Crostini with Brie, Coppa and Raspberry – Easy and Elegant

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20 minutes
24 crostini

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Indulge in the perfect balance of creamy brie, tangy raspberry preserves, and crisp baguette with my Crostini with Brie, Coppa and Raspberry. These elegant handhelds, both sweet and savory, are a perfect party appetizer, ideal for serving a quick holiday crowd. Plus, melted brie cheese pairs wonderfully with a wide variety of wines!

A single crostini appetizer piled high with brie and coppa ham.

Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be a magician? With this holiday brie crostini recipe, you’ll quickly be whipping up kitchen magic by way of a stunning appetizer! This quick and easy appetizer will make you the star of any party, even if your cooking skills are more “abracadabra” than “voilà!” It’s as elevated as its fancy cousin, baked brie in puff pastry, but with half the hassle and prep time. This easy recipe is fabulous any time of the year but makes for especially elegant party appetizers during the Holidays!

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Did you know that crostini means “little toasts” in Italian? Originating in the 15th century, these delightful recipes have graced tables for centuries! If you find these crostini appealing, you might also want to consider pairing them with my Roasted Tomato Whipped Feta Crostini, Prosciutto Crostini with Ricotta And Brussels Sprouts, Steak Tartines with Red Peppers and Horseradish Cream, Asparagus Puff Pastry with Boursin, or Ricotta Crostini with Peaches and Prosciutto!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe!

·         Unforgettable Flavor Fusion – The creamy brie cheese melting over warm, toasted baguette slices, topped with zesty raspberry preserves, creates a symphony of flavors.
·         Effortlessly Elegant – Despite its simple preparation, this appetizer is elegant and perfect for any holiday or cocktail party.
·         Adaptable and Versatile – Swap out raspberry preserves for orange marmalade, apricot jam, or even fig jam to tailor this dish to your taste buds!


Ingredients for Brie Coppa Raspberry Crostini

With just a few basic ingredients, you can prepare a generous amount of these little appetizers.

All the ingredients necessary to make Crostini with Brie Coppa and Raspberry laid out on a countertop.
  • Baguette or Other Crusty Bread – Choose a fresh, crusty French baguette for the best texture. 
  • Brie – A creamy, melty brie cheese is ideal. 
  • Coppa – Coppa is a wonderfully flavorful Italian cured ham known for its rich, savory, and oftentimes smoky taste, adding a delightful depth to any dish it accompanies.
  • Rosemary – Fresh rosemary leaves add a fragrant touch. 
  • Raspberry Jam – Opt for seedless preserves for a smoother texture. 

Optional

  • Fresh raspberries, paper-thin slices of pear – or other small fresh fruit for garnish. If you’re a true fan of everything raspberry, my Chocolate Ganache and Raspberry Tart is a must consider!
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See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.

Substitutions and Variations

  • For even less prep, purchase phyllo cups (mini phyllo shells) and warm brie and other ingredients into tiny brie appetizer bites.
  • Buttery Puff Pastry cut into 3-inch squares can also act as a base but will yield softer brie bites and, therefore, should not be loaded with too many toppings.
  • For a different cheese option close to Brie, try Camembert.
  • Instead of raspberry brie, experiment with different jams like orange marmalade, strawberry jam, apricot jam, or fig jam. And a reader gave two thumbs up to using my method for Sweet, Sticky, Spicy Bourbon Glaze in lieu of jam to applause!
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This recipe has not been tested with other substitutions or variations. If you replace or add any ingredients, please let us know how it turned out in the comments below!

Can Crostini Be Made Ahead?

Yes! Prepare components in advance and assemble just before serving.

Step By Step Instructions

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Tip: Oil Sparingly

Too much oil can make the bread soggy. Lightly coat for a golden brown finish.


Steps for making crostini appetizers, including slicing coppa, brie cheese, and rosemary.

Prep Each Component

Step 1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil and set aside. Begin by cutting the coppa in half or even in thirds if you prefer smaller ribbons on the finished crostini. (Image 1)

Step 2. Next, cut a wheel of brie in half, then each half in half. From here, slice thin strips. (Image 2)

Step 3. Slice the baguette into ½ inch rounds. Alternatively, use a favorite crusty bread which your eaters resonate with. If it comes pre-sliced, simply cut the big slices in half. (Image 3)

Step 4. Chop half of the rosemary leaves. Reserve some whole leaves for garnishing at the end. (Image 4)

The steps of oiling and toasting crusty bread slices to assemble crostini appetizers with raspberry and brie.

