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Bruschetta Gorgonzola and Apples

Yield 12 servings (serving size: 1 bruschetta and 2 apple wedges)
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.

Ingredients

  • 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)
  • Cooking spray
  • 6 garlic cloves, halved
  • 3 Granny Smith apples, each cut into 8 wedges (about 18 ounces)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 148
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 5 g
  • satfat 2.7 g
  • monofat 0.9 g
  • polyfat 0.3 g
  • protein 4.1 g
  • carbohydrate 21.4 g
  • fiber 1.7 g
  • cholesterol 13 mg
  • iron 0.9 mg
  • sodium 263 mg
  • calcium 68 mg

How to Make It

  1. Prepare grill.

  2. Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring until blended.

  3. 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.