Apple Bacon Cheddar Crostini

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 3:00 AM, October 8, 2012

Aired October 8, 2012

Serves 8-10 as a snack
1 baguette, cut on a bias into 1/4-inch slices
EVOO Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for drizzling
Salt and pepper
1/4 pound bacon, diced
1 large onion, diced
2 apples, preferably Honeycrisp, diced
1/2 cup sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 400F.

Scatter the baguette slices on a large baking sheet and drizzle with EVOO, salt and pepper. Put into oven and toast for a few minutes.

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crispy, about 4-5 minutes. With a slotted spoon, remove bacon and reserve fat.

Add the onions to the hot bacon fat and caramelize for 10 minutes. Add in the apple. Season with salt and pepper; cook for another few minutes. Remove from heat and put into a serving bowl. Top with cheese and serve with crostini alongside.