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These caramelized apple and bacon jam crostini are a delicious sweet-savory mix, easy to prepare largely in advance and sure to be a hit with guests.
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Caramelized apple and bacon jam crostini

A delicious fall-flavored appetizer, perfect for entertaining.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer/Starter
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 slices, approx
Author: Caroline's Cooking


  • 1 small baguette
  • olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter 15g
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 apple 150g
  • 2 oz soft goats cheese 55g, approx
  • bacon jam see link below for recipe


For the crostini base

  • Preheat the oven to 350F/175C.
  • Cut thin slices at an angle from the baguette and brush on both sides with olive oil. Arrange the slices in a single layer on a baking sheet/tray and bake for approx 10-15min until lightly browned. You may need to turn the baking sheet or the bread slices part way through. The crostini bases can be made a few days ahead of time and stored in an airtight container.

For the apples

  • Peel and core the apple and cut into medium-thin slices. Melt the butter in a small-medium skillet and add the sugar. Stir so the sugar dissolves then add the apple slices. Cook, turning once or twice, until the apples are soft and starting to brown slightly. Remove from heat. These can also be made ahead a day or two and stored in a container in the fridge. You will probably want to bring them to room temperature before using.

To assemble

  • To assemble, spread a thin layer of the goats cheese on each slice of toasted bread, add a slice of apple and top with a small spoonful of bacon jam.


For bacon jam, try either apple bacon jam or cranberry bacon jam