Cheeses of the Manchego, Parmesan, and Brie variety – just to name a few – are some of my favorites. While I love incorporating them into new recipes, I also love finding appetizer recipes where the cheeses can truly shine. It may sound ridiculous, but sometimes there is nothing better than just enjoying the flavor of a truly wonderful, aged cheese like Parmesan.
Yesterday's appetizer focus was on a fantastic combination of Brie cheese, fig jam and wafer crackers. It's a sweet combination, but one with a great crunch of the wafer, sweet earthiness of the fig jam and creamy saltiness of the brie. Best of all, it's super simple. Here's what you need to make it.
- 1 box of wafer crackers* (I got Trader Joe's Belgium's Butter Waffle Cookies)
- 1 round of soft ripened brie
- 1 jar of fig jam (e.g. Ficoco)
That's it! If you prefer appetizers on the sweet rather than savory side, this is the way to go. The brie adds a nice touch of salt, too. It's pretty delicious.
*Note: The bridal shower hostess had smaller, round wafer cookies and I would rather use those than the crackers I bought. They were lighter, thinner and smaller and worked better for a bite-sized appetizer.