Okay, who doesn’t like a good apple right? I know I do, but I don’t eat them all the time. This time of year though I find myself literally craving apples. Especially honey crisp. If you have never tried one of these delightful little things, please do. You spend a little extra money for them, but they are pretty darn good. Okay, I did not use honeycrisp in this next recipe, because I like the tartness, rather than the sweetness a Granny Smith gives me, but you can choose whatever you like. This made a great appetizer during wine and cheese the other night.
I liked to toast the baguette slices a little first to make them a little crispy, but you surely don’t have to.
1 baguette, cut into thin slices, 6-8 oz. brie, 1-2 apples, thinly sliced ( I like granny smith), 1/4 to 1/2 C toasted cinnamon sugared pecans, finally chopped, honey for drizzling and flavored balsamic ( I used apple cinnamon)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly brush baguette slices with olive oil and place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast about 3 minutes until lightly browned, flipping halfway through. (I do this ahead of time and finish before serving). Remove baguette slices and top each with a generous slice of brie and continue baking until it melts. – Keep an eye on it. It melts quickly. Top with thin apple slices and chopped pecans. Drizzle with honey and balsamic.