Elegant and simple, fig, prosciutto & brie cracker bites are the perfect appetizer for entertaining or a special afternoon snack. Just four delicious ingredients and next to no prep time!
One of my very favorite sandwiches comes from a little wine bar here in Arizona. They have a great wine selection (obviously), but also lots of delicious sandwiches, salads, and to-die-for bruschetta boards.
I always get their sandwich that comes with fig jam, prosciutto, and brie. I love the perfect balance of a sweet and salty entree, and I will choose it almost every time.
Now that summer is officially in full swing, we’re spending lots of time grilling, and I have already eaten my weight in grilled corn and zucchini. We’ve already enjoyed many nights of entertaining outdoors while sipping crisp cocktails by the pool.
As I put my menu together, sometimes I have a hard time deciding what to put out for appetizers. I love creating fresh and flavorful side dishes to accompany the main event on the grill, and I of course can’t resist the opportunity to bake up a special dessert. But I struggle a little when it comes to appetizers and hors d’oeuvres.
These Fig, Prosciutto & Brie Cracker Bites
- Come together in minutes
- Offer an elegant presentation
- Won’t break the bank
- Taste divine
The flavor-packed nut thin crackers provide the perfect base for this appetizer – crisp and crunchy with the perfect salty bite. They’re wonderful on they’re on, and even better all dressed up!
How to Make Fig, Prosciutto & Brie Cracker Bites
- Lay your crackers out in an even layer. Use Blue Diamond Nut Thins for best results.
- Layer each cracker with a thick spread of fig jam. Use your favorite, or make your own. Don’t go too light here – you want plenty of sweet, syrupy fig flavor.
- Add a small wedge of brie. You want about a 1” piece so the brie is perfectly nestled inside your cracker, not overlapping the sides. Cut nice, thick pieces for an ultra-creamy bite.
- Top with loosely-rolled prosciutto. One 2” piece will do it, but if you really love prosciutto, feel free to sneak in an extra piece.
It only took a few minutes to spread on some fig jam (I used a balsamic fig jam, and it was an excellent life choice), add a thin slice of creamy brie, and top it off with a beautiful slice of rolled-up prosciutto.
With the mix of sweet and salty flavors, crunchy and velvety textures, and perfect simplicity, these little bites will easily become the hit at all your gatherings!
- Assemble by spreading fig jam onto crackers, then top with brie and prosciutto. Serve.
This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond. All opinions are my own.