Apple Cinnamon Crostini

Apple Cinnamon Crostini

Robust, whole-wheat Italian bread compliments the spiced apple, rendering a comforting combination.


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Serves: 4 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 2 mins

Yield: 4 x slices

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  • 1 Gala or Braeburn apple
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 tsp firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 (1/2-inch thick) slices whole-wheat Italian bread, cut diagonally (about 0.7 oz each)
  • 4 tsp unsalted butter

Directions: Standard directions Microwave directions

See microwave directions.

Peel and core apple. Cut in half vertically. Place each half cut side down on work surface and cut crosswise into even 1/8-inch slices. Keep slices together in shape of apple.

Set cut apple halves on small, microwaveable plate, still holding slices together. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar over each half and cover plate loosely with wax paper. Place plate in microwave, keeping paper tucked under plate, and microwave, about 45 seconds. Remove and let apple slices sit covered for 5 minutes. Uncover and cool to room temperature.

Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon.

Toast bread for crostini. Spread each slice of toast with 1 teaspoon butter and sprinkle one-fourth of cinnamon sugar evenly over each. Cover bread with apples, placed diagonally. Depending on width of bread, ends of some slices may hang over sides. Serve immediately.

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Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 117 cals
Kilojoules 487 kJ
Fat 4.5 g
Saturated Fat 1.4 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Sodium 119 mg
Carbohydrates 17.6 g
Fiber 1.1 g
Total Sugars 6.7 g
Protein 1.9 g
Calcium 24.0 mg
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