blackberry + brie appetizer

blackberry + brie appetizer

We discovered this simple pickled blackberry recipe while onboard this summer.  It was a fun challenge to discover ways to use the sweet and salty berries. The winners were this appetizer with creamy brie and a salad dressing that compliments greens and fruit.

blackberries + brie appetizer

Serves: 6
Cooking Time: 10 minutes


  • pickled blackberries:
  • 6 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • blackberry + brie appetizer:
  • 12 whole wheat crackers
  • 3 ounces brie cheese
  • ½ cup pickled blackberries
  • 12 small slices of apricot
  • 12 small sprigs of thyme



pickled blackberries:


In a container with a lid, add vinegar, fish sauce, water and sugar. Mix until the sugar is dissolved.


Add berries to brine mixture, seal the container and chill at least 4 hours. They can be used for up to a month.


blackberries + brie appetizers:


Lay out a dozen whole wheat crackers.


Lay a slice of brie on each cracker


Place one pickled blackberry on the brie, and a slice of apricot along side.


Garnish with a sprig of thyme.


berry vinaigrette: ¼ cup pickled blackberry brine, ½ cup olive oil, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 1 clove garlic, minced, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper.Use berry vinaigrette over greens with sliced apples, pears or berries.

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  • Reply
    Patti Olswang
    March 8, 2018 at 4:19 am

    I wonder what this would taste like with goat cheese?

    • Reply
      Carol Buchan
      March 9, 2018 at 7:35 pm

      I think any cheese with a creamy texture would work. I often use cream cheese because it is in my refrigerator.

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