Bruschetta is one of my favorite activities. Yes, it’s an activity. It was an activity when my mom and I would whip up a big batch for every summer party that ever existed. It was an activity the first time my best friends came to visit me and we had a whole bar full of DIY bruschetta ingredients. And it’s an activity now every time I had to Postino for a girl’s night bottle and board (I think we’ve talked about that before).
Bruschetta making, eating and activitying has always been the core idea of a fun girls night to me. Which is why I had to whip up the perfect sweet and savory version for a Galentine’s Day occasion (right around the corner, y’all!). I mean, I guess it would also be a really fun couple’s date if you’re into that kind of Valentine’s Day thing. I always see couples at bottle and board night, so I guess date nights like bruschetta too.
All kidding aside, there is something about this particular bruschetta that screams Valentine’s Day to me whether you’re eating it on a romantic date night in, girls night celebration or even a relaxed night with everyone’s favorite lover: Netflix. Maybe it’s because this bruschetta is more dessert than appetizer in the best way possible and Valentine’s Day screams decadent treats to me. Last year Ryan and I slammed the biggest box of Godiva chocolate I’ve ever seen in a matter of 24 hours.
This combo of fig preserves shmeared over crunchy French baguette then topped with creamy brie cheese and a crisp, juicy apple slice is all sweet and savory in that dessert kind of way that you actually don’t feel terrible about eating. There are a few different ways to prep these babies up for whatever your V-day plans are. You can assemble them and pop them on a tray, you can shmear on that fig spread followed by the slice of brie and pop ’em under the broiler to get a little melty before smooshing the apple slice on or you can place all the ingredients on a cute cheese board (like this absolutely perfect Iowa board—do you even see how perfect this is right now?!) and let guest/girlfriends/boyfriends/yourself assemble as you go.
- 1 French Baguette
- ½ cup fig preserves
- ½ mini wheel of brie
- 1 apple (any kind you want, I recommend honey crisp for ultimate sweet or granny smith for some variation)
- Optional: honey for drizzling
- Slice the baguette into one-inch slices and place on a baking sheet. Place under the broiler for about 2 minutes or until lightly toasted.
- Spread about a tablespoon of fig preserves on each slice then top with a slice of brie.
- Optional: Place the slices back under the broiler for another two minutes or until the cheese is melty.
- Top each slice with a slice of apple, add an optional drizzle of honey and serve.