As the weather starts to cool down and the evenings get darker, we want to warm your home up with our delicious Autumnal Saffron and Brie Flatbreads. These individual pizzas are an unexpected appetizer that encompasses all the yummy flavors of fall. The creamy and sharp-tasting brie complements the sweet, floral taste of our high-quality Afghani Saffron from acclaimed purveyor, Heray Spice. Caramelized onions, apples, and toasted walnuts complete this flavor-packed dish we love to share with guests or prepare for a cozy night at home.
If you're not a fan of the floral notes saffron adds to this recipe, we recommend substituting this ingredient with honey. Any of the products from Heaven's Honey range would be a lovely topper to this flatbread, but we especially love the Natural Lemon Honey option for a citrus and sweet touch or the Local Illinois Clover Honey for all that pure honey flavor. The best part? By purchasing from Heaven's Honey you can directly support farmers and bees while enjoying premium honey! Heaven's Honey founder, Abdullah Motiwala is using his business to help local farmers fund and expand their beekeeping efforts while delivering the best-flavored honey in its purest form to consumers. Be sure to browse their entire selection of this must-have pantry staple.
Looking to make this recipe during the summer? Try updating with seasonal ingredients like grape tomatoes, mozzarella, our pickled onions from Twidley Bits, and top with Aman's special Garlic Serrano Mustard Achar. This savory and slightly spicy flatbread is a unique take on the warm-weather classic Caprese pizza and packs on the flavor. Ideal for serving outdoors and as a crowd-pleasing starter at BBQs. The options are truly endless with this easy recipe that can fit any season, dietary needs, or flavor preferences. Swap out the flatbread base with a cauliflower flatbread for a low-carb, keto-friendly option.
Autumnal Saffron and Brie Flatbread
Creamy brie with floral saffron is the combination you need this fall! This craveable seasonal flatbread brings all the fall feels into your home for a cozy evening alone or with guests. Caramelized onions and apples add a fresh and sweet touch to this flavor-packed dish.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
Heat a skillet over medium-high heat, then add enough butter to coat the bottom of the pan. Add in your onions and stir until they are fully coated in the butter. Cook for 5 minutes. Stir periodically until the onions are caramelized (approx. 40 minutes)
Pro tip: salt your onions before cooking them to pull the moisture out. Lower the heat if your onions start to burn before they are fully cooked and add in more butter if the onions begin to dry out during the cooking process!
While you're onions are caramelizing, add a glob of butter to another pan over medium low heat and add a 1 Tbsp (or more!) of sage. Let the flavors combine while the butter melts. Once the butter has melted, take off heat and put it to the side.
Once your onions are done, brush your flatbreads with the sage butter. Then add your sliced brie, caramelized onions, and apple slices to the top. Bake in the oven for 12-14 minutes, until cheese is melty.
When you put your flatbreads in the oven to bake, add in another baking sheet with your cup of raw walnuts. These will only take 8-10 minutes to roast, so keep your eye on them to ensure they don’t burn. Take these out done and chop into small pieces.
Take your flatbreads out of the oven and add your arugula and toasted walnuts to the fully baked flatbreads. Drizzle with honey, sprinkle with saffron, and serve hot!