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Northwest Bounty Bruschetta

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto
Total time 30 mins
Yield Serves 10
Bruschetta is a favorite appetizer because it's easy, tasty and versatile. This recipe features so many bold flavors like onion, tart cherries, blue cheese and hazelnuts.

Ingredients

  • 1 sourdough baguette (8 oz.), sliced 1/4 in. thick
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup peeled and chopped Granny Smith apple
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 2/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped hazelnuts

Nutrition Information

  • calories 173
  • caloriesfromfat 50 %
  • protein 4.5 g
  • fat 9.7 g
  • satfat 2.5 g
  • carbohydrate 18 g
  • fiber 1.2 g
  • sodium 267 mg
  • cholesterol 6.8 mg

How to Make It

  1. Brush bread with 2 tbsp. olive oil and broil until golden, turning once, 5 minutes.

  2. In a frying pan over medium heat, sauté onion with remaining oil until golden. Add apple and syrup; cook 5 minutes. Let cool slightly. Stir in cherries, horseradish, and cheese; spoon over toasts. Top with nuts.