Sometimes the best appetizers use a store-bought base, just a handful of ingredients and take the least amount of time.
That’s exactly what you get with the Warm Pear Brie Arugula Naan from A Cedar Spoon.
Six ingredients come together to create a melty, sweet, salty, and savory appetizer that you’ll want to make over and over.
Seriously, this one is going on my “I need a quick and impressive appetizer” list.
Will l feel bad for my friends because they’re going to eat this appetizer frequently?
No, I will not!
Because it is so dang good!
Looking for something sweet to pair with this naan?
It’s always nice to offer both a sweet and savory option when hosting for a group. Some people are always Team Sweet while others stick to Team Savory. And then there are those who pick their team depending on the day.
So, if you’re looking for a Simple to Make, sweet option, be sure to check out our insights on The Simplest Ombre Citrus Cream Tart. It’s on the table in less than 30 minutes and is a show-stopper.
Warm Pear Brie Arugula Naan
Simple to Make | Made to Impress−Warm Pear Brie Arugula Naan
Source: A Cedar Spoon
Pears rank high on my favorite fruit list.
But the problem with pears is that they seem to be ripe for all of 10 minutes.
That’s right. You wait and wait and wait for them to ripen and if you miss that 10-minute window, brown spots appear and the fruit starts to go bad.
So, one of the best ways to use pears is in a recipe that bakes them.
You don’t have to wait for them to hit that perfectly ripe window.
As a matter of fact, pears on the firm side that are just veering toward ripe are perfect for this Simple to Make and Made to Impress appetizer.
Five things to know about the Warm Pear Brie Arugula Naan recipe:
- This recipe really does come together in 20 minutes. The pre-baking prep time is 5-8 minutes and could be less depending on how quickly you’re able to slice the brie and pear and layer them onto the naan. Then ten minutes in the oven to melt the brie and warm the naan. The post-baking final prep is just garnishing with the arugula and drizzling with balsamic glaze which takes less than 2 minutes. Super Simple to Make!
- Using the premade Stonefire Naan isn’t a shortcut! In fact, it’s an advantage in creating a delicious bite. Light and fluffy, it still carries the heavier brie and pear. When you can find an appetizer base as good as this, it’s a wonderful thing and most definitely not a shortcut. You’ll want to use this for pizzas, dipping in sauces, tableside bread, and many other appetizers.
- I used Bartlett pears. In all honesty, my husband was headed to the store and I wanted to keep it as simple as possible in the pear department. You could definitely play around with the pear selection to find your favorite combination with the brie. Remember, it’s ok to play with your food!
- Don’t skip the balsamic glaze! But don’t go overboard with it either! There are plenty of great store-bought balsamic glazes out there and it really should be a pantry item in most kitchens. It’s sweet and tangy and a little goes a long way, so drizzle (see photo below), don’t dump!
- Make more than one. Just a recommendation, but you’re going to want more than one, especially if this is for a party. Your time to double the recipe is minimal and your baking time doesn’t increase at all. Trust me, you’re going to want more of this appetizer than you think.
Next time you’re in a rush and need a quick and impressive appetizer, try this Warm Pear Brie Arugula Naan. Your family and friends won’t be able to resist it!