Apple and Brie Wrapped in Prosciutto

Crisp Gala apples with creamy brie cheese is a classic combination. When you wrap them in prosciutto and drizzle on a little balsamic glaze, it takes the appetizer to a new level. Warm them up under a broiler just until the cheese starts to melt for a delightful contrast in textures. This simple appetizer is sure to be a huge hit at your next cocktail party.

INGREDIENTS

    • Half of a lemon
    • 2 medium Gala apples, cut into thick slices
    • 3 ounces of prosciutto
    • 4-6 ounce wheel of brie cheese, sliced into 2 inch pieces
    • Balsamic glaze, store bought
    • 6-8 sprigs of rosemary, preferable the woody stems (or toothpicks)

METHOD

    1. Preheat the broiler on high.
    2. Squeeze the juice of the lemon half into a bowl of cold water. Add the slices of apple, as you cut them, to the water until you are ready to assemble.
    3. Place a piece of cheese on top of a slice of apple; wrap a piece of prosciutto around the set on a sheet pan. Repeat with remaining apple and cheese slices.
    4. Place sheet pan under the broiler and broil for 5-8 minutes, until the cheese is softened and the prosciutto is beginning to brown. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
    5. Push rosemary stems through the apple and cheese bundles, place on a serving platter and drizzle lightly with balsamic glaze. Serve immediately.

 


Recipe created by: Meg Raines