The first time I ever tried a baked brie berry bruschetta dish was about 10 years ago at the News Cafe in Miami. My friend thought it was disgusting. I thought it was life changing.

Not much has changed since then.

I try to avoid dairy products the majority of the time (as they can be difficult for our bodies to digest), but I blame the reason that my diet isn’t 100% vegan on cheese.

I love cheese.

There are some great vegan cheeses out there, but I also love real cheese. So many kinds. Mozzarella, Toscano, Goat, Gouda… the list goes on.

So when I do have my cheese fix, I generally pair it up with grilled vegetables or with fruit so I don’t feel completely guilty.

brie fruit plate

That’s where this delicious berry bruschetta comes in.

For this dish, any type of berry will do: raspberries, blueberries, blackberries or strawberries. (Or all four!)

Balsamic by itself can be a tad too bitter with the fruit, but paired with a few scoops of raw honey and it’s perfect.

For the mini-toasts, you can either cut a baguette into small slices and bake the slices into the oven for several minutes until crispy, or you can purchase a box of mini toast crisps (I used a box of Brioche toast from Trader Joe’s.)

Berry Bruschetta with Honey Balsamic
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Ingredients
  • 10 mini toast slices
  • 8 oz brie cheese
  • ¼ cup blackberries
  • ¼ cup raspberries
  • ¼ cup blueberries or sliced strawberries
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp raw honey
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place a slice of brie on each piece of toast, then top with berries.
  3. Bake in the oven for 3-5 minutes until brie has melted.
  4. While the brie bites are baking, add the balsamic and honey to a saucepan and stir over low heat until combined.
  5. Remove brie bites from oven and drizzle with honey balsamic.
  6. Serve immediately.

berry brie toast

 

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