A delicious keto appetizer recipe, this prosciutto-wrapped brie will be the hit of your holiday buffet! This post is sponsored by Rockridge Press.
Oh kids, you are going to love me! Not only am I bringing you a delicious keto holiday appetizer, but I am also giving away 3 copies of The Big 15 Ketogenic Diet Cookbook. Because everyone, myself included, can use more low carb, high fat recipes and this book is chockfull of them. It’s a great book for people just starting out on the keto lifestyle who want basic recipes that don’t require much fuss or any special ingredients. And I know that with the New Year quickly approaching, many people are eyeing keto as a means to get healthy and stay healthy. A cookbook that breaks it down for you into 15 major ingredients can only help but simplify the getting-started process. The easier it is, the more likely you are to stick with it!
You know I love nothing more than creating really interesting low carb recipes. But basics are good too and we can all use them. That’s what The Big 15 Ketogenic Diet Cookbook does. Now it may seems scary to be “limited” to 15 ingredients but don’t worry, it’s not at all restrictive. These are more like ingredient “categories” that you can use to base your meals and meal planning on. I like how the blurb on the back of the book describes it:
“At any given time, the keto dieter’s refrigerator is likely to feature a small range of fresh vegetables and animal proteins. From cauliflower and cabbage to bacon and beef, this book starts with the essential low-carb basics and adds fat and protein in proper proportions from there”.
The book contains 150 recipes but it also has some fun variations for each recipe, so the total number of recipe ideas totals 300. So much to choose from that the keto beginner is not going to suffer diet ennui any time soon. When I flipped through the book, I landed almost instantly on the recipe I wanted to try. It’s holiday season and I’ve been working hard cranking out the low carb holiday cookies so I was in the mood for something a little more savory. I love baked brie (I love anything with brie!) and the idea of wrapping it in prosciutto really appealed to me. This is actually one of the variations on the recipes and so I got a little inspired to marry the two together by wrapping the brie as well as topping it with the rosemary almonds.
Oh my word, this is melty gooey cheesiness at its finest. It’s my dream appetizer recipe and if I saw this on your holiday buffet table, I would essentially stand there in front of it until I’d finished the whole thing. You wouldn’t be able to shift me out of the way and all your other guests would be mad that they didn’t get a crack at it. And I wouldn’t care, I’d be too happy hogging it all to myself. And what would I be eating it on? Well, I actually used the pecans to scoop some of the delicious melted cheese up. But you could try the Almond Sesame crackers from this same book. Or if you happen to have my book, you can try the Basic Almond Flour Crackers. Or try these Keto Rosemary Parmesan Crackers.
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Prosciutto Wrapped Baked Brie
- 1 3/4 pound wheel Brie cheese
- 3 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto
- 1 tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil
- 3 ounces pecans
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
- 1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment.
- Wrap the brie in the prosciutto and brush with the oil.
- Toss the pecans in a bowl with the garlic, rosemary, butter, and salt and pepper. Place the pecans on the Brie and bake 10 to 15 minutes (I found I had to bake mine longer to get it melty...could be the brand of cheese).
- If you have too many pecans to top the Brie, simply place them around on the baking sheet to toast. But watch them carefully as they will cook faster than the brie. Simply remove when they are nicely toasted.