Total Time
1 Hour 30 Mins
Yield
Makes 26 crostini
Photo: Alex Farnum; Styling: Karen Shinto

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook rhubarb with honey in a medium saucepan over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until rhubarb is very soft and just starting to fall apart. Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Remove pan from heat and add vinegar and peppercorns; let sit at room temperature (so flavors meld) at least 1 hour.

Step 3

Slice baguette meanwhile on the diagonal into 1/2-in.-thick slices to make Put slices on a baking sheet, brush one side with oil, and bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Let cool.

Step 4

Cut cheese into 26 thick slices, each about as long as a baguette slice.

Step 5

Spoon a scant 1 tbsp. rhubarb mixture onto each baguette slice. Top each with a slice of cheese (or two smaller pieces) and serve immediately. Or serve toasts, topping, and cheese separately and let guests assemble the crostini.

Step 6

Make ahead: Toasts, up to 1 day, stored airtight at room temperature; rhubarb topping, up to 1 day, covered and chilled.

Step 7

Note: Nutritional analysis is per crostino.

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