Strawberry and Brie Bruschetta with #CaStrawberryTour

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At the California Strawberry Tour Event, I was given a cookbook, “Strawberry Recipes for Everyday”.  I am, by no means, even an amateur chef.  My favorite food is ASEM – Anything Someone Else Makes.   But for some reason, the recipes in this cookbook grabbed me.  Maybe because I love fruit… or because they looked fairly easy but very delicious.  Whatever the reason, in just a few days I’ve made three of the recipes!

The first recipe I tried was Strawberry and Brie Bruschetta.  I’ve never made bruschetta before and was surprised how easy it was!

Slice French Bread - 1/2" Slices

Butter Bread and Bake at 375 Degrees for 5 minutes

While bread is toasting, mix brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla. Slice brie cheese and strawberries.

Sprinkle sugar mixture on bread, add slices of brie, sliced strawberries and almond slivers. Bake for 3 minutes to melt cheese. Voila!

Maybe all those hours watching Food Network are paying off, hehehe.

Here are the ingredients from the cookbook.  I simplified the directions a bit, combining a few steps.  Just follow the pictures above and it will be “delish”!


12 slices French bread, cut 1/2 inch thick

1/3 cup butter, softened

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

12 slices (about 12 ounces) of Brie cheese

1 1/2 pounds (about 4-5 cups) sliced stemmed California strawberries

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup sliced almonds, toasted

If you would like a chance to win the “Strawberry Recipes For Everyday” cookbook published by California Strawberries and FastPencil, Inc., and some other California Strawberries fun swag, follow the link to the giveaway post!



  1. 1

    That’s looks super yummy! I wanted to let you know also that I’m doing a giveaway on my blog for if you or your readers would be interested! Today is the last day and there are 0 (ZERO!!) entries! So they have pretty good odds lol. The giveaway is for 250 flyers! Thanks!

  2. 2

    Looks delish! I’ll have to give it a try! I love strawberries and brie, but have never tried them together!
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      I was surprised at the brown sugar and cinnamon combination and then combining that with brie? But it was an AWESOME combination! Who knew, right?

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    —I swear,
    I could live on these little gems for the rest of my life…with of course, red wine. WOW!
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  4. 5

    OK I must be very sheltered. OR poor? I have never tried brie before but those luscious strawberries make me want to! I love almonds too! I think even my youngest daughter would love to try this, even on a mini bagel? thanks for posting!

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      Or your normal just haven’t spent alot of time in the cheese section at the grocery store! :)

      Brie is a French cheese that comes in a round shape (or cut into wedges). The outside is white and the inside is a creamy-ish yellow. It has a bit of a sour taste that *warning* can be addictive, yummmmy! It’s safe to eat the outside white part, some people do, some don’t – I’m in the middle, I usually leave a bit on but don’t eat all of it. If you don’t like the first bite, don’t give up, it’s kind of an acquired taste.

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    It sounds different for me but would def give it a try!
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  6. 8

    What a simple and great recipe! Can’t wait to try this the next time I’m in charge of appetizers.
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    Oh that looks GOOD!
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  8. 10

    I have to say these look so good! What a neat recipe.
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    I have never made bruschetta with fruit before. This looks amazing! It would be a great party food!

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