So far I have brought my bacon jam out for breakfast, simply on toast, and for lunch in the form of a bacon jam and avocado grilled cheese sandwich with fried egg and now it was time to show it off at a party in the form of an appetizer! Ever since I made the bacon jam I had been thinking about how well bacon and tomatoes go together and I wanted to use them together in some way. With all of the flavour that the bacon jam is packing a regular old tomato might be a bit scared so I decided to fortify the tomato by roasting it and building up its flavour to match. In order to bring the bacon jam and roast tomatoes together I placed them on some bread to make crostini but there was one more guest that had yet to arrive, the cheese. Once the bacon jam had been spread out over the bread I added some brie and after a quick visit to the tanning salon, I mean under the broiler, the brie was all melted, ooey and gooey and ready to party! With the addition of a peppery arugula garnish everything was set and it promised to be a tasty party indeed!
These crostini make for great appetizers when made on small pieces of bread like sliced baguette or they make a nice light meal when made on larger slices of bread.
Bacon Jam Crostini with Melted Brie and Roasted Tomatoes
Bacon jam crostini smothered in melted brie and topped with peppery arugula and roasted tomatoes.
- 4 small tomatoes, cut in half
- 1 teaspoon oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 slices bread or baguette
- 1/4 cup bacon jam, warm
- 4 ounces brie, sliced thinly
- 1 handful arugula
- Place the tomatoes on a baking sheet with the cut side up, drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper and roast in a preheated 350F/180C oven for an hour. (Note this step can be done ahead of time.)
- Spread the bacon jam onto the bread, top with the brie and broil in the oven until the brie has melted, about 2-3 minutes.
- Top the crostini with the arugula and roast tomatoes and server warm.
Good as an appetiser, but also GREAT as a brunch dish! That looks so good!
Kathleen Richardson says
I love brie, arugula and everything else you've included in this culinary creation. Beautiful photos. When you originally made the bacon jam, I wondered about using it all and you immediately stepped up to the plate and gave us more than one idea. Well done.
Angie's Recipes says
Kevin, this looks heavenly! I need to make some bacon jam.
You've combined one magical thing with another magical thing. Awesome.
Rocky Mountain Woman says
Melted Brie and Bacon, two of my very favorite food groups…
This looks really good! Gonna have to try making the bacon jam soon…
Bacon, crostini and brie are some of my favorite things! Thanks for posting.
Oh wow, this looks so good. So many of my favorite flavors in one thing!
Mal @ The Chic Geek
Wow, had this for dinner tonight and it was so wonderful. I made the bacon jam yesterday and was really impressed, but together with brie and roasted tomatoes……just divine! Thanks so much for this recipe:)
Another amazing recipe. We love the bacon and tomato combo and these days have been enjoying it mostly in salads. Can't get enough. I'm intrigued by your bacon jam…
bams Kitchen says
This sounds so delicious. I have been reading through your recipes and I don't know which ones I want to try first as all sound great. You make some amazing things from your closet sized kitchen! Take Care, BAM
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