I came home from my trip to Kenny’s Farm last week with a bag full of cheeses, one of which was the divine Awe Brie. I’ve always liked brie, but this one was different. This went well beyond liking. I quite literally didn’t want to stop eating it. In two days’ time, I alone polished off the entire 8 ounce wheel.

Just so you know, I don’t typically sit around eating entire wheels of cheese. A nibble here and there perhaps, but normally it would take me at least a week to finish off that amount.

What was different about this brie? I couldn’t quite put a finger on exactly what was luring me in, but with a little research, I found this article. Perhaps the fact that it’s a raw milk brie, which is very rare in the U.S., is what I’m drawn to. All I know for sure is that it’s like buttah, and I was happy just eating slices of it sans any cracker, topping or extras.

But as I was standing at my kitchen counter savoring yet another naked nibble, I spotted my box of Trader Joe’s Triple Ginger Cookie Thins. Light bulb! The soft, creamy brie layered on the thin, crispy ginger cookie then topped with a slice of strawberry made for an insanely delightful little bite.

Part of the beauty of the crisps is that they can be put together in mere minutes. When I throw a party I try to choose recipes with varying degrees of complication, and this would definitely be one that would rank on the Super Easy end of the spectrum.

How cute would these be for a baby shower, bridal shower, or tea? Don’t get completely lost in the cuteness though and save them only for a special occasion, because they’re so good you should also stand at your kitchen counter eating them on any old Monday, just like I did.

 

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Brie & Strawberry Triple Ginger Crisps

Makes 24-28 appetizer portions.

Ingredients:

8-10 large strawberries, washed and capped
8 oz wheel of Kenny's Farmhouse Awe Brie
Trader Joe's Triple Ginger Cookie Thins

Directions:

First, slice strawberries, setting aside bottom tips* (you'll want to only use the widest, flat pieces).

Quarter the wheel of brie. Cut quarters into thin slices (each quarter should yield approximately 6-7 small slices). Arrange Triple Ginger Cookie Thins on a serving platter. Top cookie thins with 1 slice of brie. Top brie with 1 strawberry slice. Serve!

*Save the strawberry tips to snack on, add to cereal, etc.

While I would normally say you can use any high quality substitutions for ingredients in place of those I’ve used, I can’t really say that this time. Since I’m falling all over myself for this cheese, I’m hesitant to recommend anything else, but you can be the judge. As for the ginger crisps, these have the perfect bite and crunch factor, so again, I wouldn’t want to tell you that you could use a gingersnap because I just don’t think it’d be the same.  If you don’t live where you can get these products though, by all means, give it a shot and report back!

14 Responses to “Meatless Monday: Brie & Strawberry Ginger Crisps”

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    ErinsFoodFiles — March 28, 2011 @ 1:48 pm

    Cute! The certainly look delicious!

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    Ally Garner — March 28, 2011 @ 5:15 pm

    Sadly, i don’t have Kenny’s Farmhouse Brie, but i do have some Brie from a local Cheeserie that’ll do. Love this flavor combo-making a few tonight w/ a glass of wine & a bubble bath while the Hubby’s out of town. Delicious idea Beth, thanks!!

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    Salma — March 28, 2011 @ 6:52 pm

    So delish, even the photos makes me want to run out and get some brie. Sadly, i just got home from the grocery store 2 hours ago.

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    Angela@spinachtiger — March 29, 2011 @ 6:27 am

    I would have loved to go to Kenny’s farmhouse. Maybe one day we could do a food blogger thing together. Brie will always be a favorite cheese of mine. It lost popularity in last decade to goat cheese. And, sometimes the best bites are the easiest preparation because it’s all about the ingredients. I could so see these at a tea or shower.

    • Beth replied: — March 30th, 2011 @ 7:53 am

      Hey Angela, you should register on our Nashville Food Bloggers website! We’ve all been getting together on a regular basis for various events and happy hours. Here’s the link: http://nashvillefoodbloggers.com/

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — March 29, 2011 @ 7:54 am

    Grat idea! and only 3 ingredients!

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    Kaley — March 29, 2011 @ 7:59 pm

    Wow these look so incredible!! I love brie cheese and I’ve paired it with cranberry, but I have never paired it with strawberry. This looks so light and delicious and perfect for a spring dinner party. I’m new to your blog and so glad I discovered it! I look forward to checking back for more fun, easy recipes :)

    • Beth replied: — March 30th, 2011 @ 7:56 am

      Welcome Kaley! I’m glad you found me :-)

      I still have a whole sleeve of the ginger thins at home, so I’ll be purchasing more brie this weekend to make them again! They are so YUM.

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    Lindsay — March 30, 2011 @ 10:11 am

    This looks divine! Where can you get the cheese here in Nashville?

    • Beth replied: — March 30th, 2011 @ 10:23 am

      Hey Lindsay- They carry it at The Turnip Truck (both locations) & they’ll have some at the West Nashville Farmers’ Market this Saturday! I know this for sure, as I’ve already checked because I want some more myself ;-)

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    Lindsay — March 30, 2011 @ 10:26 am

    THANK YOU SO MUCH, BETH! Will be getting some asap and making these!

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    Nakia | nakiaandkaleb.com — April 2, 2011 @ 9:59 am

    That looks so yummy. I think I’ll be making a trip to Trader Joes today for the makings.

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    A Fab, Fun Party in No Time Flat — August 17, 2012 @ 9:34 am

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    Grace — December 7, 2013 @ 7:25 pm

    This is a delicious combo, BUT … the cheese will turn the cookies soggy if you build them too soon. I made about a zillion of these for an event last spring, and they were basically inedible an hour later. Be forewarned to build them at the last minute, or maybe have your guests build their own.

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