Feed Your Body Friday: Sweet Honey, Brie & Basil Appetizers
Whether it’s a get together with family or friends, here’s a recipe that’s easy and quick to make and is sure to please everyone. Best of all, these appetizer bites only take 10 minutes of prep work and 10 minutes of cooking.
For these bites, my cheese of choice is brie, a type of cheese that offers a creamy soft dough and a pronounced flavor of milk and hazelnuts. You, however, can choose any soft cheese that you want for these appetizers.
The other main ingredient in these appetizer bites is honey, a sweet substance made by bees using the nectar of flowers. Composed of more than 80% carbohydrates, these little bites are rich in pure energy. In fact, there are two main sugars working together here: fructose and glucose, simple sugars that require no digestion before absorption and are easily and directly absorbed by the body.
The best thing about honey is that it contains the same amount of sugar or calories as other sweetening agents like brown sugar or maple syrup, but due to its stronger sweetening power, you don’t need to use as much as you would with other sweeteners. Also, because it has a lower glycemic index, it remains a better choice for people with diabetes.
Give these sweet, cheesy, healthy appies a try! And make sure you grab a handful if you’re serving these at a function; their freshness, sweetness, and crunchy texture will make them disappear in a heartbeat!
Honey, Brie & Basil Appetizers
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 15 bites
- 15 crackers (choose the one you prefer)
- 1/4 cup pine nuts, chopped
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 2 tsp. lemon juice
- Brie cheese, cut into 12 cubes
- Fresh basil, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Place crackers on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Cut the cheese into small cubes and place on crackers.
- Add honey and pine nuts on top of the cheese.
- Place in the oven and cook for 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven, garnish with basil and serve.
The start of a lovely evening begins by tickling the appetite with a few appetizer bites and a good cocktail or two. Complete the meal by serving the perfect glass of rosé!
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