Northwest Bounty Bruschetta

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto

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.

Yield: Serves 10
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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 173
  • Calories from fat: 50%
  • Protein: 4.5g
  • Fat: 9.7g
  • Saturated fat: 2.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 18g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Sodium: 267mg
  • Cholesterol: 6.8mg


  • 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


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