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Rave Apple and Gruyère Bruschetta

Rave Apple and Gruyère Bruschetta
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The following recipe and photography were provided by our partner, Stemilt.

Have you ever tried a Rave Apple? Grown in Washington state, this seasonal fruit is known for it’s delicious crunch and “zippy” flavor.

Although not ideal for baking, this apple is best enjoyed out-of-hand or on top of these Gruyère Bruschetta appetizers.

Perfect for entertaining, caramelized onions compliment buttery Gruyère, making a tasty bed for these ripe red apples.

Rave Apple and Gruyère Bruschetta

Rave Apple and Gruyère Bruschetta


  • 4 Tbsp. salted butter
  • 1 large sweet onion, sliced
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1-2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 baguette, sliced
  • 8 oz. Gruyère cheese, sliced
  • 1 Rave® apple, sliced
  • Honey
  • Ground cayenne pepper


  1. In a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the sliced onion, salt and thyme sprigs. Cook, stirring frequently until the onions are dark golden brown, being careful not to burn them. This should take about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat. Discard the thyme stem. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375˚F.
  3. Place the sliced baguette pieces on a wire rack. Toast the bread in the oven on the rack for about 10 minutes, checking often. Remove when done.
  4. Turn the oven on to the broil setting.
  5. Place a slice of Gruyère on each baguette slice. Return the baking rack to the oven. Broil until the cheese begins to bubble and melt.
  6. Top each slice with a bit of the caramelized onion and a slice of apple. Drizzle with a bit of honey and a sprinkling of cayenne pepper, if desired.
Heinen's Grocery Store

By Heinen's Grocery Store

In 1929, Joe Heinen opened the doors of a small butcher shop on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, aiming to establish himself as the city’s purveyor of quality meats. As customers came into Heinen’s new shop for their meat purchases, they began asking him to carry groceries as well. Joe added homemade peanut butter, pickles and donuts and by 1933, business had grown enough to include a line of produce and canned goods. Heinen’s Grocery Store was born.

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