Friday, October 18

Pumpkin and Cranberry Crostinis with Maple and Brie

A fancy yet simple appetizer to serve at your holiday get together. Crispy crostinis topped with creamy brie, maple spiced pumpkin, and cranberry chutney.

I have had kind of a crazy long day, and I have no words to share with you all. Nothing about Friday Night Lights. No crazy rants about life and nothing cute or funny. So I give you food!

Toasted slices of baguette topped with  brie, a spiced maple pumpkin mixture and topped off with my favorite cranberry chutney.

Pumpkin and Cranberry Crostinis With Maple and  Brie


Thin slices of a french baguette
olive oil for toasting
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 tbs maple syrup
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup Crème de Brie
1/2 cup of your favorite cranberry chutney
Rosemary sprigs for garnish


Place slices of baguette on a baking sheet. Lightly brush both sides with olive oil. Bake at 400 degrees for 5 minutes and flip. Bake for a couple more minutes or until they are golden and dry.

In a small bowl mix pumpkin puree with maple and cinnamon. Set aside.

Spread a thin layer of brie over the top of each crostini, top with the pumpkin mixture and then dollop with a bit of chutney. If you are not a fan of the sweet/savory of the chutney you can certainly substitute it for cranberry sauce.

Garnish with rosemary.



  1. Carrie, I love the simplicity of this! It's so smart to plan some appy's like this when you have a holiday gathering. They look super festive and yummy :)

    1. It's so easy yet pretty! I can't wait to serve them on Thanksgiving.

  2. Sometimes we don't need words, especially when the pictures are this good. Remember, a picture speaks a thousand words so really, you have plenty to say here :)

  3. Oh my, I am so in love with this appetizer :) the perfect flavors together!!

  4. Definitely adding these to the Thanksgiving menu!!

  5. The Creme de Brie link does not work. :(

  6. What is Crème de Brie? Can I get it at the grocery store? Where do I look?