February 18, 2011

Crostini with Gorgonzola, Caramelized Red Onion, Topped with an Apple Slice

I have been wanting to make a crostini with Gorgonzola, but most of the recipes I found featured it with pear. While I love pears, I wanted a little more crunch on the top of my crostini. So I put my own twist on this all time favorite.


1 loaf of French bread
crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
1 red onion slices thin
1 granny smith apple or any apple, you chose the sweetness or
   tartness. (Tip: after slicing the apple, place slices in lemon water,
   this will help to prevent the apple from turning brown)


Pour olive oil into a skillet and when the oil is hot, saute the onion until caramelized, stirring continually to prevent the onion from burning, about 15-20 minutes.

Slice the French bread into 1/4 - 1/2 inch slices. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and place the sliced bread on the sheet, then drizzle a little olive oil on top. Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 5-8 minutes or until the bread turns slightly golden in color.

Remove bread and immediately place the Gorgonzola on top. The cheese should melt a little. (If your cheese does not melt you can pop the bread with the cheese on top into the microwave for a few seconds until the melting process begins) Then place the sauteed onion on top of the cheese and then top with a slice of apple and serve.

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