Recipe Box, Bleu Cheese Bruschetta with Apple & Bacon

Apple recipes abound these days! Caramel Apple this, apple pie that, and then I saw Apple Brie Bruschetta with Bacon, Honey and Pecans over at Rattlebridge Farm

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I was in love~this was the first thing that appealed to me since having the stomach bug, a hideous experience~ Yes! Life was good again!

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But, me of little patience, could not wait to shop for ingredients so, I made some itsy bitsy substitutions and came up with my own version

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Bleu Cheese Bruschetta with Apple and Bacon, topped with some nuts and dried berries~

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WWTD good.  You know, Will Wake The Dead good!  This apple, this day, sent the doctor away and I was cured!

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I know, a little dramatic.  I was excited to feel well again.

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Perfect!

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This would make a super easy and impressive appetizer for the holidays~unpeeled green Granny Smiths with cranberries and slivered almonds would look beautiful~

The crisp sweet apple with the tangy bleu cheese and the smoky bacon just melts on your tongue and the crisp nuts and more sweetness from the berries make you wonder if this is dessert or breakfast or simply heaven on a piece of toast!

Here’s the recipe:

BLEU CHEESE BRUSCHETTA with APPLE, BACON, NUTS & BERRIES  

for a printable version click here

Adjust ingredients according to servings needed

Apples, such as Honeycrisp, Granny Smith

baguette

bacon, cooked until just crisp

bleu cheese, crumbled

walnuts or pecans

dried cranberries or raspberries*

Slice the baguette into fairly thin slices~thick enough for strength to hold toppings but not too thick to eat. 

Toast lightly.  Sprinkle bleu cheese or gorgonzola crumbles over toasts.  This will be the “glue” to hold toppings on.  Top with a layer of apple slices then a piece or two of bacon.   Sprinkle with more cheese.  Put toasts under broiler just long enough to heat and melt cheese.  Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with nuts and berries.  The melty cheese will help hold them in place.

Dig in!

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*I used the mix pictured because it was on 2 for 1 special at the grocery one day and it sounded intriguing~ but I recommend making your own version, something about the prepacked ones just don’t taste quite right to me, but they are certainly fast and easy!

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Obviously the variations are endless here, and I am sure the original inspiration recipe is delicious.  I love recipes like this that you can adjust to your personal tastebuds~

I hope you’ll try a version soon!

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Comments
8 Responses to “Recipe Box, Bleu Cheese Bruschetta with Apple & Bacon”
  1. Yay! Glad you posted this 🙂

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  2. Andj says:

    These look delicious! What a perfect holiday appetizer.

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  3. Totally yum! Wish I had one ~or three~ of these right now:@) Glad to hear you’re feeling better!

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  4. What a great combination…I love all of these ingredients!! Yummo!

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  5. Wow, what a treat! Fantastic combination of flavours.
    Thanks for visiting my blog, Jenna

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  6. Wow! Looks amazing! I think I could definitely eat a few of these yummy treats! Wonderful flavors~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  7. Mary says:

    I’ve been drooling over these since apple week Jenna! Love the pretty and flavorful addition of dried cranberries! They would make a wonderful holiday appetizer!

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  8. Miz Helen says:

    This is a great Bruschetta for holiday entertaining, can’t wait to try this one. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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