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328. 12 Days of Recipes, Day 7: Granny Smith Apple & Gorgonzola Crustini

328. 12 Days of Recipes, Day 7: Granny Smith Apple & Gorgonzola Crustini

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I love combining the sensations of sweet and savory in my recipes and, for Day 7 of our 12 Days of Recipes series, we have a great option for a holiday appetizer that includes the perfect pairing.

12 Days of Recipes - Day 7

Sweet and tart granny smith apples and rich savory flavorful cheese make a great pairing in this crustini appetizer.  You can use Brie in place of the Gorgonzola and butter with equally divine results.

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Granny Smith Apple & Gorgonzola Crustini

Ingredients:

1 large baguette (see recipe at organizingdinner.com for Easy Salted Bread Loaf)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic salt
6 ounces Gorgonzola cheese
2 tablespoons butter
2 apples, peeled and sliced thin (granny smith or your favorite variety)
2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Slice baguette about 1/2 inch thick. Brush toasts with olive oil, and sprinkle with garlic salt.  Toast for two minutes until slightly firm. Meanwhile, blend cheese and butter.  Spread cheese mixture on toasts, top with apples and optional walnuts, and return to oven for 6 minutes until cheese bubbles.

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About the Author

Kelly Donlea is a Barrington mom, chef, cookbook author the owner of Organizing Dinner, a company that brings sensible cooking solutions to busy people. She has published several cookbooks and one of her specialties is helping parents plan family meals with fewer trips to the grocery store. Kelly also offers cooking classes and demonstrations in your home or public facility. To learn more about Kelly, her recipes and her services, you’ll find her Facebook page by clicking HERE and her website at OrganizingDinner.com. Kelly is going to be sharing recipes, cooking tips and special features about chefs and popular menu items at area restaurants right here at 365Barrington.com.

To explore more of Kelly’s recipes in your own kitchen, her cookbooks are your best companion and they also make great holiday gifts! CLICK HERE to read more about her books, titled 70 Meals One Trip to the Store and 30 Spectacular Salads.

Please join us as we discover local culinary treasures and new kitchen classics in our weekly food feature here at 365Barrington.com called “Barrington Eats” with Kelly Donlea!

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