Asparagus Crostini with Butter Sauce
Asparagus crostini are the perfect party appetizer combining earthy asparagus and toasted brie with a drizzle of garlic lemon butter sauce.
15 min Prep Time
30 min Cook Time
- Prep Time: 15 min
- Cook Time: 30 min
- Servings: 1 dozen crostini
Servings: 1 dozen crostini
- 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
Step 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2Arrange asparagus on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Lightly season with salt; bake 20 minutes.
Step 3Remove 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.
Step 4Meanwhile, combine butter, lemon juice, lemon zest, and garlic in a small bowl; season with salt.
Step 5Arrange four asparagus stems on each crostini and drizzle with garlic butter sauce. Top with the toasted almonds and serve immediately.
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