Thursday, March 30, 2017

Herb Roasted Tomato and Brie Bruschetta

This morning, I was thinking forward to the weekend, anticipating spending time with friends and family. I like to be prepared with delicious bites whenever I am entertaining.  This bruschetta recipe is just in time for the weekend.  You'll be wanting one or two of these tasty bites as you unwind at the end of the week, kicking back with a glass of wine in hand.

This Roasted Tomato and Brie Bruschetta appetizer is perfect for tomato season when fresh, locally grown tomatoes are available in abundance.  It is also yummy made with the cherry tomatoes you can purchase just about any time of year in your grocery store.  There is no need to wait for tomato season.

A Favorite Appetizer-Roasted Tomato and Brie Bruschetta

Roasted Tomato and Brie Bruscheta
Roasted Tomato and Brie Bruschetta

Yes, you can make this recipe any time of year with whatever tomatoes you can find that look ripe and delicious.  I wouldn't wait if I were you.    While I made my roasted tomatoes with cherry tomatoes, feel free to substitute with whatever fresh tomatoes you have available.  If fresh rosemary is not your herb of choice, go ahead and substitute some fresh thyme, or even basil.  I just think the fresh rosemary makes the flavor pop.

Herb Roasted Tomato and Brie Bruschetta

The seasonings I used for the roasted tomatoes may taste excessive on their own, but I think you'll agree the amounts used are necessary to make this appetizer a wow in your mouth.  Feel free to adjust the amounts to suit your palate, but I suggest you try this recipe as written before making adjustments.  We loved these appetizers at my house!

Simple Ingredients for Tasty Bruschetta
Bruschetta Ingredients

Roasted Tomato and Brie Bruschetta

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Makes 12
  • 10 ounces cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 slices of French bread, 1/2 inch thick
  • extra virgin olive oil, to brush on the bread
  • 4 ounces Brie cheese, cut into 12 slices
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Mix the tomatoes, olive oil, rosemary, garlic, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl.

Seasoned Cherry Tomatoes
The Seasoned Tomatoes

Pour the mixture onto a baking sheet and place the sheet on the center rack of your oven.  Roast the tomatoes for 15-20 minutes, until the tomatoes have collapsed and the mixture is fragrant.  Remove from the oven to cool to room temperature.

Roasted Tomatoes
The Roasted Tomatoes

Preheat the broiler of your oven.  Brush one side of each French bread slice with extra virgin olive oil.  Place the sliced bread, oiled side up, onto a baking sheet.  Place under the broiler and toast the bread until the edges are browned and crisp, but the center is still soft.  The crunchy edges of the toasts are one of the keys to a delicious bruschetta, so don't answer the phone while the bread is toasting.  My oven took about 6 minutes to get toasted perfection.

Toasted Bread rounds for Bruschetta
Toasted Perfection
Remove the toasts from the oven and immediately top with a slice of the Brie and a small scoop of the roasted tomato mixture.   Serve immediately and enjoy with your favorite glass of wine.

Mouth Watering Roasted Tomato and Brie Bruschetta
Roasted Tomato and Brie Bruschetta
Oh, how I love these little bites and I know you will too!

Don't forget a pretty serving tray or platter for these yummy bruschetta bites. (Affiliate links below.  Thanks for shopping!)

I especially like a plain white platter for its versatility.  Add some sprigs of rosemary and your platter will look amazing!

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This olive tray sure would be a fun addition to your appetizers presentation!  Don't you love it?

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