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Have your kids ever told you that you are “extra”? Mine certainly have and I don’t think it’s always meant as a compliment! Regardless, this holiday season, I know I’ll be trying “extra” hard to create some special family memories at home. This is especially true this year because Christmas will be quite different. We won’t be having parties. That said, I am grateful that having four kids, it’s always a party of some sort at our house.

One activity that is always fun is cozying up to watch a holiday movie together. I’m not sure about your traditions, but in our family, good food always makes the occasion! I was excited to try this Envy™ apple crostini in place of a bowl of popcorn for our movie night.

Honestly, wow! We will surely be making this again because it was easy to put together and disappeared so fast I wasn’t sure we’d even have any photos for this post! I found the recipe on envyapple.com but adapted it slightly to suit my family’s preferences. We changed out the goat cheese for Havarti, though I am sure Cheddar would also be delicious. I bought a softer baguette and only warmed it through so it wasn’t as toasty (and hard to eat). I also substituted the honey for real maple syrup. Maple syrup is one treat I always have at home. I’m sure honey would also be delicious though!

Envy™ apples are the perfect choice for this recipe because they have a bright beautiful colour and a refreshingly sweet taste. I really love trying new apple varieties. We eat so many apples in our house, it’s great to discover another new variety to enjoy. Go give them a try! You can find them at local Sobeys, Farm Boy, Fortinos, Loblaws and Walmart.

Disclosure: This recipe is not sponsored though we did collaborate with Envy™ apples on a paid Instagram promotion.

Envy Apple Crostini

Prep Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Servings 32 slices

Ingredients
  

  • 1 thin baguette, cut 32 thin slices (about .5 cm)
  • 32 slices cheese to fit each piece of bread We used Harvarti but Cheddar would also be great
  • 1 Envy Apple, cored and cut into dices
  • 6 pieces of bacon, cooked until crisp
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup Alternatively use runny honey

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Place slices of bread on baking sheet and top with cut cheese. Bake for about 5 minutes until cheese is melted/soft.
  • Crumble cooked bacon. Remove from oven and top with cut apples and bacon. Drizzle with maple syrup and serve!

Notes

Our kids find hard bread unpleasant to eat so we only warmed the bread to melt the cheese.
I also cut the bread quite thin to make it easier to eat.
Keyword apples, bacon, cheese, family

We’re planning some fun holiday recipes and another seasonal magazine this December so be sure to check back soon for updates!