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Apple, Bacon, and Goat Cheese Crostini is the Perfect Fall Appetizer

Apple, Bacon, and Goat Cheese Crostini

This easy appetizer combines creamy goat cheese, salty bacon, and sweet honey with crisp apples and fresh sage for a delicious fall flavor combo. 

Ingredients

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  • 12 slices of french baguette or ciabatta bread
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, room temperature
  • 4 fresh sage leaves
  • 1 medium apple
  • 2 slices of bacon
  • 2 tablespoons + 2 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper

Instructions

Cook bacon according to package directions. Drain on paper towel. Dice or crumble cooked bacon into small pieces. Set aside. 

Brush one side of the bread slices with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Place under broiler on low heat to toast the bread. Remove from the oven, flip the bread over. Brush the other side with remaining tablespoon olive oil and put back into the broiler to toast. Remove from the oven. 

Rub the peeled garlic clove over 1 side of each slice of toasted bread. 

In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of honey with the goat cheese, salt, and pepper. 

Spread the goat cheese on the crostini slices. Lay two slices of apple on top of the goat cheese mixture. Drizzle all of the crostini pieces with the remaining 2 teaspoons of honey. Sprinkle them with diced bacon and fresh sage.

Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Notes

For a vegetarian option, swap 1 Tbsp diced pecans for the bacon. 

Keywords: apple, bacon, goat cheese, crostini, entertaining, easy appetizer, fall appetizer