Asparagus, Brie & Ham Crostini #SundaySupper

Asparagus Brie Ham Crostini

We love these wonderful Asparagus Brie & Ham Crostini and you will too.

Spring has arrived… somewhat. Two days ago I was standing at a funeral, shivering and wrapped in a blanket with layers, and yesterday I was in shorts and a t-shirt and actually felt hot all day long. Now, today I am in sweats and socks and we’re expecting a huge snow storm. I am not even sure how this happens, but thus is the joy of living in St. Louis in the Spring. We are expected to have an accumulation of 6-11″ so we will see what happens. I cannot believe it was so warm yesterday and this is what today will bring.

At any rate, what I love about Spring (and Easter) are the beautiful, soft colors associated with the time of year. When I’m preparing a meal for Easter, I try to keep the palette soft but Spring like. We started making these Asparagus, Brie and Ham Crostini’s a few years back for Easter and they have become somewhat of a tradition. They fit the color palette, everyone loves them and they are just the perfect little Spring appetizer.

The kids are not fond of brie cheese, though I don’t get why since it’s my favorite cheese in the world and they should like it just because I do. *smile* We usually make the crostini’s with half brie cheese and then the other half of them with Mozzarella. So you can of course, do whatever you prefer. Either way they are delish!

This week’s #SundaySupper recipes are for Easter and Passover and there is quite the line up of wonderfully delicious recipes to make and share with your family and friends. Be sure and check out the other recipes below.

Asparagus Brie Ham Crostini

Asparagus, Brie & Ham Crostini
 
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Tender Asparagus under delicious, flavorful deli ham, wrapped in melted brie. All sitting atop a toasted piece of french baguette. Delicious!
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Serves: 12 slices
Ingredients
  • French Bread Baguette, sliced into ½” slices
  • Fresh asparagus spears, cut into 2″ pieces
  • Thinly sliced deli ham cut into strips
  • Brie cheese, cut into ¼” slices
  • Olive oil
Instructions
  1. On a pan, place the asparagus pieces and drizzle them with olive oil. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper and toss to coat. Bake at 425 degrees for about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  2. Brush each of your baguette slices with a little olive oil. If you want them really toasted, broil them for about 2 minutes on each side.
  3. If not, simple stack the asparagus spears on top of the bread. Then add the ham and then top with the cheese.
  4. Put in the oven and broil for about 3 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  5. Remove and serve.

 

 

I did want to take a moment if you made it this far in my post, to thank those of you who stopped by my blog  or my facebook page over the past few days to offer your condolences over our loss. We so thank you all for your prayers, your thoughts and your wonderful words. This has been a hard few days, but I’m ready to face the healing process. Saying “goodbye for now” is just not that easy, but  know God’s got this… and that’s enough for me.

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Comments

  1. says

    The soft Spring palette is perfect for Easter…Great idea, too, about accommodating kidlets with mozzarella…Thank you for sharing this recipe, Nicole.

    Praying that this season brings you healing and peace <3

  2. says

    Ah don’t worry the kids will love it once they grow up a bit. I didn’t like it either as a kid but then later on I started to miss it in Asia. Wish I could have all your crostini now.

    I am very sorry to hear about your loss. He was young… I hope you are slowly feeling better though. =I

  3. says

    I’m sure your kids will develop the taste for brie. I don’t know how anyone could not love such a wonderful cheese. And I could take a platter of your crostini. It’s perfect for Easter and spring.

  4. says

    I just licked my screen—WOW these are beautiful and the flavor combination is something I would LOVE! I hope Spring is coming to MD soon, I could use some warmer weather right about now. Have a Happe Easter.

  5. says

    Yeah, my kids haven’t developed the palates for Brie yet…but I’m sure they’d gobble up the mozz version! Your crostini look perfect for Easter!

  6. Diana @GourmetDrizzles says

    The PERFECT combination of flavors… and so pretty!

    So sorry to read about your loss. Sending many prayers your way.

  7. says

    Oh my goodness I wouldn’t know what to do with myself if my daughter didn’t like brie. Hubby loves very stinky cheeses so we often have them in the house so I guess she is just use to it. These crostinis would seriously hit the spot for me right now.

  8. says

    Once again, dearest Nicole, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of a good friend and beloved father, husband and son. I’ve been thinking about you a lot, hoping that you’ve been taking comfort in your friends and family.

    As for these crostinis – every element is amazing. Together, this dish is perfection! I used to be a fool and didn’t like Brie cheese either. Now, I love it! It’s like butter in cheese form. Sending you hugs and well wishes!

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