Remember when I told you we had a whole bunch of Gruyere? Like A LOT? Well, I couldn’t let it go to waste. I try really hard not to let food go to waste, especially if it’s ingredients and not a composed dish. And ESPECIALLY if it’s an ingredient as amazing as Gruyere. It’s seriously the best ever. I could eat it plain… and I’m going to because seriously there is so.much.left. (not complaining). So I decided to make some crostini to have a delicious treat for your Christmas or New Year’s party that brings some brightness to the table. Because who doesn’t love colorful food you can eat in a few bites? And with some champagne? This would be divine.
These were seriously so simple to make it’s ridiculous. Shred up some cheese, cut up some bread and fruit and slather some butter (what recipe doesn’t benefit from butter?) They are so simple and you could prep the fruit the night before, prep the bread the night before, shred the cheese and set out some butter to come to room temp (makes it easy to spread). This can all be done ahead, except for assembly. You could even toast the bread/gruyere ahead but honestly I liked the combo of the warm crostini with the chilled fruit. Do what makes you happy and enjoy your champagne while you do it!
- Butter (I used just enough to coat each slice of bread)
- 1 cup finely shredded Gruyere
- Approx. ½ Granny Smith Apple, sliced thinly
- Approx. 12 cherries, pit removed and halved or quartered
- Preheat oven to 350
- Bake for approx. 8-10 minutes or until cheese melts and the bread is slightly golden in color
- Remove from oven then top with one apple slices and bits of cherries