Christmas Dinner: Christmas Crostini

28 Dec

Brie Crostini with Cranberries & Pistachios

I pulled together these super easy appetizer to snack on before we sat down for our big meal.  The dried cranberries and pistachios bring festive colors to the dish and taste great together too!

Christmas Crostini
(Brie Crostini with Cranberries & Pistachios)

Ingredients
1 crusty baguette, thinly sliced on the diagonal
1 round of brie cheese
Handful of raw, unsalted pistachios
Handful of dried cranberries (Craisins)
Orange marmalade or butter

Directions
1. Turn on your broiler to high and put rack on second to lowest rack.  Any higher and the cheese might burn!  (Note: If you don’t have a broiler setting on your oven, preheat oven to 400 degrees instead.)
2. Place sliced baguette on a cookie sheet and spread a thin layer of orange marmalade or butter on one side of each slice.  (Use orange marmalade if you want a sweeter crostini and use butter if you want a more savory crostini.)
3. Place a thin slice of brie on each the buttered side of each baguette.
4. Put the cookie tray in the oven and broil for about 4 minutes.  Check around the two minute mark to make sure the cheese isn’t burning.
5. Remove from oven and put on a serving platter.  Add a few dried cranberries and pistachios on top of each crostini.  Serve immediately.  Simple and festive!

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