For this classic Italian appetizer, I chose Gorgonzola for its sweet creaminess, but any quality blue cheese will do. A slice of tart apple is a nice foil to the garlic and cheese.
1/3 cup (about 1 1/2 ounces) crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 tablespoon brandy or cognac
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
12 (1-ounce) slices diagonally cut French bread (about 1 inch thick)
6 garlic cloves, halved
3 Granny Smith apples, each cut into 8 wedges (about 18 ounces)
How to Make It
Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring until blended.
Place bread slices on grill rack coated with cooking spray; cook 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Remove from grill. Rub cut sides of garlic over one side of each bread slice. Spread 2 teaspoons cheese mixture over each bread slice. Serve with apple wedges.