Apple & Brie Crostini with Hot Honey

Incredible apple and brie crostini with prosciutto, fresh arugula and a drizzle of homemade hot honey. These easy brie crostini are the perfect combination of sweet, savory and spicy. A wonderful appetizer for the holidays!

Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
32 mins

If you’re looking for the perfect fall appetizer that just about anyone will love, then look no further — your girl made you apple and brie crostinis layered with prosciutto, zippy arugula, black pepper and a drizzle of my new favorite thing on earth: HOT HONEY.

This crostini was inspired by one of my favorite coffee shops here in Chicago, who also happens to make ridiculously good cookies, and now sandwiches. I decided to take their new sandwich and transform it into an easy to make crostini that will blow ya mind. Plus they only take about 15 minutes to throw together!

apple and brie crostini with prosciutto and arugula on parchment paper

Apple & brie crostini ingredients

You’ll only need a handful of ingredients to make these delicious, easy apple and brie crostini. The hot honey truly makes them out of this world delicious, so don’t skip it! Here’s what you need:

  • French baguette: the base of the crostini that will hold up all of the yummy toppings and gets nice and toasted.
  • Brie cheese: we’re using gooey and delicious brie in this recipe because the flavor pairs perfectly with the apple, prosciutto and honey.
  • Apple: I like to use a honeycrisp or granny smith apple for a nice juicy crunch.
  • Prosciutto: love the sweet and savory combo these crostini have thanks to prosciutto. Bacon would also be amazing!
  • Arugula: for a bit of zippy peppery freshness and to make the crostini extra pretty.

What is hot honey?

Hot honey is exactly what it sounds like: spicy honey! My version just requires honey and a little of your favorite hot sauce or a pinch of cayenne pepper to make the hot honey. Then you’ll get it warm and drizzle it on these crostini. SO GOOD.

Trust me you’re going to want to put this hot honey on everything — from sandwiches to your morning avocado toast.

apple & brie crostini with hot honey on parchment paper

How to make apple and brie crostini

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and place baguette slices on top. If you can’t fit them all, you’ll need to use two baking sheets.
  2. Add slices of brie cheese to each crostini and bake for 7-9 minutes or until the cheese is nice and melted. Top with an apple slice, a piece of prosciutto and a few pieces of arugula.
  3. Make the hot honey: add honey and hot sauce to a small bowl, microwave for 10-15 seconds. Drizzle honey over the crostini. Serve immediately. Makes approximately 20-24 crostini.

brie and apple crostini with prosciutto and arugula

Customize these apple & brie crostini

  • If you’re not a fan of brie, feel free to use fontina, havarti or gruyere.
  • Feel free to mix up your fruit and try pear slices, fresh figs or pomegranate seeds, or even your favorite jam.
  • If you’re vegetarian, simply leave off the prosciutto.

apple and brie crostini with hot honey on parchment paper

How to prep crostini ahead of time

I wouldn’t recommend fully making the crostini ahead of time, but you can slice your baguette and brie slices a day or two ahead so that they’re a breeze to assemble!

easy apple and brie crostini with prosciutto and arugula on a plate

How to store apple and brie crostini

These easy apple and brie crostini are really best when enjoyed the day-of (and especially warm), but if you have any leftover feel free to store them in the refrigerator. Feel free to enjoy any leftovers cold, at room temp, or re-warmed in the oven.

simple apple and brie crostini with prosciutto on a plate

More appetizers & sides for the holidays

Check out all of my Thanksgiving recipes here, plus more ideas for appetizers & sides:

Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy BBQ Cranberry Turkey Meatballs

Bacon Wrapped Dark Chocolate & Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates

Gluten Free Cornbread Muffins

Balsamic Herb Sheet Pan Roasted Vegetables

Twice Baked Butternut Squash

Lightened Up Brown Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes (with a slow cooker option!)

The Best Homemade Healthy Green Bean Casserole

And remember, get all of my tips for hosting Thanksgiving here!

I hope you love these apple & brie crostini with hot honey! If you make it be sure to leave a comment and a rating so I know how you liked it. Enjoy, xo!

Apple & Brie Crostini with Hot Honey

apple and brie crostini with prosciutto on a plate
Course Appetizer, Holiday, Snack, Thanksgiving
Cuisine American
Keyword apple and brie crostini
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Serves 20

Incredible apple and brie crostini with prosciutto, fresh arugula and a drizzle of homemade hot honey. These easy brie crostini are the perfect combination of sweet, savory and spicy. A wonderful appetizer for the holidays!

Ingredients

  • For the crostini:
  • 1 french baguette, cut diagonally into 1/2 inch slices
  • 8 ounces brie cheese, sliced (you’ll need as many slices as crostini slices you have)
  • 1 large honeycrisp or granny smith apple, thinly sliced
  • 2 ounces prosciutto, cut into 20 pieces and rolled
  • 1 cup arugula
  • For the hot honey:
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce (or sub a pinch of cayenne pepper)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and place baguette slices on top. If you can’t fit them all, you’ll need to use two baking sheets.
  2. Add slices of brie cheese to each crostini and bake for 7-9 minutes or until the cheese is nice and melted. Top with an apple slice, a piece of prosciutto and a few leaves of arugula.
  3. Make the hot honey: add honey and hot sauce to a small bowl, microwave for 10-15 seconds. Drizzle honey over the crostini. Serve immediately. Makes approximately 20-24 crostini.

Recipe Notes

Customize these apple & brie crostini

  • If you're not a fan of brie, feel free to use fontina, havarti or gruyere.
  • Feel free to mix up your fruit and try pear slices, fresh figs or pomegranate seeds, or even your favorite jam.
  • If you're vegetarian, simply leave off the prosciutto.
Nutrition
Servings: 20 servings
Serving size: 1 crostini
Calories: 90kcal
Fat: 4g
Saturated fat: 2.3g
Carbohydrates: 10g
Fiber: 0.3g
Sugar: 3.2g
Protein: 4.2g

Recipe by: Monique Volz // Ambitious Kitchen | Photography by: Eat Love Eats

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