Brie and Blackberry Crostini with Cinnamon Sugared Pecans

These appetizers are a crowd pleaser! They work great when serving a few different appetizers, giving your guests a sweet and filling bite. Serve at a brunch or an evening party, or for your family as a special treat alongside a salad!
Brie & Blackberry Crostini With Cinnamon Sugared Pecans | Dishin' With Darla

You’ll want to make 2-3 per person because people will be coming back for more.

Varieties are endless and are all about what flavors you love! Change the jam, the nuts, add bacon pieces! If you do not love Brie, cream cheese works as well.

Brie and Blackberry Crostini with Cinnamon Sugared Pecans

These appetizers are a crowd pleaser! They work great when serving a few different appetizers, giving your guests a sweet and filling bite. Serve at a brunch or an evening party, or for your family as a special treat alongside a salad!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Assembly Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30 appetizers

Ingredients

  • 1-2 French bread baguettes (sliced diagonally, about ¼” thick)
  • 2 jars of very good seedless blackberry jam
  • 2 c dried craisins
  • 1 6" wheel of good brie
  • Vegetable/canola oil to grill bread
  • 3 c whole or pieces of pecans
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • 4 t allspice
  • ¼ t nutmeg
  • 1 t salt
  • ½ c sugar

Instructions

Pecans

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  • Whisk egg whites until frothy.
  • Add 1 T of water.
  • Add cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and sugar.
  • Put pecan in a bowl.
  • Drizzle on egg white mixture until pecans are coated but not drenched.
  • Spread in one layer on a parchment-lined casserole dish.
  • Cook in the oven, stirring a few times for about an hour.
  • Remove and cool on the counter out of the pan.

Crostinis

  • Paint each side of bread lightly with oil.
  • Grill in a skillet until each piece until golden brown, then cool completely.
  • Spread each piece with jam.
  • Slice brie, creating enough pieces for the amount of bread you have.
  • Top bread/jam with a piece of brie.
  • Press sugared pecans and craisins into brie.
  • Put arugula on platter
  • Arrange appetizers on top of arugula on the platter.
  • Serve and ENJOY!

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