This recipe might be one of my favorite things I've ever posted on the blog! Seriously, Matt and I gobbled these little bites up within minutes after taking the pictures. The secret to this french onion and apple crostini is the AE French Onion Sour Cream Dip as the base for the rest of the ingredients. Have you had this dip? I have a friend who now lives outside of the midwest and as soon as she comes home its one of the first things she has her mom buy at the store for her, and its never lasts more than a day or two in my fridge. This recipe is perfect for appetizers when friends are coming over, to take to a party or have as a light lunch. Everyone will think you are a gourmet chef, that is guaranteed!
The cute little animated image above shows you the process of building the crostini, step by step. I was so happy how all these ingredients just sing together, seriously a chorus in your mouth. The apple adds just a little bit of freshness and the balsamic glaze adds a sort of sweet and tart bite. Try this recipe friends, it will be your new standard party food of choice.
Garlic and Hot Jalapeño Mexican Style Dip very soon in some other fun recipes. Although you can take the sour cream dips to the next level with crostini's and 7 layer extravaganzas the dips also are a favorite of mine to just sit with a bag of chips and enjoy. I've found myself craving chips and dip this pregnancy- well potatoes in general are my craving of choice, in any form!
Do you have a favorite crostini combination? I'd love to hear in the comments! I'd also love to see if you make these- tag me on instagram @handmadeintheheartland or on facebook!
French Onion & Apple Crostini
- French Baguette, sliced & toasted
- AE French Onion Sour Cream Dip
- Apple, Thinly Sliced
- Caramelized Onions
- Goat Cheese Crumbles
- 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon Honey
- The longest step is to caramelize your onions. It takes about an hour, however you'll make a lot more than you need and then you can have them in the fridge for pizza, sandwiches or anything else you find you might want some delicious onions on. You can see all the instructions on how to caramelize onions in THIS post.
- To make the balsamic glaze that goes on top of the crostini you'll want to add 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar and 1 tablespoon of honey to a small pot and place it over medium heat. Let it simmer and reduce for 20 or so minutes until its thick like syrup, then remove from heat.
- When you are ready to put them together preheat the oven to 350. Slice your baguette into 1/2"-3/4" rounds. Lay on a baking sheet and toast for 10 or so minutes, until the edges turn golden brown.
- Spread a layer of AE french onion dip over each toast. Then layer with a thin slice of apple, caramelized onions, goat cheese crumbles and finally a little drizzle of the balsamic glaze.
- Enjoy fairly soon after making. I wouldn't make them too early before eating simply because the toast might get a little soggy from the sour cream dip.
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