These brie toasts with prosciutto and fig jam are simple, festive, and the perfect savory appetizer for a party or holiday!
Before a holiday meal our mom often serves something that's quick to put together and not too filling like crostini or mini puff pastry bites. These brie toasts are a perfect example of an easy hors d'oeuvres that would be perfect to pass around on a holiday, during a party, or for book club!
Also, fig jam is the absolute best accompaniment to meats and cheeses! If you've tried it before then you know it is slightly sweet, but pairs so well with savory ingredients. With the tried and true trio of brie, prosciutto, and fig jam, these toasts basically taste like a mini cheese board in every bite.
If you're looking for another appetizer idea, be sure to try our Whipped Ricotta Dip with Honey, or if you're looking for another prosciutto recipe check out our Havarti Grilled Cheese with Balsamic Peaches and Prosciutto.
Why You'll Love these Brie Toasts
They're so simple. With no cooking required other than briefly toasting the bread, (and melting the brie if you like), these are ready in just 20 minutes.
They're savory with just the right amount of sweetness. With some bread and salty prosciutto, these savory bite-sized snacks will make everyone extra excited for the main dish, or if you're just having these, they're sure to satisfy all cravings.
A perfect not-too-filling appetizer. These basically bite-sized appetizers are so delicious, but not overly filling! You can also have as many as you like depending on what else you're having with them.
Ingredients for these Brie Toasts
Another reason I think these toasts with prosciutto and fig jam are the perfect appetizer is they only require a handful of ingredients. Also, because they are small, you don't need large quantities of any of the ingredients.
- Baguette - For these I like to use a french baguette, and I try to find one that isn't super skinny.
- Olive oil - For brushing the bread with before toasting to ensure each slice is perfectly golden.
- Fig jam - Key in this recipe! I can usually find this in most grocery stores, and if you've never tried it, it is sweet but goes so well with savory ingredients.
- Brie - You can buy any shaped brie you can find, and in this recipe I leave the rind on.
- Prosciutto - Makes for a great topping which also pairs so well with the fig jam and brie.
- Figs - If you can't find these or they are expensive the toasts will still be delicious without them.
- Thyme - A sprinkle on top adds some green and also extra flavor.
See recipe card below for quantities.
Step by Step Instructions
These brie toasts are easy and ready in just 20 minutes.
STEP 1: Slice and toast the baguette slices. Slice the baguette into ½-inch thick slices. In a small bowl, combine olive oil with some salt and pepper. Brush each slice of bread with olive oil, then briefly toast in toaster oven or under the broiler in the oven until just golden.
STEP 2: Add on the fig jam and brie, and melt brie if desired. Spread fig jam on each toast, then top with a slice of brie. If desired, pop the toasts back in the toaster oven or under the broiler for about 1-2 minutes until brie is melty.
STEP 3: Top with prosciutto. If you melted the brie, once the toasts have been removed from the toaster or oven, top them each with 1 slice of prosciutto, folding it on to itself so that it fits on the baguette slice.
STEP 4: Finish with toppings. Top each with 1-2 fresh fig quarters, a sprinkle of thyme, additional black pepper, and enjoy!
Tips for Making these Brie Toasts
- I like to slice the baguette into about ½-inch thick slices, as I personally think they taste best when they're not too thin and crispy.
- If you plan to melt the brie, evenly spread the fig jam over the top of each slice of bread so it acts as a barrier from the bread getting overly toasted.
- Speaking of melting the brie, I think the extra step of melting the brie makes them extra delicious, but if you like unmelted brie best then they will still be really good.
Do I need to toast the bread at all?
You don't have to if you don't have space in your toaster or oven (or aren't around one). I just find the crunch from toasting the bread is a great textural difference to the melty brie and prosciutto.
Can I use a different type of cheese other than brie?
If you don't like brie, slices of mild cheddar or parmesan would be a great substitution.
Can I skip the fresh figs?
Definitely! Fresh figs are sometimes hard to find or expensive, and the fig jam is still packed with flavor, so the figs are definitely optional. I love how they make these toasts look slightly fancier but they aren't necessary.
Storing and Freezing
These toasts are best served right away, as the toasted bread will get chewy over time.
I don't recommend refrigerating or freezing these.
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Brie Toasts with Prosciutto and Fig Jam
- 1 baguette french
- 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
- kosher salt
- black pepper
- 8 ounces fig jam
- 10 ounces brie sliced into 2-inch long rectangles
- 10 ounces prosciutto thinly sliced
- 10 figs quartered
- thyme fresh
Slice the baguette into ½-inch thick slices. In a small bowl, combine olive oil with some salt and pepper. Brush each slice of bread with olive oil, then briefly toast in toaster oven or under the broiler in the oven until just golden.1 baguette, 1-2 tablespoons olive oil, kosher salt, black pepper
Spread fig jam on each toast, then top with a slice of brie. If desired, pop the toasts back in the toaster oven or under the broiler for about 1-2 minutes until brie is melty.8 ounces fig jam, 10 ounces brie
If you melted the brie, once the toasts have been removed from the toaster or oven, top them each with 1 slice of prosciutto, folding it on to itself so that it fits on the baguette slice.10 ounces prosciutto
Top each with 1-2 fresh fig quarters, a sprinkle of thyme, additional black pepper, and enjoy!10 figs, thyme