Savory Bruschetta is one my favorite appetizers. You can add any number of different ingredients to make bruschetta. I made four varieties for this appetizer: Brie with Fig Jam and Almonds; Roasted Red Peppers, Sundried Tomatoes, Onions and Feta Cheese; Goat Cheese with Sauteed Onions and Mushrooms; Brie with Peach Preserves and Almonds.
You want to serve these hot to taste best so don’t bake until your company starts arriving since they only take a few minutes to cook.
Serve your bruschetta on a beautiful bread board.
Savory Bruschetta Appetizers
Savory Bruschetta is one my favorite appetizers. You can add any number of different ingredients to make bruschetta. I made four variations for this appetizer: Brie with fig jam and almonds; roasted red peppers, onions and feta cheese; goat cheese, cream cheese, sauteed onions and mushrooms; Brie with peach preserves and almonds.
Brie with fig jam or peach preserves
Red Pepper, Sundried Tomatoes, Onions and Feta
Sauteed Mushrooms, Onions and Goat Cheese
Cut the baguettes in half then cut each half lengthwise so that you have four pieces per baguette.
Place the bread on a baking sheet. Add minced garlic to the olive oil then brush it on the bread. Lightly toast the bread under the broiler on a lower rack so that is doesn't get too brown. Don't over toast because you will toast this again with the toppings.
To make the Brie and Fig Bruschetta, thinly slice the Brie and add to the top of the toasted bread. Spoon the fig jam on top of the Brie and then sprinkle with almond slices. The Brie and Peach Bruschetta is made the same only with the other jam.
To make the Roasted Peppers, Sundried Tomatoes, Onions and Feta Bruschetta, slice the roasted peppers and add the chopped basil, chopped sundried tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper. Set that aside.
Saute the onions with the olive oil, salt and pepper. (NOTE: if you are making the Mushroom, Onion and Goat Cheese Bruschetta as well, then you can make the onions for both types of bruschetta at the same time.) Set this aside.
Slice the feta (or spread if you're using crumbled feta) on the toasted baguette. Top with the onions then the red pepper mix.
To make the Mushrooms, Onions and Goat Cheese Bruschetta, saute the mushrooms with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Set aside.
Saute the onions with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Set aside.
Spread the goat cheese on the toasted baguette. Top with the onions then the mushrooms.
Setting the oven rack in the middle, set the oven to broil. Bake the bruschetta, keeping a close eye on them so that they don't burn. This will only take a few minutes.
Slice the bruschetta and serve while they're hot.