Fig, Brie, and Prosciutto Bruschetta
I hosted a game night/potluck at my place a few weeks ago. Unfortunately the afternoon prior was filled with the stress of running to auditions and then miserably failing them because I was out of breath from running—so I didn't have much time to do any real cooking (I was also not in a good mood afterwards to put any love into my food). So I picked up some baguettes, prosciutto, brie, and fig butter from Trader Joe's and threw this bruschetta together. Luckily, they turned out tasty and fancy in the end despite me making minimal effort.
Topped with arugula, a splash of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, this is a perfect bite to accompany a glass of wine and board games on a cozy Saturday night in. It's sort of upscale/grown-up version of those Totino's Pizza Rolls or Bagel Bites, wouldn't you think? Although... because they require such minimal effort, I wouldn't say they're completely grown up (kind of like me :P).
I apologize for my eyeballing of ingredients and the fact that I'm not providing exact amounts for each item. My suggestion is just to try and balance the amount of bread you have with the amount of toppings you have. Since we're cooking and not baking, I'll let myself off the hook :)
- Stick of French Baguette, Italian, or Sourdough Bread
- Trader Joe's Fig Butter (or, actual figs if you're feeling really grown up!)
- Black Pepper
- Balsamic Vingar
- Olive Oil
1. Pre-heat the oven to 375˚F (190 ˚C)
2. Cut the bread into half inch pieces and arrange them on a greased sheet pan. Place a thin slice of prosciutto on each slice of bread and toast in the oven for 5-10 minutes
3. Once the bread and prosciutto have finished toasting, set aside to cool and slice the brie into inch-wide pieces
4. Arrange the brie on top of the prosciutto and spread fig butter/jam on top
5. Add a few sprigs of arugula on top and lightly drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar
6. Top it off with some freshly ground pepper (I avoided adding any additional salt since the prosciutto is quite salty already)
Enjoy! This is easy peasy and is 20392429243 times fancier than Bagel Bites. Time to impress your friends with little to no effort ;)