Goat Cheese Bruschetta with Honey Crisp Apple

These Goat Cheese Bruschetta appetisers are topped with honey crisp apples, pecans, and a drizzle of honey. This apple bruschetta recipe is a great twist to the classic tomato topping and a perfect starter to an elegant meal.

Goat Cheese Bruschetta topped with apples and pecans on a cutting board.

Apple Crostini

When you mix local apples with goat cheese, candied pecans, honey and pomegranate seeds, well, let’s just say the deliciousness factor is magnified by ten!

Lots of texture, sweetness and colour make up this goat cheese bruschetta recipe.  The little jewels of the pomegranate always add something special, don’t you think?  If you’re confused about how to open a pomegranate, check out YouTube but I must confess, I’m too impatient to do it with the water methods or cutting it into six chambers.

I simply score it around the middle, twist and open it up.  Flip each side upside down in a bowl and tap with a wooden spoon and your seeds will pop out.

A silver colander filled with fresh honey crisp apples.

Wash your apples very well and if they’re not organic, you’ll want to peel them.  I love Honey Crisp apples for this snack because of their sweetness but you can change it up if you want – just be sure to pick a sweet one.

Goat Cheese Crostini Appetizer

Bowls of the different toppings for goat cheese burschetta.

Topping this tasty little bite with thyme and a drizzle of honey will have you smacking your lips and reaching for a second..and a third!  Another way to keep this low on calories is to use whole wheat bread and regular pecans or your nut of choice.

Goat Cheese Bruschetta with Honey Crisp Apple

These tasty little goat cheese bruschetta appetizers are topped with tons of flavor and texture - apples, pomegranates, pecans and thyme. A drizzle of honey takes them over the top!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 pieces
Calories: 119kcal
Author: Robyn Gleason

Ingredients

  • 1 whole wheat baguetta cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large honey crisp apple sliced
  • 5 ounces goat cheese softened
  • 2 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate arils plus more for garnish
  • 1/3 cup pecans chopped (candied are great)
  • fresh thyme to garnish

Instructions

  • If toasting the baguette, preheat oven 350 degrees.
  • Brush baguette slices with olive oil. Season with salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Bake for 10 minutes or until slightly brown and crisp. Remove from oven and set aside.
  • In your blender place goat cheese, cream cheese, heavy cream and honey. Blend on high until whipped and fluffy - about 2 minutes. Scrape mixture into a small bowl.
  • Place baguette slices on serving platter and spread whipped goat cheese mixture over each individual piece. Thinly slice the apple and place one or two pieces on each. Top with chopped pecans and pomegranate arils. Drizzle with honey and top with pecans and chopped thyme sprigs.

Nutrition

Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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Two goat cheese bruschetta topped with whipped goat cheese, apples and honey drizzled on top.

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Recipe courtesy of Simply Fresh Dinners,  A partner with Barrie Hill Farms in bringing fresh recipes to your table.

 

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