I’ve been looking for a fun new crostini recipe and wanted to use my summer tomatoes for something other than my usual bruschetta. This elegant little appetizer was easy to put together and the combination of tomatoes, apples, bacon, and feta hit sweet, savory, and tart all in one bite….can you say addicting?
A perfect Fall appetizer to share with friends.
- ½ pound thick-cut bacon
- 2 cups plum tomatoes, diced
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ medium apple, peeled, cored and diced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 3 Tbls. cider vinegar
- 2 tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 loaf baguette-style French bread
- 1 8-oz. block feta cheese, crumbled
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice baguette ¼ inch thick slices and brush with olive oil. Place on cookie sheet and bake 8-10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the bacon until it is just browned, about 5-7 minutes. Transfer the bacon to paper towels. Chop into small pieces.
- In a large saucepan combine the drained tomatoes, sugar, apple, onion, vinegar, salt, pepper, and bacon. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook, stirring often, for 12 minutes or until apples are tender. Remove from heat and drain mixture into a bowl and set aside.
- Arrange baguette slices on a serving platter, top with a dollop of warm jam and sprinkle feta.