Crispy little wontons filled with sweet apricots and warm brie are ready in minutes and perfect for your next get-together. I feel the need to start this post with an apology to my readers. I’ve been concerned that, over the past few weeks, I’ve let them down as I had to step away from the keyboard and social media for a bit. I needed to unplug and give myself some much needed rest and reflection.
I had easy holiday recipes I wanted to share perfect for unannounced guests, entertaining with family, or ringing in the New Year with friends.But grief is a sneaky little bastard.
This was my first Christmas without my mom, the very person that always made this holiday come alive.
I was sure that Christmas day was going to be the most difficult day. Instead, the anticipation leading up to this holiday was actually the worst for me. The first sign of Santas and stockings being plucked from my basement, the loud festive music, her handwritten recipe cards, and thinking about how 2019 would be the first calendar year without her was daunting and brutal. I wondered how in the world I was going to get through the holiday without falling apart.
And so, amongst the shopping, decorating, wrapping, cooking, and even hosting a get-together, grief kicked me in the ass and what I put aside was this fulfilling little online world I named after her, Olive Jude.
So now that the holiday rush is over and that ugly wave of grief has subsided, I’d like to share this easy appetizer with you. It’s always a good thing to have little bites like this on hand any time of year. They are perfect for get-togethers like book club, impromptu happy hours with friends, and even a Super Bowl party.Warm brie and fruit is an ever-reliable combination, but when layered and served in crispy wonton cups and topped with my favorite balsamic vinegar, it becomes a crowd-pleasing little appetizer that takes just 15 minutes to make.
This is a recipe made with simple, ready-to-go ingredients that come together to make an impressive tasting treat. It reminds me of my mom’s belief to make the ordinary extraordinary.
What simple appetizer do you love sharing with friends?
For another simple appetizer using wonton wrappers, try my Mini Black Bean Wonton Quesadillas.
Crispy little wontons filled with sweet apricots and warm brie are ready in minutes and perfect for your next get-together.
- wonton wrappers
- dried apricots
- brie log sliced into 1/4 inch pieces
- red onion thinly sliced and cut into 1 inch pieces
- sweet balsamic vinegar or glaze
- fresh sprigs of thyme
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray. Carefully press a wonton wrapper in the bottom of each cup.
Place a dried apricot on the bottom.
Top it with a slice of brie and 2 pieces of onion.
Bake for 12-15 minutes until the wonton edges are golden brown.
Remove from the oven and let cool for 1 minute.
Transfer to a serving platter and drizzle with the balsamic vinegar. Top with a small sprig of thyme. Enjoy while hot.