Asparagus crostini are the perfect party appetizer combining earthy asparagus and toasted brie with a drizzle of garlic lemon butter sauce.

Asparagus Crostini with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce

Asparagus Crostini with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 1 dozen crostini

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces, tough ends discarded
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 small baguette, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 8-ounce wheel brie, at room temperature, sliced thin
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced almonds, lightly toasted

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Arrange asparagus on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Lightly season with salt; bake 20 minutes.
  3. Remove asparagus from baking sheet and set aside. Place baguette slices on baking sheet; top each with 2 slices brie; bake 10 minutes or until cheese has softened.
  4. Meanwhile, combine butter, lemon juice, lemon zest, and garlic in a small bowl; season with salt.
  5. Arrange four asparagus stems on each crostini and drizzle with garlic butter sauce. Top with the toasted almonds and serve immediately.

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