I first posted this brie recipe on Mommysavers.com. I was inspired by watching chef Amy Thielen, the host of Food Network’s Heartland Table and author of The New Midwestern Table. What’s great about this recipe, other than its simplicity, is that the ingredients are pretty frugal. I got my brie at ALDI for $2.99. I made a huge batch of this for a mom’s wine night last week and spent well around $5 for a huge tray of these. Plus, I had bread left over.
Maple Crostini with Brie
- 4 slices sourdough bread, sliced thinly and cut into fourths
- 1/2 C. real maple syrup (split)
- 1 stick butter (split)
- 1 round brie cheese (I get mine at ALDI)
In a frying pan, melt the maple syrup (1/4 cup) and butter (1/2 stick) over medium heat. Place half of the bread in the pan, flipping right away to get the butter/syrup mixture to saturate both sides of the bread as much as you can (you may want to lower the heat if it gets too hot so the crystalized maple sugar doesn’t burn). Continue flipping the crostini until golden brown on both sides. Place tiny wedge of brie on top. Smear a little. Serve immediately while the bread is still warm.
Substitutions: Don’t have sourdough bread? You can make it at home (recipe HERE) or use any dense white bread. Goat cheese or camembert will work for the cheese as well. I have also made this recipe with the honey goat cheese they sell at ALDI and I’d highly recommend that as well. Check that out here: Maple Crostini with Goat Cheese.