Caramelized Onion & Apple Crostini

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 5:00 PM, August 27, 2007

Aired August 27, 2007

Serves 4 servings
1 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
1 small onion, chopped
2 Gala apples, or any apple of your choice
1 tablespoon pine nuts
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 baguette, cut on a bias and slices toasted

Place a small sauce pan over medium-high heat and add the balsamic vinegar. Bring up to a light simmer and cook for about 6-8 minutes, or until it reduces by about half and thickens up.

While the balsamic vinegar is cooking, place a medium-size skillet over medium-high heat and add EVOO. Add the onion and apples to the pan and cook for about 8-10 minutes, until the mixture starts to brown. Add the pine nuts and season with salt and pepper.

Top the toasted baguette slices with a spoonful of the onion and apple mixture and drizzle with the reduced balsamic vinegar and serve.