Baked Brie Graham Cracker Crostini with Lavender Honey Plus Friday Faves

by heidi on September 13, 2013

While some wax on about why you should never again bring Brie to a party, I say, that’s cool, go ahead and don’t do that.

All the more for me to bring.

Brie Graham Cracker Crostini with Lavendar Honey |

We all know brie is a favorite classic small bite at parties and gatherings. We know this thanks to observing the multiple visits to the food table your best friend’s sister’s boyfriend makes as he finally hovers over that last scoop of the smooth cheese and you somehow skillfully edge him out of the hunt and pop it skillfully into your mouth because this tutorial showed you how to eat it.

Brie is so passé. Really? I don’t think so.

I mean what person in their right mind (unless they’re lactose intolerant du course) would turn down a slather of gooey, fragrant cheese at an adult mixer?

I for one think brie should be accessible to the taste buds of everyone, whether you’re 5 or 50. And my little secret of bridging the gap of savory and sweet all starts with honey graham crackers. And brie. Made into a little crostini. And drizzled with lavendar honey and topped with Marcona almonds.

And you need this recipe.

Brie Graham Cracker Crostini with Lavendar Honey |

Brie Graham Cracker Crostini with Lavendar Honey |

Boring brie. Oh, poooooor boring brie.

I developed this recipe for Baked Brie Graham Cracker Crostini with Lavender Honey for the Honeybee Project and you can get the recipe here. Call me crazy or not in my right mind (but hardly lactose intolerant as judged by my love of cheese recipes) but this combo is downright delicious.

My friends all asked for more. I guess it wasn’t a bad party move after all.

It’s Friday and it’s the weekend which sends a big whoo-hoo out of my mouth and a shiver of excitement for weekend relaxing up my spine. Wait, I said relaxing. Why so excited young buckaroo?

This almost-to-have-passed week was filled with the finishing of a freelance mag design project, a client’s photo shoot that resulted in the sampling of way too many sweets and desserts, and the hatching and plotting of the Winter 2013 issue of FoodieCrush. Plus you’ll soon be seeing a number of great food blogger interviews (and a few giveaways!) on the blog soon.

And even more importantly to my housemate husband, we came up with a solution for our self-imposed, my husband hasn’t killed me yet, no cable television in the house cravings. My husband is a genius. A football obsessed genius. But more on that next week.

This weekend I’ll be playing soccer mom minus the minivan, hopefully adding in a visit to the State Fair for a deep friend something really naughty, building a Ute Indian wickiup with Smudge and I’m betting on several trips back and forth to the grocery store for ingredients my husband didn’t tell me we were out of before we started one of our cooking adventures. I’m thinking slow cooker something delicious needs to be at the top of the menu.

But what I really want to know is what do you have up your weekend dripping in fun sleeve? Leave a note in the comments below about what you’re cooking, reading, seeing or doing this weekend to inspire the rest of us to get out and do the same.

And now, it’s Friday Fave link time! Thanks for reading.

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Have a fantastic weekend, and remember to leave a comment below about what you’ll be doing this weekend that we should add to ours.

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Jen @ Savory Simple September 13, 2013 at 7:27 am

That crostini is so beautiful and I love the flavors! Wow.


Tieghan September 13, 2013 at 7:34 am

Brie has got to be one of the best foods. I love and am so excited to work with it today!! These crostini look awesome!


Christine @ Cooking with Cakes September 13, 2013 at 8:01 am

yumm this looks amazing, I’m a sucker for aromatic herbs + sweetness! also, the use of graham crackers is awesome, never would have thought of that!! great share :)


JC Carter September 13, 2013 at 8:11 am

You are right about this recipe. It’s great, and i’m testing it at a party this weekend, maybe with an apple-y twist since i’m going apple picking also. Oh and i love your links, you always have great articles to read!!


Bev @ Bev Cooks September 13, 2013 at 8:16 am

I’m counting the HOURS until I can eat brie again. Lawdy Lou.


natalie @ wee eats September 13, 2013 at 8:54 am


Brie? On graham? withOUT pecans and crap? Love.

OK, Chipotle, Intense. Me likey. and YAY PUMPKIN! and I know, Johnny Cash, </3. And we could totally adorn our walls with that art FOR THE LOW PRICE OF $7,000!! WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR!?


heidi September 13, 2013 at 3:44 pm

But the flippable art is so flipping cool, $7K is a steal! Thanks for clicking through, sounds like you’re a music geek too!


kelley September 13, 2013 at 9:04 am

I just had a “why didn’t I think about that?” moment. In all the years of catering, why did I never think of melting brie on graham crackers? I guess that’s why I have you. And why we are friends.
Y to the ES.


heidi September 13, 2013 at 3:43 pm

That’s right pal, I think you’re rubbing off on me.


Averie @ Averie Cooks September 13, 2013 at 10:46 am

You always find the best links! Love them and just opened most! And bringing brie to a party – I would sure love it if your crackers appeared at a party. How good that would be! They look incredible!


Laura (Tutti Dolci) September 13, 2013 at 11:40 am

Glad I won’t have to share your gorgeous crostini with those that find brie boring!


ashley - baker by nature September 13, 2013 at 12:25 pm

These are the most beautiful crackers my little eyes have ever seen!


Gerry @ Foodness Gracious September 13, 2013 at 12:45 pm

I’d like to give a shout out to the humble and always pushed to the side brie rind! People, it’s okay to eat it. You will not get sick! Anyway we have the start of softball season this weekend and lots of cooking/baking to be done. Have fun!


heidi September 13, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Have a great time this weekend and keep your eye on the ball and your whisk in the kitchen ;)


Kiran @ September 13, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Almost too beautiful to eat! Love the touch of lavender honey!


Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon September 13, 2013 at 4:47 pm

I’ll fight you for the last bite of brie at a party. Love the stuff, never gets old for me :) Have a fabulous weekend!


Cassie | Bake Your Day September 14, 2013 at 8:56 am

I die for baked brie. And Cher’s Instagram – classic!


Norma @ Allspice and Nutmeg September 14, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Love love love brie! This is brilliantly paired with the graham crackers. Yum! I’m making apple hand pies with cheddar crust this weekend for a gathering. Oh yeah!


la domestique September 15, 2013 at 4:14 am

This looks absolutely lovely!


Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious September 16, 2013 at 12:22 am

What an elegant, cheesy appetizer – and I’m sure ALL the guests would love this!


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