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Baked Apple, Blue Cheese and Chorizo Crostini

The sweet apples are a wonderful contrast to the spicy chorizo and creamy, salty flavor of the blue cheese.
Course Appetizer
Keyword apple, blue cheese, chorizo, pork, sausage
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 259kcal


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons (packed) dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 large Gala apple, peeled, cored and diced into ¼” pieces
  • ¾ pound Mexican pork chorizo*
  • 1 French baguette, sliced into 1/2”-thick slices (approximately 15 slices)
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, as needed
  • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180ºC). Combine the melted butter, brown sugar and flour in a small bowl. In a 9x9” baking pan toss the apples with the brown sugar mixture then bake in the oven until the apples are soft and slightly golden, about 20 minutes.
  • Heat a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Remove any casing from the chorizo. Add the chorizo and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sausage is completely cooked through. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the sausage to a paper towel-lined plate and allow to drain.
  • Preheat the broiler to medium-high. Dip one of the cut sides of each baguette slice in the olive oil, then arrange the slices, oil-side up on a baking sheet. Broil them just until golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • To Serve, top each toast with a small spoonful of the chorizo and a small spoonful of the cooked apples. Sprinkle crumbled blue cheese over each and serve immediately.



*Note: Mexican pork chorizo is a spicy seasoned beef sausage that is typically ground and can be cooked in the casings or removed from the casing and cooked like ground meat.


Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 540mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 386IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 1mg