Roasted Apple and Brie Bruschetta.

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I managed to save some crusty bread from my fondue fest Saturday night, and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.

Truly, I wanted to smother half in peanut butter and dip the other half in gravy, but I am the queen of restraint.

 

I am so great at restraining myself, that I limited myself to one serving of buffalo wing kettle chips last night. Actually, my husband and I split one serving.

He would like you to know that there are not 8 servings in those family-size bags. There is one serving. And we split it. In 30 minutes.

 

 

I gave the bread a light brushing of olive oil and set it in the oven to toast.

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I’ve never really been a ‘bread person’, and I prefer nutty, grainier breads most of the time. However, if there is a thick slice of crusty bread toasted with olive oil? Count me in.

And let me just point something out: thank goodness I do not like bread products that much. I would be 17,000 pounds. Which would be terrible, because I doubt any of my shoes would fit me then.

 

 

I sprinkled the apple slices with a bit of sugar and cinnamon, and let them carmelize in the oven.

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These were fantastic. Also fabulous in oatmeal and pancakes.

 

 

I snuck multiple chunks of brie before assembling the toasts, but what else is new?

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Brie is just so creamy and perfect and delightful. It truly melts in your mouth.

 

 

Once the apples were roasted, I topped the golden toasts with the brie chunks. The apples went on next.

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I left the skin on the apples because I just love the color. Staying true to my inner 5-yearold self, anything sparkly, glittery or pink catches my eye.

I can be mid-conversation, at a significant event, or driving down a busy road. It’s dangerous. Don’t wear a sparkly shirt or glitter eyeshadow in my presence.

 

 

Crispy, cheesy and sweet. That is my kind of meal!

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Roasted Apple and Brie Bruschetta

1 loaf french bread, cut into slices

1/4 cup olive oil

3-4 oz brie cheese, cut into slices/chunks

2 apples, sliced

1/2 tablespoon cinnamon

1/2 tablespoon sugar

Preheat oven to 425. Brush bread with olive oil and toast until golden brown.

Laybe apple slices in a baking dish. Cover with cinnamon and sugar and roast at 425 for 15-20 minutes.

Add a slice (or 2!) or brie to each toast, and top with 2-3 apple slices.

 

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This is sure to be a party pleaser, but can also be a mid afternoon snack for you. Grab some whole grain bread and go to town. You can also use another cheese, and even a low-fat version.

 

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In my opinion, I wouldn’t mess with the brie. A little bit won’t hurt ya. :)