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Apple, Bacon, & Cheddar Crostini

Apple, Bacon, & Cheddar Crostini

Welcome to another monthly Key Ingredient Challenge! This month we were challenged to use apples in our recipe – a PERFECT ingredient choice! Doesn’t everyone have extra apples sitting in the bottom of their fridge right now?! I was in a savoury mood when I planned this one, so I cooked up some apple, bacon, & cheddar crostini appetizers!

Apple, Bacon, & Cheddar Crostini

Ingredients:

10 slices of french baguette
1 apple (granny smith), peeled and chopped
6 slices cooked bacon
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
1/4 of a red onion
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. apple juice
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. rosemary
1/4 tsp. thyme
pinch of salt

Apple, Bacon, & Cheddar CrostiniHeat oven to 450F. Place baguette slices in a single layer on ungreased cookie sheet. Brush each slice using 1 tbsp of olive oil. Bake 3-5 minutes or until toasted.

Apple, Bacon, & Cheddar Crostini

In a non-stick frying pan, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil. Add apples. Stir often and cook on medium heat until tender and lightly browned.

When apples are soft, add brown sugar, apple juice, rosemary, thyme, and salt. After a minute add onion and cook until onion is ready. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes. Once cool – add cheddar to mixture. Your nose will be SO happy you are making this at this point!

Apple, Bacon, & Cheddar Crostini

Turn baguette slices over.Β  Place approx. 1 tbsp of apple, bacon & cheddar mixture on the top of each baguette slice to complete the crostinis.

Apple, Bacon, & Cheddar Crostini

Once they come out, serve them immediately.
My husband, my mother-in-law, and my one year old gave these appetizers rave reviews! They will definitely make some repeat appearances in our kitchen!

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For those of you who like the recipe, here’s an easy printable version :)

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Apple, Bacon, & Cheddar Crostini
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Serves: 10
 
A quick and delicious savoury appetizer made with apple, bacon, and cheddar, served on sliced baguettes.
Ingredients
  • 10 slices of french baguette
  • 1 apple (granny smith), peeled and chopped
  • 6 slices cooked bacon
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese
  • ¼ of a red onion
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. apple juice
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp. rosemary
  • ¼ tsp. thyme
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. In a non-stick frying pan, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil. Add apples. Stir often and cook on medium heat until tender and lightly browned.
  2. When apples are soft, add brown sugar, apple juice, rosemary, thyme, and salt. After a minute add onion and cook until onion is ready. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  3. Heat oven to 450F. Place baguette slices in a single layer on ungreased cookie sheet. Brush each slice using 1 tbsp of olive oil. Bake 3-5 minutes or until toasted.
  4. Turn slices over. Add cheddar to apple and bacon mixture in frying pan. Stir completely. Place approx. 1 tbsp of mixture on the top of each baguette slice.
  5. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven. Garnish with a swig of thyme, if desired. Serve immediately.

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36 thoughts on “Apple, Bacon, & Cheddar Crostini

  1. Oh yes please! As much as I love sweet things – I’m a sucker for savouries! Especially when it involves bacon ;)
    I’m definitely making this – will have it with some low carb pancakes or something. .
    X

  2. What a delicious combo- I’m not normally a big onion person (love the flavor but not the texture) but these look like something I can get on board with. Thanks for sharing!

    I stopped by from Hit Me With Your Best Shot.

    1. Thank you Jessy! Honestly, I’m not a huge onion person either, but they just add a bit of flavour to this dish that I love! But if you don’t like it… just make them without the onion – it’ll be just as good!

  3. Oh my, these do look and sound delicious! Heading to the fridge to see if there are any apples left! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Blessings, Deborah

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