Crisp, sweet apples layered with fresh basil and brie cheese, make for the perfect party bite! Wrapped in salty prosciutto for a festive presentation.
Life has been B U S Y you guys. Basically, Thanksgiving ended and we hit the ground running. Last week, Jason and I hosted a little happy hour at Casa de Crews; we provided cocktails and light bites, and asked guests to bring an item to donate for Meals on Wheels [MOW gives out these holiday bags each December for 800 recipients in Tampa] instead of a dish or bevvy. The party was a huge success and we were able to drop off four giant boxes!
But that was just the first weekend of December….we’ve got three to go. I don’t know about your December, but I need a few easy appetizer recipes in rotation this time of year. There will always be a place at the bar for my French Onion Dip, skewers, and of course Carol’s Crockpot Meatballs, but my menu always includes a few fresh veggie + fruit options too; these prosciutto wrapped Envy Apples with brie and balsamic more than fit the menu.
I go back and forth between a drizzle of raw honey, and a balsamic glaze – either work really well with these prosciutto wrapped apples, and both options are delicious! I love brie cheese anytime of year, but there’s something about brie that feels like the holidays to me.
You know I am a prepper – esp for entertaining, and using Envy apples, which are valued by chefs and home cooks alike because of their slow- to-brown quality, makes prep and presentation super easy.
I’ll be honest, I was skeptical over the claim of a “slow-to-brown quality”, so I tested one [Envy apples sent us a ton of fresh apples for this recipe] and the slices did eventually brown, ever so slightly in about an hour and a half. An hour and a half! Usually I need to toss apple slices with lemon juice to avoid browning within ten minutes of slicing. Not that you couldn’t eat browned apple slices – it’s just because oxygen hits the apple and changes the color, but for presentation this time of year, no one wants to see that, right?
Okay, so one apple will get you 12-15 slices. You can core the apple first if you want, or just cut around the core. Slices are slices in my opinion. Then you layer! A fresh basil leaf, a slice of brie, and wrap in salty, thin prosciutto. My gawd. So good. But thennnnnn, you drizzle with honey or balsamic and it’s like next level good, you guys.
I actually like to make my own balsamic glaze because it’s easy and inexpensive but also if you’re in the thick of the holiday hustle and don’t have time for that, I feel you. You can buy balsamic glaze at the grocery store too.
The recipe below will get you 12-15 slices/apple. Feel free to double or triple these prosciutto wrapped apples with brie and balsamic for all of your holiday happenings, though!
prosciutto wrapped apples with brie and balsamic
- 1 appple sliced and cored
- 1 handful fresh basil - enough for 12-15 apple slices
- 6-8 slices prosciutto - halved
- 4 ounces brie cheese - sliced about 1-inch thick
- a drizzle of balsamic glaze - or honey
- Core and slice apple into flat ½ inch slices.
- Layer with a basil leaf. and brie slice. Wrap prosciutto around each apple.
- Drizzle with balsamic or honey and serve.
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