My kind of appy!

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