Image: We served up this Fall bruschetta at our photoshoot and it was a hit! This photo features the Debut Dabu kaftan from our launch collection.
This easy Fall recipe for Apple Brie Bruschetta (brie-schetta?) comes together in just 15 minutes! Featuring crisp seasonal apples, creamy melted brie and the crunch of toasted French bread and chopped pecans, it’s the perfect Fall party snack.
The Case for Experimenting with Bruschetta
The versatility and ease of bruschetta is tough to beat. It’s the perfect party snack for when you want something a little more substantial than a vegetable platter, chips and dip, but less filling than a main course. Bruschettas are fast and easy to prepare, and you can divide your bread across a few different recipes to create a vibrant, delicious spread with hardly any extra effort.
So we’ve established that I love bruschetta. But why try this Fall bruschetta recipe?
I picked this recipe because it’s a delicious combination of seasonal Fall flavors. It’s inspired by my favorite lunch at the deli beneath my office when I worked in New York: a turkey-apple-brie sandwich on a toasted roll. My bruschetta-fied (Franken-schetta?) recipe nixes the turkey, but it’s every bit as good!
Recipe: Fall Apple Brie Bruschetta
(Makes ~18 crostinis)
- 1 large baking sheet
- ½ baguette (or a whole demi-baguette)
- 6 oz brie
- 2 of your favorite apples (we like tart Granny Smith apples)
- ½ oz lemon juice (to prevent apples from browning)
- ¼ cup chopped pecans
- Honey for drizzling
- Preheat the oven to 375° F (190° C).
- Slice the bread into ½” thick crostinis and arrange them on a large baking sheet.
- Slice the brie to about ¼” thickness and place one slice on top of each crostini.
- Thinly slice your apples to about ⅛” thickness. Set them aside and squeeze the lemon juice over them to prevent them from browning.
- Bake your brie-covered crostinis at 375° F for 5-7 minutes, or until the brie has melted.
- Remove your crostinis from the oven. Top with apple slices and a sprinkle of chopped pecans, and drizzle with honey.
- Enjoy! This bruschetta is best served right away.
Tweaking This Recipe
Here are some ways to upgrade this recipe and make it your own:
Break Out the Grill
A grill lends a better appearance, flavor and texture to traditional bruschetta, and you can get the same results with this recipe too. Anytime you’re grilling bread, you’ve got to be quick. We recommend grilling on medium heat. Pre-slice your brie, and as your crostini finish grilling on one side and you flip them over, place a slice of brie on each crostini. Remove them from the grill before adding your apple slices, chopped pecans and honey.
Prosciutto pairs perfectly with apples, the hint of sweetness from the honey, and brie. Layer a thin slice in between the apple and brie on each crostini for a salty, savory flavor element.
Add Apple Butter
Who doesn’t love a bit of a spread with their bread? Spread a smear of apple butter onto each crostini prior to adding the brie for a little extra Fall flavor! Bonus points if you can source your apple butter locally.
Hopefully this easy Fall recipe has inspired you to throw a seasonal shindig! Let us know what other Fall party ideas you’d like to see by leaving us a comment below.
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