These Brie Lingonberry Jam Crostini are delicious and fancy appetizers for any occasion. Certainly, they would be a nice addition to your holiday menu.
Hey everyone! The question of the day. How to eat all the Christmas cookies and drink all the eggnog, but don’t put on more than 1-2 pounds? From my past experience, it is nearly impossible. I mean, if you’re in a good shape, those few pounds won’t be a problem for you. However, I’ve been successfully fighting my excessive weight for a few years now, and certainly, I don’t like any regress.
Certainly, “indulging yourself but being moderate” is an amazing piece of advice, but let’s be honest: how many of you can say this always works for them? You simply cannot bake and eat only 4 cookies.
I am just wondering. There are people who have a tradition to make cookies every single day starting December 1st. How do they manage this? Do they eat all? Do they bring them to their work or make edible gifts? Do they sell them? Do they have a personal Santa in their household, and they feed him? Do they throw them out after taking pictures? I need the answers!
Not precisely, though as the Brie Lingonberry Jam Crostini are both sweet and savory.
Brie Lingonberry Jam Crostini
In fact, I need to share the credit as two people inspired me. First Marissa shared the recipe for Brie Crostini with Cherry Preserves and then Katherine posted the idea of brie baked with cranberries. Since I was thinking of some festive appetizers, that was the win-win.
I immediately thought of crostini with brie or camembert, nuts, rosemary, and cranberry jam. It’s hard to find cranberry preserves, so I headed to Ikea food department. Turned out they Ikea doesn’t produce cranberry jam, thus I ended up buying a few jars of lingonberry jam.
If you’re not living in Northern Europe, especially the Scandinavian countries, you might not be quite familiar with lingonberries. They are similar to cranberries but not as tart. Combines with brie, walnuts, and rosemary, this is a divine combo!
Wait. You might wonder why did I need more than one jar of this jam? Well, what can I say? Stay tuned!
And while waiting for my other ideas, please make these Brie Lingonberry Jam Crostini, and make this season full of joy!
- 6-8 baguette slices*
- 5-6 tbsp. lingonberry jam
- 1/4 cup pecans, roughly chopped
- about 125-150 gr brie, thickly sliced
- fresh rosemary
- Place the baguette in a skillet and toast for a few minutes each side. *If you feel fancy, you can make round crostini by using a round cooker cutter.
- Place the brie slices over the baguette. Place some jam, walnuts, and rosemary over the cheese.
- Preheat oven (option "grill") and place the crostini for 1-3 minutes or until the cheese has started to melt (Keep an eye on them as the nuts might burn).