Oh appetizers, how I adore thee. Seriously.
They are like little bites of perfection. These Baked Brie Bites with Olives and Roasted Garlic are little bites of perfection, definitely, but I mean like, really appetizers in general.
Little proportioned size “snacks” almost. You know?
And there are always delicious things in appetizers. Not that you can’t have those things in other things but I don’t know what I am rambling on about. I’ve been sick, forgive me. I’m pretty sure I’m running a fever as I write this, so I’m probably a little delirious. The point is, I like appetizers. A lot.
I’m the one who will go to a restaurant and order a sampler appetizer as my meal. It’s like getting several meals in one, but not really, but kinda. Right?
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Progressive Dinner Appetizers
- Flour on My Face: Phyllo Apple Cranberry Bites
- Adventures in All Things Food: Festive Avocado Cucumber Bites
- Daily Dish Recipes: Baked Brie Bites with Olives and Roasted Garlic
Recipe for Baked Brie Bites with Olives & Roasted Garlic
Baked Brie Bites with Olives & Roasted Garlic
- 1 loaf of French or Italian bread sliced
- 1 whole garlic roasted
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 round of Brie cheese
- 1 cup Kalamata Olives pitted and chopped
- ¼ cup finely chopped herbs I used parsley but basil or oregano would be amazing!
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
- Remove the rind off the Brie by slicing as close to the edge as you can (trying to only remove the rind and not the precious cheese!). Discard the rind. Slice the brie.
- Mash up the roasted garlic cloves from the garlic and add a tablespoon of EVOO making it spreadable. We used O Olive Oil Roasted Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (but we LOVE garlic!) You can try one of the other flavors or just use regular EVOO.
- Thinly but evenly spread your garlic and olive oil over each slice of bread.
- Place the sliced bread on a pan.
- Place the slices of Brie on top of the olive oil/garlic on the bread. You can layer the sliced Brie if you want the whole bread covered in Brie. We just placed a single slice on each bread slice.
- Sprinkle the chopped Kalamata Olives over the top of the Brie slices.
- Bake at 400 degrees F for about 5 minutes or until Brie is melted (watch carefully).
- Remove from oven and transfer bread slices to a serving platter.
- Sprinkle the tops with finely chopped herbs.
- Serve immediately.