Brie, apple and fig jam tostadas are a Mexican spin on the cheese board

Dec 16, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. ET

If you know me, you know how much I love Mexican food and how much I love modern, elegant recipes. Trying to figure out how to use up some tostada shells I had on hand along with a few simple ingredients such as apples and Brie, this recipe was born.

cheeseboard tostada

The sweet apples really pair well with Brie cheese, and I even went a step further and topped these off with delicious fig jam. If you enjoy the simple yet elegant flavors found on a classic cheese board, then this recipe will be a keeper. I say crack open a bottle of wine to serve with these lovely tostadas.

Cheese board tostadas with fig jam recipe

Modern meets Mexican with this fun spin on a tostada. Fresh apples, Brie cheese and fig jam are served on crispy tostada shells.

Yields 8

Prep time: 15 minutes | Bake time: 5 minutes | Total time: 20 minutes


  • 8 corn tostada shells
  • 1 round Brie cheese, sliced
  • 1 medium Fuji apple, sliced thin
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup fig jam
  • Fresh chopped parsley, for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the tostada shells on the baking sheet.
  3. Divide the sliced Brie cheese among the tostada shells, and bake for 5 minutes or until the cheese starts to melt.
  4. Remove from the oven, top each tostada with fresh slices of apples and a spoonful of fig jam, and garnish with fresh parsley.
  5. Best served immediately.

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