Roasted Blackberry and Brie Bruschetta

June 21, 2012 · 29 comments

Roasted Blackberry and Brie Bruschetta

Yes. It’s summer hot and I’m roasting fruit again. It’s becoming normal life.

I’m also adjusting to humidity…and figuring out all over again that 90 degrees in Cleveland is very different than 90 degrees in Phoenix. Seriously different.

And! I spent the morning with my husband exploring the city we want to live in. Which means…we’re (officially) house hunting. Up until now I mostly just stalked Trulia. Now, there’s realtors and pre-approvals involved. Totes legit.

This probably means it’s time for me to figure out what I want in my new house…what I can’t even deal with and what I can afford. It’s a balancing act I’m still working on mastering.

Baguette with Brie

I’d like an island in the kitchen…that’s not wallpapered. (These exist. For real.)

I’d like a gas fireplace. I’m not ready to think about snow yet, but it still lives in the back of my mind. At least, I think it must. Goosebumps have to be coming from somewhere when it’s 75 degrees.

And, if you saw my boxes of clothes, you’d think a walk-in closet was necessary too.

Roasted Blackberries

But I know, when I sit still for five minutes, with a morning cup of coffee and the promise of a new day stretched before me, that even the smallest, simplest house will be filled with love.

And at the end of the day, if there’s love and an oven and a carton of fresh, local fruit, let’s be honest, I’m all sorts of happy.

I just might need to stop at Starbucks and slow down during the house searching excursions to remember this. Life is rough sometimes. I know.

Roasted Blackberry and Brie Bruschetta

2 cups fresh blackberries
drizzle olive oil, sprinkle sea salt
one baguette
about 4 ounces brie cheese

Wash and dry blackberries and spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Drizzle with olive oil and season with a sprinkle of sea salt. Roast in a preheated 400° oven for about half an hour. (Keep an eye on them; you don’t want to roast them for so long that the juices burn.) Meanwhile, slice baguette. Place on another baking sheet (this time without parchment) and top each bite with a slice of brie. Toast until brie melts (also at 400°), for about 15 minutes. Top bread with blackberries after removing from oven. Serve immediately.

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elenbcookery June 21, 2012 at 10:59 pm

This looks so good. Bet it goes well with wine. Good luck finding your new home.

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Corrie Anne June 22, 2012 at 12:54 am

That looks awesome. Brie, huh? That seems intimidating for me. Good luck with the house hunting. Have fun with it!!!!! Trulia IS fun!!

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Tiffany June 22, 2012 at 1:37 am

I LOVE blackberries, why have I not ever thought to roast them?? This sounds heavenly! It doesn’t hurt that I happen to also love brie…. thanks for sharing!

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Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?! June 22, 2012 at 7:24 am

Gosh, this looks good. I’ve never roasted any fruit but now I think I need to! What a great combo of blackberries and brie. Good luck with the house hunt! :)

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Cassie June 22, 2012 at 10:24 am

Great flavors Sarah! Good luck with the house hunting!!

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Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts June 22, 2012 at 10:48 am

Good luck on the house hunt! Never thought to roast berries like this, what a great appetizer!

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Erica @ For the Sake of Cake June 22, 2012 at 11:45 am

I will eat anything with brie on it! This looks super delicious.

Good luck with the house hunting!

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sally @ sallys baking addiction June 22, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Blackberries + Brie are such a wonderful combination! Good luck w/ the house hunting!

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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust June 22, 2012 at 6:04 pm

What an amazing combo of flavors! I must try this. Brie is my friend. And a good oven is a must. Wallpapered islands, WTH?

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amy @ fearless homemaker June 22, 2012 at 6:32 pm

these look wonderful! hope your house search goes great – i’m sure you’ll stumble across something amazing + perfect. =)

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Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. June 22, 2012 at 10:02 pm

House hunting is kind of fun to me, but it can be stressful!

This bruschetta looks amazing! The blackberries and brie must be so good together!

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bellini June 23, 2012 at 6:48 am

Househunting , if you are not on a time crush, is fun. It’s like going to many. many open houses. I am sure you will find a gem. As for the bruschettta it really caught my eye.

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LauriesCravings June 23, 2012 at 8:45 am

Simple and yet sounds amazing. I love this! I’m actually making brie bites right now. You can’t go wrong with warmed brie!

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Aimee June 23, 2012 at 11:56 am

This looks so pretty! Great photos!

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shawn leiskau June 23, 2012 at 12:30 pm

This is awesome..and its even better with a drizzle of warm blackberry preserves!..Enjoy

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The Starving Artist June 23, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I’ve never thought to roast fruit before… you’re inspiring all kinds of new recipes, not to mention a craving for brie and blackberry… mmmmm. Clearly I need a husband. Thanks for sharing! ^_^

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lindsay | rosemarried June 23, 2012 at 3:41 pm

I saw that we made the Top 9 together today! Congrats. These look simple, elegant, and absolutely delicious. I will totally make these!

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Suzi June 23, 2012 at 5:31 pm

This is totally impressive. I’ve never roasted fruit but it sounds like a cool way to cool. I don’t mean heat wise, LOL.

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MissMessy June 23, 2012 at 6:49 pm

well done on the top 9. yummy yummy

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Geraldine Saucier June 23, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Roasted Blackberries are one of my favorites. This Bruschtta looks and sounds delicious:) Thanks for the great post and Congratulations on Foodbuzz Top 9:)

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Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 24, 2012 at 11:58 pm

What a delicious appetizer! Love the idea of roasting the blackberries and pairing them with Brie – perfect match!

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Tara Noland June 25, 2012 at 5:48 pm

That looks so good. I love the combination of fruit and cheese.

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Amy (Savory Moments) June 26, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Looks delicious! I really love brie and fruit together.

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Baker Street June 27, 2012 at 4:00 am

A couple of these and a glass of wine, I’m set of the evening. Love the combination!

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Dana June 27, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Good luck in your search! I’m sure tasty dishes like this will keep you sane during the search!

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Trisha June 28, 2012 at 2:50 pm

This was good, but tasted a bit sour. Next time I might try putting some jam between the brie and blackberries, or else sprinkle powdered sugar over top to sweeten it up a little.

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Emily @ Life on Food July 2, 2012 at 6:32 am

Genius idea! Love the combination of fruit and brie. Perfect meal for a hot day. I would probably gobble up 10.

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Peter @Feed Your Soul July 5, 2012 at 6:13 pm

I did try your recipe. My pic is not as pretty as yours but your recipe is wonderful. here is the link to the blog. it is the current post with credit and a link back to you. http://www.chefpeterskitchen.blogspot.com Thx

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