Meet your new favorite go-to fall appetizer y’all!! It takes less than 20 minutes to prepare AND bake! How great is that?! The amount of flavor that is packed into these little crostinis is INSANE when you realize how few ingredients are required!
I also LOVE it when an appetizer’s or any recipe’s beauty is found in the messiness / imperfection! Why is that?! Well, personally I think it comes from the fact that we live in a world today where pre-packaged & processed foods are the norm AND we are also constantly consuming “picture perfect” images on social images ALL. THE. TIME. It’s a breath of fresh air when someone decides to put down their phone and actually CREATE something with their hands! Your guests will appreciate the fact that this appetizer is made from scratch and feel relaxed when they see the beautiful messiness. Such a paradox right?!
I’m going kind of deep, but this has really been on my heart lately — not just for food but in LIFE. I just read an amazingggg book by Rebekah Lyons called Rhythms of Renewal. This post is in no way sponsored but it was SO great and had such an impact on me that I really wanted to share it with y’all! The cover itself is beautiful, but the realness that she shares in the book is where the real beauty lies. The four rhythms of renewal are so simple but POWERFUL!
If you feel constantly stressed or always “behind” as in you can never “catch-up” then I would highly recommend this book or download it on Audible (I love to listen to books on Audible while going on walks — she reads it herself which I always love it when the author narrates). Personally, I struggle with anxiety and have also really struggled with constantly feeling behind over the past year. This book, along with God’s word, and Rebekah’s four rhythms of renewal have brought a lot of PEACE to my life over the past few weeks. So for whatever reason, I really felt compelled to share this with y’all! Even if it just helps one person then its totally worth it!
You can watch the trailer for the book HERE!
“It’s a breath of fresh air when someone decides to put down their phone and actually create something with their hands! Your guests will appreciate the fact that this appetizer is made from scratch and feel relaxed when they see the beautiful messiness. Such a paradox right?!”
So here’s to resting, restoring, connecting, and creating! It’s amazing how getting in the kitchen and making something with your hands and then sharing it with friends and family can fulfill half, if not all, of these rhythms! I cannot wait for y’all to try this recipe.
Apple Butter Brie Crostini
YIELDS 9-12 SERVINGS
(2-3 PIECES PER PERSON)
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 6-8 MINUTES
24 (½-inch-thick) diagonal French baguette slices
1 jar apple butter
14-16 ounces brie, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 Granny smith apples, thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
2-3 tablespoons honey
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- To assemble the crostini, place all of the slices on 2 sheet pans lined with parchment paper.
- Spread about 1-2 teaspoons of apple butter onto each slice.
- Place one piece of brie on top of the apple butter.
- Bake for 6-8 minutes until the cheese is melted.
- Transfer the crostini onto a platter or cheese board, and top each crostini with a thin apple slice.
- Sprinkle with chopped walnuts, and drizzle with honey.
- Serve immediately!
People always ask if you can leave the rind on the brie. YES — I always do when I’m baking brie because you can barely tell its there and it doesn’t have a taste. I also think that it helps the cheese not to spill over the crostini.