Sweet and Savory Crostini Recipe


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Sweet and Savory Crostini

Crostini is a popular Italian appetizer featuring thin slices of toasted bread served plain or topped with a wide range of sweet or savory toppings.

  • 1 baguette
  • extra virgin olive oil

Topping #1: Gorgonzola, Walnuts & Honey

  • 6 oz. Gorgonzola cheese
  • ¼ cup walnuts (chopped)
  • Drizzle honey

Topping #2: White Beans with Sage

  • 3 cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • 1 15 oz. can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons really good extra virgin olive oil (plus additional for drizzling)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • ¼ cup fresh sage (washed and finely chopped)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚
  2. To prepare the crostini, slice the baguette into ¼” slices and arrange on a baking sheet. Brush each slice with olive oil and toast in the preheated oven until golden brown. You may need to turn the baking sheet or flip the slices to get uniform results.
  3. Remove from oven and top with your favorite toppings or try one that we have provided in this recipe.

Topping #1: Gorgonzola, Walnuts & Honey

  1. Divide Gorgonzola and chopped walnuts among toasted bread slices. Put back in the oven at 350˚ until the cheese melts, approximately 1 – 2 minutes. Drizzle each crostini with a small amount of honey

Topping #2: White Beans with Sage

  1. Add garlic, cannellini beans, lemon juice and olive oil to food processor and pulse until mixture is coarsely combined. If necessary, add more olive oil to achieve the desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Stir in chopped sage until evenly distributed throughout mixture. Spoon on top of toasted bread slices and drizzle with olive oil.


Willow Stevens

Willow is a mother of six who begins to feel the empty nest, with faer oldest child living with his long-time girlfriend in another state, and the next three begin their talks about jobs and the excitement of college and living alone. Willow started couponing in 2007 to save their family some money on the grocery budget. That's how Freetail Therapy was born, so that fae could share their knowledge of saving money with others. Though the site has become so much more since then, and now includes homeschooling and homesteading info, Willow still does it all on a budget and shares how. Willow enjoys snagging freebies, snuggling with their dog, Xander, drinking decaf coffee, gardening, cannabis and of course, their large frugal family.

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