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Apple Bacon Cheddar Crostini

 Apple Bacon Cheddar Crostini
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 24
Bacon and apples are topped on French bread! Relish this cheesy crostini for appetizers. Perfect if you love Italian cuisine.
Updated December 11, 2012

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 4 cups finely chopped peeled apples (3 medium)
  • 1 teaspoon grated gingerroot
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons apple juice
  • 24 slices (1/2 inch thick) baguette French bread
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (6 oz)
  • Additional fresh thyme sprigs, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon until crisp; drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon; set aside. Reserve drippings in skillet.
  • 2
    Cook apples and gingerroot in bacon drippings over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and tender. Stir in brown sugar, thyme and salt. Cook 1 minute; stir in apple juice. Cook 1 minute; remove from heat. Cool completely.
  • 3
    Heat oven to 450°F. Place baguette slices in single layer on ungreased cookie sheet. Brush with 1 tablespoon of the oil. Bake 3 to 5 minutes or until toasted. Turn slices over; brush with remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Bake 3 to 5 minutes longer or until toasted.
  • 4
    In skillet, add cheese and bacon to apples; toss. Place about 1 tablespoon apple mixture on each baguette slice. Bake 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Garnish with thyme sprigs. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
94
Total Fat
4g
0%
Saturated Fat
2g
0%
Sodium
197mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
12g
0%
Dietary Fiber
1g
0%
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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