Make Ahead

Fiesta Bruschetta

November 30, 2010
2 Ratings
  • Makes 12 pieces
Author Notes

No Christmas party is complete without appetizers, and this appetizer is sure to astound without hours of prepping and fretting. This colorful and delicious recipe will keep your entertaining preparation to a minimum. The ruby red pomegranite seeds along with the green rosemary sprig make for a perfect Christmas color scheme!

Impress guests this holiday season with this festive hors d’oeuvre. It can be served with drinks before a meal, or as a light starter to your main course. —MuyBueno

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup seeds from 1 large pomegranate
  • 1 French baguette
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 ounces soft-ripened brie cheese (recommended: goat brie)
  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • Rosemary sprig for garnish
  1. Break open the pomegranate under water to free the seeds. The seeds will sink to the bottom of the bowl and the rest will float to the top. Discard the white membrane and put the seeds in a separate bowl. Reserve 1 cup of the seeds and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  3. Place garlic slices in olive oil and microwave for 1 minute to infuse the olive oil with garlic. Cut the baguette into 1/2-inch slices. Brush olive oil on one side of baguette slices. Lay bread on a baking sheet and place in the preheated oven. Bake for 5 to 6 minutes. (The bread does not need to brown, just have a toast-like crust on the top surface.)
  4. Spread apricot preserves on toasted bread.
  5. Microwave brie cheese for 10-15 seconds to soften the cheese. Cut the brie in half and spoon or drizzle the cheese on the toasted bread.
  6. Place a teaspoon of pomegranate seeds on each slice.
  7. Serve while warm.
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10 Reviews

Tbird December 23, 2012
Making for a Christmas Eve party. I'm travelling (40 minute drive), so will make it home and then transport. Hope it stays warm (or maybe put in a warm oven when we arrive to give it a little boost.)
Will let you know what people say!
Merry Christmas, all...
luvcookbooks December 1, 2010
saved this, love it!! will use for new years day breakfast!!
MuyBueno December 1, 2010
Yummmm! This for breakfast sounds great right about now!!!
TheWimpyVegetarian November 30, 2010
How beautiful!! I love the simplicity and I want to use pomegranates at an upcoming party I'm doing. Thanks!!
MuyBueno November 30, 2010
Thanks!!! I love pomegranates!!! I eat them often when they are in season!
MuyBueno November 30, 2010
Thank you all for the sweet comments!
lapadia November 30, 2010
I have been wanting to do something with pomegranate this year (besides my cocktail) and this looks Fab! Thanks for sharing your idea!
monkeymom November 30, 2010
MuyBueno November 30, 2010
onetribegourmet November 30, 2010
wow, your bruschetta looks gorgeous!