Have you tried crispy prosciutto yet? I have decided that crispy prosciutto is even better than bacon and I have been serving it to my friends who have been impressed by it. It tastes like bacon, but the consistency is thinner and crispier. Most recently, I used crispy prosciutto to prepare a very simple appetizer by topping thin artisan crackers with brie, jam, and crispy prosciutto. It was full of fall flavor, thanks to the fig and pear jams paired with the prosciutto.
I used jam made by a company from Madison called Quince & Apple. They make small batch preserves with unique flavors. For this appetizer I used both the Pear with Honey and Ginger and the Fig with Black Tea preserves. The slightly sweet preserves have a rich flavor, and go well with the creamy brie and crispy prosciutto. I served the brie, jam, and crispy prosciutto on crackers at room temperature, but you could also put them in the oven for a few minutes until the brie melts.
This is the type of recipe that you could easily bring to a party. Instead of slicing the brie and assembling individual crackers, you could pile the jam and crispy prosciutto on top of a wedge of brie and let people assemble their own.
- Jam (I used Quince & Apples Pear with Honey and Ginger, and Fig with Black Tea)
- Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Arrange the prosciutto in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake the prosciutto for 12-15 minutes until crisp. Remove from the oven, blot with a paper towel, and let cool.
- Slice the brie, arrange it on the crackers, and then spoon jam over the brie.
- Crumble the prosciutto, and sprinkle some of the crumbled prosciutto over the jam.
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