Crostini is one of the easiest things you can make in your kitchen and the sky’s the limit in terms of what you top them with. The word literally means “little toasts” and it doesn’t get much more complicated than a slather of butter and a short journey in the oven.
Roasted Balsamic Cranberry and Brie Crostini
Total Time: 25 minutes Yields: 12 Crostini
- 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- ½ a french baguette, sliced thin
- 12 ounces fresh cranberries
- 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 Tablespoon rosemary
- 4 ounces triple cream Brie
Step #1: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a small bowl, whisk together the butter and olive oil. Brush both sides of the baguette slices with mixture. The line on a baking sheet and set aside.
Step #2: In another small bowl, stir together the cranberries, balsamic vinegar, sugar, and rosemary. Spread these out on a rimmed baking sheet. (They get sticky, so to avoid scrubbing, line the pan with parchment paper).
Step #3: Place the cranberries in the oven. Roast for five minutes, then add the tray of baguette slices to the oven. Roast for an additional 6 minutes then remove the baguette slices, flip them over, and return to the oven for another 4-6 minutes (or until crispy and golden).
At this point, the cranberries should be popped open with juices running out. Remove both the cranberries and baguette slices from the oven.
Step #4: Top each baguette with a slice of Brie and a spoonful of cranberries. Garnish with thyme if desired.