Crostini are a fantastic last minute appetizer. The combination of flavors is limited only by your imagination.
For these, I used really ripe runny brie cheese and the sweetest strawberries I could find. Here’s a secret: Sometimes the smallest strawberries pack the most flavor.
CROSTINI WITH BRIE & STRAWBERRIES
EVENT: Last Minute Company Dinner
YIELD: 2 Dozen
½ large seeded baguette, sliced in 1/4 – 1/3-inch slices (You should have 24 pieces.)
12 ozs ripe brie cheese or other soft runny cheese, cut into 24 pieces
1 1/3 cups sliced strawberries
Fresh black pepper
Extra virgin olive oil
1. Place a rack in upper third of oven and preheat to broil.
2. Arrange baguette slices on sheets and broil approximately 1 ½ – 2 minutes. (For this recipe, I only broil one side.)
3. Transfer to rack.
4. Placing the toasted side down, top each crostino with brie cheese and sliced strawberries.
5. Top each with freshly ground black pepper, fresh basil and drizzle of olive oil.