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Sweet and Simple 5 Ingredient Crostini

April 12, 2019

The recipes and photography for this post were provided by local blogger, Abby Thome of The Thome Home.

Spring is in the air! If you are a Clevelander, anything above 45° feels warm enough to break out the sandals. Not proud, but I’ve been seen in sandals on days that I should have clearly been in more proper attire.

None the less, as the Spring weather rolls in, the more I keep thinking about all of the family gatherings that come with warmer weather. Cookouts, holidays, and sunny days spent on our deck – it has my mind reeling with ideas on what I can serve my guests. One of my favorite appetizers to have on hand, are crostinis. Little delicious slices of baguette, topped with savory, sweet, or a mix of both. The options are truly endless! Guests love that they are so easy to eat, and that they are not too heavy – making them the perfect party munchie.

Easter is just a few weeks away, and I wanted to create two crostini recipes that are beyond fool-proof to make!

Our local Heinens is the ultimate one stop shop to grab everything you need for your grocery trip. If you have last-minute guests coming over, or are planning an Easter gathering, all you need is 5 ingredients to make an appetizer that will leave your guests begging for the recipe!

Let me introduce to you my two favorite 5 ingredient Sweet + Simple Crostini Recipes.

Apple + Brie Crostini

These are so incredible, and are also just as delicious with a spicy glazed pecan as well! I just know that your guests will love these, and be even more amazed to hear how simple they are to make!

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 loaf of baguette bread
  •  1 package of Triple Crème Goat Brie
  • Green apples, diced
  • Glazed pecans, roughly chopped
  • Honey

How to Make These Beauties:

  1. Toast your slices of baguette with a dash of extra virgin olive oil, until slightly golden.
  2. Spread a dollop of brie on each slice.
  3. Add diced green apple.
  4. Roughly chop the glazed pecans, sprinkle them on top.
  5. Drizzle honey across all of the crostini.

Click Here to Print the Recipe for Apple + Brie Crostini

5 Ingredient Crostini Apple + Brie Crostini

Strawberry Bliss Crostini

Strawberry Bliss Crostini make the perfect brunch appetizer, or are even a fantastic dessert option!

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 loaf of baguette bread
  • 1 container of whipped cream cheese
  • 1 container of strawberry jam
  • Fresh strawberries, sliced
  • Chocolate chips

How to Make These Beauties:

  1. Keep the baguette slices un-toasted. Believe it or not, it almost takes on a cake-like texture with each bite!
  2. In the microwave, melt dark chocolate chips in 30 second intervals until completely melted.
  3. Spread whipped cream cheese on crostini slice. Using whipped cream cheese makes it such a cinch to spread.
  4. Add a dollop of strawberry jam.
  5. Top with sliced strawberries.
  6. Drizzle melted chocolate over crostini – (I find it way easier to scoop melted chocolate into a Ziploc bag. Cut the tip of the corner, and pipe out the melted chocolate! It gives you clean beautiful lines.)
  7. Top with kosher or sea salt.

Click Here to Print the Recipe for Strawberry Bliss Crostini.

5 Ingredient Crostini Strawberry Bliss Crostinii

Voila! Next time you have guests coming over, and you are racking your brain with what to make as an appetizer, look no further. 5 items tossed into your shopping basket and you will be the star of the show!

By Abby Thome
Abby Thome is a local Cleveland blogger and avid Heinen's shopper with a passion for creating exciting, unique, easy and delicious bites and treats for entertaining her young family and guests!

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