I’m sure all of us have tried crackers and cheese…whether it was an appetizer to a meal or a midnight snack, we have all probably found ourselves nibbling on some form of crispy cracker topped with some form of cheese.
But this snack takes it to a whole new level.
I was first introduced to Brie (and this snack) in college – and for that I am forever grateful. Brie is a soft cheese surrounded by a slightly bitter rind. And it’s ridiculous on sandwiches, puff pastries, or just by itself.
But most of the time when I want to have Brie, I eat it like a champ. I don’t just put it on crackers. I put it on crackers and then top it with honey. Sweet, sticky, messy honey. And it’s so ridiculous that I had to share it, because everyone who likes Brie absolutely needs to try this. Right now.
Seriously. Stop what you are doing and go grab these three ingredients:
The first ingredient is Brie! I usually buy the whole wheel because I love it. But if you don’t want to make that kind of commitment Brie also comes in wedges, which would work just fine.
The second ingredient is honey. I bet you already have some in your cupboard.
And the last ingredient is crackers. I like to use water crackers because they are mild in flavor but have a satisfying crunch. Carr’s are my favorite.
So, here’s what you do:
First slice the Brie into squares. About 1 inch by 1 inch. Or thin slices. However you fancy your cheese to be shaped when it’s sitting on a cracker. I like big, thick slices.
Oh, and the rind! Some people say to shave it off, but I like how it tastes so I just leave it on. And I’m too lazy to try. I mean let’s just be honest.
Once you’ve got your Brie all chopped how you like it, assemble your crackers.
And place one slice of Brie on each cracker.
Now comes the best part. Drizzle honey on each Brie cracker. It’s kind of messy, but that’s totally ok. That’s the beauty of the dish. Realize that your fingers might get sticky, and just embrace it.
Look at all the ooey-gooey goodness.
They are slightly salty and creamy from the Brie, sweet from the honey, and crunchy from the crackers.
You can either assemble the whole wheel/wedge of Brie at once, or do what I do: sit down on the couch with a wheel of Brie, a jar of honey, a container of crackers, and a knife to cut said Brie. Turn on your favorite show (I’m seriously digging Gilmore Girls on Netflix right now) and just make one, eat one. Make one, eat one. Make one, eat one…
Confession: I can eat a whole wheel of Brie in one day when I make these things. I’m a little bit ashamed…but not quite enough to stop eating this delightful snack.