Step up snack time with these easy Brie and Fig Jam Flatbreads!
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Fast forward 5 years. My wife found her dream job. We live in upstate New York (which may as well be Oz to this Southern boy). I now write a food blog, and we are expecting our first child. Wow. So much has happened in these past few years!
My wife got the job offer as we were driving up to North Carolina the week before our wedding. Less than 2.5 months later, I was loading the dogs into my car for our long, long drive north. Due to the craziness of moving, we decided to take a delayed honeymoon after our wedding. So the next May we took a nice, extended trip across Italy. We called it our honeymoon, but it was really just an excuse for an awesome vacation.
Did I say we took a trip across Italy? Oh. I meant to say we ate our way across Italy. From pasta to pizza to gelato (and everything in between), that trip was amazing! But we learned a really valuable food lesson on that trip. The best meals are often very simple, but they use the best ingredients possible.
Near the end of the trip, we were sitting on a bench on Capri looking out at the ocean. We had stopped by a local grocery store to pick up takeout sandwiches for lunch. Turns out this place had like 5, maybe 6, options for sandwiches. That’s a far cry from some of the restaurants around here with 10-12 page menus. And here’s the thing. Those were some of the best sandwiches we’ve ever eaten! For real!
We actually sat there and talked about how fun it would be to open a little sandwich shop. Nothing fancy. We’d basically mimic this Italian sandwich market and just offer a few items…but each item would be made with the best ingredients available. While we never actually followed through with this plan, we have remembered the rule that sometimes the best meals are simple ones with amazing ingredients.
And that’s where these Brie and Fig Jam Flatbreads come in. There is absolutely nothing complex about these flatbreads. 5 ingredients. Ready in 10 minutes. Quick, easy and totally delicious. That’s how I roll when it’s snack-time around our house!
Remember a few weeks back when I talked about adults needing snack time, too? Well, these Brie and Fig Jam Flatbreads continue that theme! Kids are lucky. They get awesome afternoon snacks. Adults get hosed. We get to make the afternoon snacks, and then we get to go back to work or back to chores. Where’s the fun in that? Why not treat yourself with a fun and tasty snack, too?
For these Brie and Fig Jam Flatbreads, I used Flatout’s Multi-Grain with Flax Flatbreads. Each of these flatbreads is loaded with fiber and has 9 gram of protein. Plus, they’re made with whole wheat flour which gives them an awesome nutty flavor when toasted. Top these flatbreads with a few simple ingredients, and you’ve got a perfect snack!
Not only are Flatout flatbreads perfect for easy, roll-up snacks, but they also work great for thin-crust pizzas! I was going to go with a fun and easy pizza snack recipe for this post, but then I stumbled across some fig preserves next to the cheese section at our grocery store. That’s when this Brie and Fig Jam idea took hold. I grabbed up a wedge of brie and a couple slices of prosciutto. Boom. Delicious snack done. It’s seriously that easy!
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Brie and Fig Jam Flatbreads
- 2 Flatout Multi-Grain with Flax flatbreads
- 2 Tbsp fig preserves or fig jam
- 3 ounces brie sliced into ¼” pieces
- 6 thin slices prosciutto ~¼” pound
- 1 tsp rosemary minced
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Spread the fig preserves evenly across the two flatbreads.
- Next, layer the thinly sliced brie and the prosciutto onto the flatbreads.
- Bake at 400°F for 4-5 minutes or until flatbreads just turn crispy. (Note: This step can also be done in a toaster oven. Just keep careful watch so the flatbreads don’t burn!)
- Once toasted, sprinkle rosemary evenly over flatbreads.
- Slice and serve while hot.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Flatout Flatbread, but the recipe and opinions are entirely my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Spiced!