I was expecting buckets of juicy Saskatoon berries for my cooking and baking pleasure, but instead they walked through the door with an enormous supply of black currants. And that's how this Turkey Brie Crostini was born.
If you are looking for a quick (under 15 minutes), easy and unique appetizer for your next holiday potluck or party, give this festive holiday brie crostini recipe a try. This easy baked brie appetizer was a winner in the 2015 E.D. Smith Holiday Share Contest!
One year while I was working, my husband and kids went on a berry picking excursion. And since Saskatoon berry season had (sadly) already ended, I ended up an over supply of black currants. "Bring home LOTS is what you said", chirped my loving family. Yeah, but that's when I thought they were Saskatoon berry picking...
It's a good thing I love black currants too. But even for someone who loves black currants, 5 ice cream buckets is a lot to deal with!
And what do you do when you have too many black currants? Well, you make black currant jam, of course! I had never actually made jam before, so this was the best type to start with because it's so simple and you don't even have to worry about adding pectin. Fortunately, my Grandma always made it so I already knew I loved it and it had a real comfort food kind of vibe for me.
For this brie crostini recipe, you'll need:
- leftover roasted turkey or turkey deli meat
- black currant jam (see variations below)
- red chili sauce or red pepper jelly
- brie cheese
*see recipe card for quantities
Jam: But that's not necessarily how everyone feels about black currant jam (affiliate link) and it isn't always easy to find in stores, so you could substitute blueberry or blackberry if need be. However, black currant really is the ideal jam for this recipe because it's a little more tart than other jams and goes really well with savory ingredients.
Turkey: Use leftover turkey or roasted turkey deli meat!
Spicy: if you like it a little spicier, add a little extra red chili sauce (see NOTES). If you can't find, use red pepper jelly (affiliate link)
🦃Use up leftover turkey!
This turkey appetizer is a real boon during the busy holiday season because we're busy enough as it is, right? It only takes a few minutes to throw together and it's also a little different than the typical appies, yet casually elegant enough for any gathering. This is also a great recipe for using up your leftover turkey.
You can make this appetizer ahead of time, then warm them in the microwave for 20-30 seconds before serving. They can be stored in the fridge, in a airtight container, for 2 days after they are made.
These Turkey Brie Crostini are the ideal holiday party appies! So, if you are looking for easy brie recipes or easy Christmas appetizers, give this one a try!
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📋 Turkey Brie Crostini Recipe
- 6 slices leftover roasted turkey or deli meat approx. 100 g, deli meat or leftover turkey
- ½ cup black currant jam store-bought or homemade
- 3 tablespoon red chili sauce or red pepper jelly (*See recipe notes)
- ½ baguette, white or multigrain *I used multigrain
- 75 g Brie cheese (one small wheel)
- fresh herbs * I used rosemary
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees (broil).
- Cut the baguette into 12- 1” circles. Top each baguette circle with ½ slice of roasted turkey.
- Mix the jam and chili sauce together then top turkey with 1 tablespoon of black current jam /chili mixture, dividing the ingredients between all the baguettes.
- Slice Brie and put 1 slice on each bite.
- Broil for 2-3 minutes (or until cheese is melted)on 500 degrees F. Cool for 5 mins and serve
- Garnish with fresh herbs, if desired. *I used rosemary.
This is the Red Chili Sauce that I use