Assemble Each Crostini

Step 5. Brush each side of each baguette slice with olive oil and bake for 3 minutes per side before removing from the oven. Once baked, the bread rounds will be slightly golden. (Image 5)

Step 6. In a saucepan, warm ½ cup raspberry preserves with juice of 1 fresh lemon. Whisk until smooth, then set aside to cool slightly. (Image 6)

Step 7. Switch your oven to broil. Place brie on the tops of the half-baked bread, then give all the crostini a drizzle of raspberry sauce. Remember to go light. You can always add more, but you cannot take away. (Image 7)

Step 8. Sprinkle the chopped rosemary over the crostini. Add a ribbon or two of coppa to each. Bunch it up so it appears ribbon-like when it emerges from the oven. (Image 8)

Baking crostini with brie and coppa ham and the finished appetizer presented on a rustic surface.

Bake and Garnish

Step 9. Broil for 3-4 minutes until the jam and brie are bubbly and the coppa is golden brown. Allow to cool for 10 minutes. (Image 9)

Step 10. Garnish with whole rosemary leaves or, for a more festive and formal look, fresh raspberries. (Image 10)

How to Serve Crostini with Brie, Coppa, and Raspberry

Serving Temperature

  • These bites are best enjoyed at room temperature for optimal flavor.

Presentation

  • Serve on an elegant platter for added visual appeal.

Wine Pairings

  • A light and fruity Pinot Noir or a crisp Sauvignon Blanc would beautifully complement the creamy brie and sweet raspberry flavors.

Beer Pairings

  • Any Belgian-style Saison or a smooth Amber Ale would balance the coppa’s and brie’s richness.

Jenny’s Recipe Pro Tips

  • Keep an eye on the oven during broiling to avoid burning.
  • Cut the baguette slices evenly to ensure uniform cooking.
  • Start with less preserves and add more to taste.
  • Cover the bread slices completely with brie for a melt-in-your-mouth experience.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use a different type of bread instead of a baguette?

Yes, you can substitute the baguette with other types of crusty bread like ciabatta or sourdough. Just ensure the bread slices are sturdy enough to hold the toppings.

How can I make this crostini appetizer gluten-free?

To make this appetizer gluten-free, use a gluten-free baguette or bread. Also, ensure that the other ingredients, like the coppa and raspberry preserves, are certified gluten-free.

How do I store leftover raspberry brie crostini?

Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate.

More Party Ready Appetizers!

Crostini piled high with brie and coppa ham and fresh rosemary.

Crostini with Brie, Coppa and Raspberry – Easy and Elegant

Jenny DeRemer
Indulge in the perfect balance of creamy brie, tangy raspberry preserves, and crisp baguette with our Raspberry Brie Crostini. Quick, easy, and irresistibly delicious, these bites are the ideal appetizer for any occasion!
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Servings: 24 crostini
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 24 crostini
Calories 58 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 large Baguette 24 inches or longer
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 4-inch Wheel Brie halved then each half cut into ¼ inch thin slices
  • 1/4 pound Coppa (capicola) each slice halved
  • 1/2 cup rosemary leaves fresh; loosely packed
  • 1 jar seedless raspberry jam
  • lemon juice from 1 fresh, whole lemon
  • fresh raspberries optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment or foil and set aside. Slice coppa in half or in thirds. Separate the thin strands. Slice brie into 1/4-inch strips.
  • Slice the baguette or other crusty bread slices into ½ inch rounds or half-slices. Brush both sides of each slice LIGHTLY with olive oil. Bake 3 minutes per side. Remove from oven.
  • In a saucepan, warm ½ cup raspberry preserves with juice of 1 fresh lemon. Whisk until smooth, then set aside to cool slightly.
  • Switch your oven to broil. Place a strip or two of brie atop each crostini. Drizzle LIGHTLY with the raspberry sauce. Sprinkle with chopped rosemary. Now add a strand or two of coppa to each crostini, bunching them so they appear ribbon-like when emerging from the oven.
  • Broil for 3-4 minutes until the jam and brie are bubbly and the coppa is golden brown. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with whole rosemary leaves or fresh raspberries. Serve at room temperature.

Notes

Serving Suggestion: Crostini are best enjoyed at room temperature for optimal flavor. Exploit the visual appeal of these little appetizers by serving on an elegant platter or rustic bread board.
Make Ahead: Prepare components in advance and assemble and bake just before serving.

The nutrition value can vary depending on what product(s) you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use a calorie counter you are familiar with.

Please note that table salt and iodized salt are NOT substitutions for Kosher salt. Do not deviate unless otherwise specified.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 58kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 108mgPotassium: 6mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 16IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 0.3mg
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4 Comments

    1. Rachel, thank you SO MUCH! If you tackle this recipe, please let me know how you liked it. People cooking the recipes means so much! Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

    1. Thanks Monika! I am thinking I can cook for you for your next swank party if you will agree to help me shop for some trendy looks! I am hopeless….lol.