It was my first job and I started out as a bus boy (bus girl?) clearing tables. This job is actually where I met my husband. I was 15 and thought he was kinda cute, but was never really that interested until he got his hair cut short. And then? It was on. I stalked the poor guy. Stalking works, apparently. We’ve been married for 13 years!
Anyway! I started waiting tables a few months in which was much better than clearing tables. There were tips involved! And I wasn’t the one touching the used silverware or carrying heavy trays of dirty dishes!
I’ll never forget the first time someone ordered a slice of apple pie and asked for a piece of cheddar on top.
I thought he was joking and laughed it off and then brought him his pie without the cheddar.
People, I had no idea cheddar on pie was a thing! I thought ice cream was the way to go! As a young teenage girl who was still somewhat picky, I was thoroughly disgusted by the idea of cheese on pie.
I didn’t make you guys a pie today though. I wanted to keep things simple with an easy snack that everyone is going to love! Apple Cheddar Crostini…these little bites are the perfect after school snack for kids, but they’re also totally fancy enough to set out before a big holiday dinner or party. My kids and I love easy snacks like this.
I’m using Cracker Barrel’s rich, authentic cheddar to top my apples. I’ve already told you that Cracker Barrel is an award winning cheese, but I don’t think we’ve talked much about why it’s so fabulous! The flavor is perfectly sharp due to their unique aging process and the cheese is wonderfully creamy and smooth from the addition of cream. I mean, hello. Cream makes everything better.
If you haven’t tried Cracker Barrel yet, you really must. This isn’t one of those, “oh, it’s cheddar, I know what cheddar tastes like” cheeses. This is a unique cheddar that is a bit hard to describe. It’s worth tasting for yourself! The smooth texture and sharp bite are sure to make you fall in love.
As always, when you’re making such simple dishes like this Apple Cheddar Crostini, it’s important to use good quality ingredients. I’m using fresh, crispy Honeycrisp Apples, a good quality baguette, and my favorite Cracker Barrel Aged Cheddar Cheese. Feel free to mix this up with your favorite flavor of Cracker Barrel cheese and variety of apple.
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Apple Cheddar Crostini
Adjust the amount of bread, apples, and cheese that you use based on how many people you're serving! This will make a great appetizer or snack this Fall!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Baguette, sliced into 1/4 inch thick pieces
olive oil, for brushing on the bread
thinly sliced Honeycrisp apple
thinly sliced Cracker Barrel Aged Cheddar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly brush each piece of bread on both sides with the olive oil and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes, flip the slices of bread over and bake for 5 more minutes. Remove from the oven.
Top each crostini with one or two thin slices of apple and cheddar. Return to the oven for 3 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
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