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Cherry Ol’ Fashioned Jam Crostini

Lightly toasted crostini topped with creamy brie cheese, our new Cherry Ol’ Fashioned Jam and a sprig of thyme all come together to create the perfect small bite appetizer. This 20-minute crostini is quick and easy for when you need a dish to pass in a pinch!

Ol' Fashioned Cherry Jam Crostini on a wooden platter

We love little appetizers here at Cherry Republic because they are easy to make, customizable, and the perfect finger foods.

You are going to love the flavor of the rich and buttery brie cheese smothered in our Cherry Ol’ Fashioned Jam. A crowd-pleasing appetizer that is ready in 20 minutes.

What is crostini?

Crostini is an Italian appetizer consisting of small slices of grilled or toasted baguette and toppings. The word crostini in Italian means little crusts. The toppings often include a variety of different cheeses, meats, vegetables and condiments, or may be presented more simply with a brush of olive oil and herbs or a sauce.

Ingredients Needed For This Appetizer

Cherry Ol’ Fashioned Jam: Enjoy craft cocktail flavor without the alcohol in our new Cherry Ol’ Fashioned Jam. Weโ€™ve blended Michigan tart cherries with natural bourbon whiskey extract, grenadine syrup, aromatic bitters and candied orange peels to create the iconic flavor of an Old Fashioned cocktail.

French Baguette: Grab a baguette from your local bakery! Any long, skinny loaf of bread will work. When slicing, aim for 1/2 inch thick.

Brie Cheese: Soft and creamy with a mild taste and snow-white, edible rind. We used President’s Plain Foil Brie Wedge for this recipe!

Fresh Thyme: The thyme on top pulls this crostini all together by balancing out all of the flavors and adding a touch of bright color!

Toasting The Crostini

Preheat the over to a broil and slice your baguette into 1/2 inch sliced. Brush each individual slice with olive oil. Place your baguettes onto the a large baking sheet with the oil side up.

Place your baking sheet on the top rack in your oven and broil for about 2 minutes. Remove once toasted and lightly browned.

Putting Together Your Crostini

Spread a little bit of creamy brie onto each toasted bread slice. Top with one tablespoon of Cherry Republic’s Cherry Ol’ Fashioned Jam. Place a sprig of thyme on each slice and serve at room temperate.

Cherry Ol’ Fashioned Jam Crostini

Ellie K
A Cherry Ol' Fashioned Jam infused with bourbon flavor, topped upon toasted crostini and creamy brie cheese creating a quick and easy appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Servings 20 Pieces


  • 1 Large Rimmed Baking Sheet Pan
  • Tin Foil


  • 1 Jar Cherry Ol' Fashioned Jam
  • 1 Large French Baguette
  • 8 oz. Creamy Brie Cheese
  • Fresh Thyme


  • Preheat the oven to a high broil and place your oven rack in the upper section of your oven.
  • Slice your baguette into 1/2 inch slices and brush with olive oil. Place your baguette sliced oil side up on a large baking sheet.
  • Broil for 2 minutes or until lightly toasted.
  • Remove baguette sliced from the oven and top each one with a slice of creamy brie cheese while still warm.
  • Top each baguette with one tablespoon of Cherry Ol' Fashioned Jam and a spring of thyme. Serve at room temperature.
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